BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-LinkedIn, Microsoft, Marinus Pharma
(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. stock index futures were lower on Monday as investors scurried to safe-haven assets ahead of a vote on Brexit. Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.48 percent at 17,780, S&P 500 futures were down 0.44 percent at 2,087 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.67 percent at 4,436.
** LINKEDIN CORP Friday close $131.08, +48.57 pct premarket
** MICROSOFT CORP Friday close $51.48, -4.04 pct premarket
Microsoft agreed to buy LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal, combining the software giant's fast-growing cloud services business with the world's largest online network for professionals.
** SMITH & WESSON HOLDING CORP, Friday close $21.41, +7.99 pct premarket
** STURM RUGER & CO INC, Friday close $57.41, +6.08 pct premarket
Man armed with assault rifle pledging loyalty to Islamic State killed 50 people during a gay pride celebration at an Orlando nightclub on Sunday. Shares of the gunmakers often rise on expectations of increased sales due to fears of potential gun control policies. Continued...