BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Oil stocks, China-based stocks, airline stocks

Mon Feb 9, 2015 12:52pm 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, link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks slipped on Monday, on the heels of disappointing Chinese economic data and increased tensions over Greek debt negotiations, though the decline was limited by another gain in oil prices. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.23 percent at 17,783.93, the S&P 500 was down 0.07 percent at 2,054.05 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.04 percent at 4,746.34.

** ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS INC, $12.105, +11.88 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, $1.58, +32.77 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.

** POSTROCK ENERGY CORP, $5.09, +25.68 pct   Continued...