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

Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:04am EST
 
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U.S. stocks opened flat 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.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.18 percent at 17,987.75 at 10:03 ET, the S&P 500 was down 0.19 percent at 2,092.98 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.09 percent at 4,889.342.

** CELSUS THERAPEUTICS PLC, $1.19, -80.71 pct

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, $6.36, -54.93 pct   Continued...