BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Celsus, VBL Therapeutics, Oncolytics, Magnegas

Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:12am EST
 
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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a quiet open on Tuesday, the first trading session after the S&P 500 closed at a record high, although investors continued to watch the uncertainty over a Greek debt deal and a fragile Ukraine truce.

Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.06 percent at 17,971, S&P 500 futures were down 0.13 percent at 2,090.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.11 percent at 4,381.75.

** CELSUS THERAPEUTICS PLC, Friday close $6.17, -82.66 pct premarket

The drug developer said a mid-stage study for a skin cream, the lead drug in company's pipeline, did not meet the main goal.

** VBL THERAPEUTICS INC, Friday close $14.11, -51.74 pct premarket

Israeli company said it would stop developing its experimental inflammatory drug to fight ulcerative colitis and psoriasis.   Continued...