BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Vapor Corp, Pain Therapeutics, Accuride

Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:13pm EDT
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U.S. stock indexes were little changed on Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.04 percent at 16,799.15, the S&P 500 was down 0.25 percent at 1,959.68 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.09 percent at 4,479.735.

** VAPOR CORP, $2.351, +42.48 pct

The electronic cigarette maker is likely to show robust earnings next year, helped by the shift from standard cigarettes to e-cigarettes, according to a report on stock commentary website Seeking Alpha on Sunday. The company's use of advanced technologies in its e-vapor products, e-liquids, and vaporizer accessories will drive revenue going forward, the report said. (

** AKEBIA THERAPEUTICS INC, $14.555, -26.19 pct

The drug developer said there were serious side-effects among patients taking its experimental anemia drug, raising questions about the future of a potential blockbuster. High incidence of serious adverse events observed among patients taking the drug compared with the placebo. The company said one death was reported during the trial, which was probably related to the treatment.