BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Apple, Heat Biologics, AcelRx
(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 were modestly higher on Monday, a day after the S&P 500's biggest drop in about two months, as some billion-dollar deals helped provide a lift to the market. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.84 percent at 18,005.9 and the S&P 500 was up 0.38 percent at 2,079.17}.
** HEAT BIOLOGICS INC, $8.659, +17.81 pct
The drug developer's bladder cancer drug received fast-track designation from the FDA. The status expedites review of drugs intended to treat serious conditions that have few or no treatment options.
** APPLE INC, $127.05, +0.36 pct
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook began showing off features of the new Apple Watch on Monday at a presentation in which he is expected to give details of the launch of the product, the first created under his leadership.
Meanwhile, the anticipated standalone streaming service from premium channel HBO will launch in April exclusively on Apple devices, in time for the season premiere of acclaimed series "Game of Thrones," the network said on Monday.