November 17, 2014 / 12:42 PM / 4 years ago

BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Baker Hughes, DreamWorks, Allergan

(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter,; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stock index e-mini futures fell on Monday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.19 percent at 17,570, S&P 500 futures were down 0.25 percent at 2,033 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.17 percent at 4,214.75.

** HALLIBURTON CO, Friday close $55.08, -3.41 pct premarket

** BAKER HUGHES INC, Friday close $59.89, +16.21 pct premarket

Halliburton, the world’s second-largest oilfield services provider, said it would buy smaller rival Baker Hughes for about $34.6 billion in cash and stock.

** PFIZER INC, Friday close $30.34, -1.65 pct premarket

The U.S. drug maker dampened investors’ expectations of a renewed bid for AstraZeneca on Monday by signing a major cancer drug deal with Germany’s Merck KGaA, reducing the U.S. firm’s need for Astra’s products.

** ALLERGAN INC, Friday close $198.65, +3.95 pct premarket

The American pharma company is close to a buyout deal worth up to $65.5 billion by Actavis Plc, one that could end months of pursuit by Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William Ackman’s hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, according to a person familiar with the matter.

** BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO, Friday close $57.95

Chemotherapy as a treatment for advanced melanoma could soon become obsolete, researchers said on Sunday, after patients taking an experimental immuno-oncology drug from the US-based pharmaceutical company had a much higher survival rate and had other favorable results.

** JD.COM INC, Friday close $27.01, +5.15 pct premarket

China’s, the country’s No. 2 e-commerce company, posted on Monday a better-than-expected 61 percent jump in third-quarter revenue as its number of customer accounts more than doubled to 46.1 million from a year ago.

** DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG INC, Friday close $26.02, -13.14 pct premarket

** HASBRO INC, Friday close $54.02, +2.72 pct premarket

Negotiations between toy and board game company Hasbro and the American animation studio DreamWorks Animation have been hampered by issues regarding the structure of the combined company, according to a person familiar with the matter.

** GENERAL MOTORS CO, Friday close $31.79, +0.35 pct premarket

The deadline to file claims under the U.S. automaker’s faulty ignition-switch compensation program has been extended by one month to Jan. 31, 2015, the program’s administrator, Kenneth Feinberg, announced on Sunday.

** FORD MOTOR CO, Friday close $15.14, +0.73 pct premarket

The automaker said on Sunday night it was cooperating with U.S. safety regulators investigating a report the driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang was injured in August by a metal fragment from the car’s air bag.

** CARNIVAL CORP, Friday close $41.5, -0.36 pct premarket

A cruise ship with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by norovirus was met by public health officials when it docked in California on Sunday, authorities and the cruise company said.

** DUPONT AND CO, Friday close $70.8

Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) were headed on Sunday to the American chemical company’s plant in LaPorte, Texas, to begin a probe of a chemical leak that killed four workers.

** DOW CHEMICAL CO, Friday close $51.37

Kuwait plans to offer to the public the shares in Kuwaiti joint ventures which U.S. petrochemicals giant Dow Chemical Co plans to sell off, state news agency KUNA quoted a senior Kuwaiti executive as saying.

** EBAY INC, Friday close $54.36, +0.07 pct premarket

** NETFLIX INC, Friday close $386.04, -0.57 pct premarket

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn increased his stake in e-commerce company eBay Inc while booking more profits from his stake in Netflix Inc, a provider of on-demand Internet streaming media, in the third quarter, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

** FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES, Friday close $12.4

A judge has ordered Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, to give a deposition in a Georgia lawsuit involving a 4-year-old boy killed in a Jeep fuel-tank fire, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

** VIRGIN AMERICA INC Friday close $30, +1.17 pct premarket

After soaring more than 30 percent in its market debut on Friday, shares of low-cost airline Virgin America Inc may be fully priced, according to a report in Barron’s. (Compiled by Ankit Ajmera in Bangalore; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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