BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Rio Alto Mining, Atossa Genetics, Compugen

Mon Feb 9, 2015 9:09am EST
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(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter,; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Monday, on the heels of disappointing economic data out of China and signs of rising tensions surrounding Greek debt negotiations. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures were down 0.53 percent at 17,688, S&P 500 futures were down 0.50 percent at 2,042.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.47 percent at 4,207.75.

** ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Friday close $10.82, +11.92 pct

The drugmaker said a combination of its experimental Hepatitis C drug in combination with Gilead Sciences Inc's blockbuster Sovaldi eradicated signs of the virus following six weeks of therapy.

** ATOSSA GENETICS INC, Friday close $1.19, +29.41 pct

The medical device maker signed a distribution deal with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, the world's largest maker of scientific instruments.

Atossa will market its FullCYTE breast aspirator device in the United States through Thermo Fisher's Fisher HealthCare channel under the deal. The device is used by doctors and nurses to collect breast fluid for testing.

** RIO ALTO MINING LTD, Friday close $2.64, +14.77 pct   Continued...