September 14, 2015 / 11:37 AM / 3 years ago

BUZZ-U.S. stocks: Big winners and losers ahead of crucial Fed powwow

(Repeats from Friday, no changes to text)

** With all eyes on the upcoming FOMC, US stocks saw a choppy week of trading:

** Teco Energy (ID:nL4N11A3ZH], Freeport McMoran and Kroger were the top 3 performers within S&P 500

** Amazon said it plans to sell new tablets just days before Apple unveiled a larger iPad

** Microchip’s positive preannouncement puts semis in a chippier mood; Microchip, Avago , KLA Tencor, Skyworks Solutions among week’s top gainers

** Gilead’s mega debt deal throws more fuel on healthcare M&A fire ; GILD adds 7.4 pct while Regeneron, Celgene, Pfizer climb 5 pct to 6.6 pct

** Valero 7.6-pct higher as leading U.S. refiner hunts for acquisitions

** On flipside, energy stocks week’s biggest losers after Goldman Sachs says crude prices could plunge further ; Marathon Oil, Williams, Hess , Consol Energy, Murphy Oil and Hess drop 6 pct to 7 pct

** Wynn Resorts still rolling snake eyes in China {ID:nL1N117291]. Stock down more than 50 pct YTD


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