BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Orexigen, Alliance Bancorp, Cumulus Media
(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 fell on Tuesday after a weak auto sales report pulled the Dow and S&P back from their latest records and the Nasdaq dipped below 5,000 the day after scaling the milestone level for the first time in 15 years. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.51 percent at 18,194.81 and the S&P 500 was down 0.56 percent at 2,105.58.
** OREXIGEN THERAPEUTICS INC, $8.62, +48.88 pct
The drugmaker provided data from an ongoing cardiovascular outcomes study, which shows its obesity drug, Contrave, was superior to placebo for heart.
** MCDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL INC, $3.38, +29.50 pct
The oilfield service provider reported a fourth-quarter profit, compared with a loss a year earlier. The company also forecast 2015 revenue much higher than analysts' average estimate.
** NORTHSTAR REALTY FINANCE CORP, $18.47, -3.30 pct Continued...