BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Cytori, Penn Virginia, Nationstar, gold stocks

Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:12pm EST
 
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U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Thursday in the wake of a mixed bag of economic data, with the Dow and the S&P 500 holding just off record highs while the Nasdaq advanced modestly. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 0.08 percent at 18,210.37, the S&P 500 was down 0.13 percent at 2,111.05 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.14 percent at 4,974.28.

** CYTORI THERAPEUTICS INC, $1.1377, +58.01 pct

The drug developer said the U.S. FDA agreed to it expanding its late-stage study on its scleroderma cell therapy to 20 centers in the United States from 12.

** PENN VIRGINIA CORP, $6.965, +12.34 pct

The oil and gas producer is looking to sell itself as its stock price has declined, reserves have lost value and biggest shareholder George Soros has urged it to find a buyer, the Wall Street Journal reported.

** NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE HOLDINGS INC,$27.83, -11.06 pct   Continued...