(For faster updates on individual market-movers, Eikon users please use search string "STXBZ US"; for the Day Ahead newsletter, link.reuters.com/mex49s) Dow Jones industrial average futures were down 0.08 percent at 18,210, S&P 500 futures were down 0.18 percent at 2,120.75 and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.17 percent at 4,521.25.
** TIME WARNER CABLE INC, Friday close $171.18, +8.83 pct premarket
** CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC, Friday close $175.33, +4.66 pct premarket
** COMCAST CORP, Friday close $57.87
Charter Communications said it would buy Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, as the second and third largest U.S. cable operators look to better compete with market leader Comcast.
** ASTRAZENECA PLC, Friday close $69.45, -1.48 pct premarket
Britain’s second-biggest drugmaker’s hopes of topping $45 billion in revenue by 2023 have been dealt a blow by a problem with an experimental psoriasis drug that it had viewed as a potential billion-dollar plus seller.
** PRICELINE GROUP INC, Friday close $1,208.5
** CTRIP.COM INTERNATIONAL LTD, Friday close $1,208.5
Travel websites operator Priceline will invest an additional $250 million in Chinese online travel company Ctrip.com to tap the fast growing China market.
** LIVEPERSON INC, Friday close $8.94, +11.63 pct premarket
** NICE SYSTEMS, Friday close $65.055
Israeli software provider Nice is in talks to buy chat software firm LivePerson, the Calcalist financial news website said on Tuesday.
** WAL MART STORES INC, Friday close $75.86, +0.05 pct premarket
A labor-affiliated pension fund adviser is seeking an inquest into the auditor of Wal Mart Stores, Ernst & Young LLP, accusing the auditing firm of knowing about possible bribery in Mexico long before the retailer disclosed it to U.S. authorities.
** BARRICK GOLD CORP, Friday close $12.29, -1.30 pct premarket
The Canadian miner said it would sell 50 percent stake in its unit that manages the Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea to China’s Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd for $298 million in cash.
** FORD MOTOR Co, Friday close $15.27, -0.07 pct premarket
The Turkish unit of the U.S. car maker has suspended operations at one of its plants after a week-long labor dispute flared up again just days after the company resumed production at another Turkey plant. (Reporting By Shubhankar Chakravorty in Bengaluru)