BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Sohu.com, Regulus Therapeutics, MCG Capital
(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, on the heels of disappointing economic data out of China and signs of rising tensions surrounding Greek debt negotiations. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.34 percent at 17,763.3, the S&P 500 was down 0.20 percent at 2,051.38 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.20 percent at 4,735.12.
** ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS INC, $12.29, +13.59 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, $1.59, +33.61 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, $2.9, +9.85 pct Continued...