BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Sapient, Ryanair, Apple, Covance

Mon Nov 3, 2014 6:45am EST
 
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U.S. stock index e-mini futures fell on Monday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.14 percent at 17,286, S&P 500 futures were down 0.10 percent at 2,009.5 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.09 percent at 4,146.75.

** SAPIENT CORP, Friday close $17.32, +41.11 pct premarket

Publicis, the world's third-largest advertising agency, has agreed to buy the digital ad specialist for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accelerate growth after a botched merger earlier this year.

** COVANCE INC, Friday close $79.9, +25.16 pct premarket

** LABORATORY CORP OF AMERICA HOLDINGS, Friday close $109.29

Laboratory Corp, a provider of healthcare diagnostic services, said it would buy contract research company Covance for about $6.1 billion in cash and stock.

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