(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 e-mini futures rose on Monday: Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.50 percent at 17,714, S&P 500 futures were up 0.45 percent at 2,061.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.65 percent at 4,354.
** CELLULAR DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL INC, Friday close $7.94, +107.05 pct premarket
Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire U.S. biotechnology firm Cellular Dynamics International Inc (CDI) for $307 million.
** HORIZON PHARMA PLC, Friday close $21.81, +7.43 pct premarket
** HYPERION THERAPEUTICS INC, Friday close $42.74, +6.11 pct premarket
Horizon said it would acquire U.S. drugmaker Hyperion in an all-cash deal worth about $1.1 billion. Horizon will pay $46 per share, representing a premium of 7.6 percent to Hyperion’s Friday closing price.
** UNITEDHEALTH GROUP, Friday close $116.25, +2.67 pct premarket
** CATAMARAN CORP, Friday close $48.32, +26.22 pct premarket
UnitedHealth unit OptumRx Corp agreed to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran in a deal worth $12.78 billion.
** INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Friday close $293.91, +1.73 pct premarket
The drugmaker has moved to the front in the race to produce treatments for the serious liver disease known as NASH following the failure of a rival drug from France’s Genfit in a midstage clinical trial, according to analysts and investors.
** ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP, Friday close $5.39, -25.79 pct premarket
The United States Food and Drug Administration rejected Adamis’ injection for treating severe allergic reactions, the company said.
** E-HOUSE CHINA HOLDINGS LTD, Friday close $5.2, +2.61 pct premarket
** LEJU HOLDINGS LTD, Friday close $7.55, +7.21 pct premarket
** SOUFUN HOLDINGS LTD, Friday close $5.88, +11.41 pct premarket
Shares of U.S.-listed Chinese real estate companies rose after China’s central bank eased lending policies for purchases of second homes. The People’s Bank of China said it would adjust the minimum down-payment for second home buyers and improve lending policies to promote “healthy development of the real estate market”.
** INTEL CORP, Friday close $32, -0.75 pct premarket
** ALTERA CORP, Friday close $44.39, +2.16 pct premarket
Intel is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera, in a deal likely to top $10 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter, making it Intel’s biggest purchase ever and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector.
** DOW CHEMICAL CO, Friday close $46.86, +3.20 pct premarket
** OLIN CORP, Friday close $27.19, +1.10 pct premarket
Dow will separate a portion of its century-old chlorine business and sell it to Olin in a tax-efficient deal worth $5 billion as part of efforts to shed low-margin assets.
** YAHOO INC, Friday close $45.1, +1.06 pct premarket
** MICROSOFT CORP, Friday close $40.97, +0.76 pct premarket
Yahoo and Microsoft agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a 10-year search deal, as the two internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives.
** DUPONT, Friday close $71.76
Fidelity Investments, a major investor in DuPont, has put pressure on activist fund Trian Fund Management LP and the chemical conglomerate to reach a settlement in what it sees as a detrimental proxy fight, according to people close to the matter.
** FORD MOTOR CO, Friday close $16.01
The automaker plans to resurrect the Lincoln Continental as its top-of-the line luxury sedan, betting the classic name will help rebuild the brand’s image in the United States and China.
** BEST BUY CO INC, Friday close $38.4, +0.08 pct premarket
The U.S. electronics retailer plans to close some stores and consolidate its operations in Canada, its second-largest market, in a move that will hurt earnings this year, the company said on Saturday.
** CITIGROUP INC, Friday close $51.19
The Argentine securities regulator said on Friday that Citibank Argentina had violated local laws in striking a deal with litigating U.S. hedge funds and suspended the bank from conducting capital market operations.
** CHEVRON CORP, Friday close $105.25
The U.S. energy giant Chevron sold its entire stake in refiner Caltex Australia Ltd for A$4.7 billion ($3.7 billion) in Asia’s biggest block deal this year, as falling oil prices and high costs hurt margins.
$1 = 1.2905 Australian dollars Compiled by Ramkumar Iyer in Bengaluru; Editing by Simon Jennings