September 18, 2015 / 5:05 PM / 3 years ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Penumbra, Versartis, Freeport-McMoRan

(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 indexes fell on Friday, after the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates near zero fueled concerns about global growth, muddying the outlook for stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 1.34 percent at 16,451.03, the S&P 500 was down 1.15 percent at 1,967.33 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.91 percent at 4,849.247.

** PARSLEY ENERGY INC, $15.285, -7.59 pct

The oil and gas producer announced an offering of 13 million shares of its Class A common stock. The offering size represents about 9.2 percent of the company’s total outstanding shares as of May 12.

** VERSARTIS INC, $11.97, +9.02 pct

The drug developer presented promising data from ongoing study testing of its long-acting form of recombinant human growth hormone in pre-pubertal children.

** PRO-DEX INC, $2.52, +6.47 pct

The surgical device maker posted its first profit in four quarters. Pro-Dex said its fourth-quarter profit was due to higher sales volume and over-absorbed fixed manufacturing costs.

** FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC, $11.025, -8.51 pct

The diversified U.S. miner and energy producer said it had filed to sell additional shares to raise up to $1 billion. The company also raised $1 billion in gross proceeds through the sale of 96.7 million shares that was announced on Aug. 10.

** LA QUINTA HOLDINGS, $16.17, -14.76 pct

The Blackstone-sponsored holding company announced the departure of its CEO and warned of slower revenue and EBITDA growth due to weaker-than-expected hotel demand during August and September. Brokerages downgraded the company’s stock and cut their price targets by as much as $8. JP Morgan cut its rating to “neutral” from “buy”, while Citi cut it to “neutral” from “overweight”.

** TRACON PHARMACEUTICALS INC, $16.25, +38.53 pct

The drug developer said a patient suffering from choriocarcinoma showed complete response to its experimental drug, TRC105. Choriocarcinoma is a fast-growing form of cancer that occurs in a woman’s uterus. It is currently treated using chemotherapy. Complete response to a drug is the disappearance of all signs of cancer in response to treatment. However, there are chances of a relapse.

** PENUMBRA INC, $40.3, +34.33 pct

The medical device maker offered 4 million shares, upsized from 3.8 million, at $30 each, above the original range of $25-$28. The Fidelity Investments-backed company will use the proceeds to expand commercialization of its stent-based treatments for stroke and embolisms in the brain and vascular disease.

** CITIGROUP INC, $50.36, -2.50 pct

** GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC, $181.12, -2.86 pct

** JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, $61.02, -2.60 pct

** MORGAN STANLEY, $33.03, -3.00 pct

** BANK OF AMERICA CORP, $15.515, -2.18 pct

** WELLS FARGO & CO, $50.8, -2.70 pct


** METLIFE INC, $46.52, -2.64 pct

** PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC, $75.9, -2.93 pct

Shares of major U.S. banks, insurers and other financial companies fell after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Thursday in a bow to worries about the global economy, financial market volatility and sluggish inflation at home.

** PRIMERO MINING CORP, $2.65, +2.32 pct

** ELDORADO GOLD CORP, $3.105, +2.81 pct

** PRETIUM RESOURCES INC, $5.62, +3.12 pct

** SIBANYE GOLD LTD, $5.18, +2.78 pct

** ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD, $8.47, +2.67 pct

** HECLA MINING CO, $2.245, +4.91 pct

** FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP, $3.23, +1.25 pct

Shares of gold and silver miners rose after gold prices gained as the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave U.S. interest rates unchanged weighed on the dollar and added to uncertainty over the timing of the first rate hike in a decade.

** EXXON MOBIL CORP, $72.89, -2.11 pct

** CONOCOPHILLIPS, $48.92, -2.41 pct

** CHEVRON CORP, $77.91, -1.89 pct

** BONANZA CREEK ENERGY INC, $6.035, -12.66 pct

** ECLIPSE RESOURCES CORP, $3.13, -10.06 pct

** BILL BARRETT CORP, $3.41, -10.50 pct

** EP ENERGY CORP, $5.79, -9.39 pct

** WPX ENERGY INC, $7.815, -5.39 pct

** DENBURY RESOURCES INC, $2.955, -8.23 pct


** C&J ENERGY SERVICES LTD, $4.35, -8.61 pct

** PRECISION DRILLING CORP, $4.07, -5.35 pct


** ENSCO PLC, $15.59, -7.59 pct

Shares of oil and gas companies declined after oil prices fell after U.S. Fed’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged raised concerns about the health of the global economy.

** SOUFUN HOLDINGS LTD, $6.06, +3.24 pct

The Chinese online property portal said its management, IDG and Carlyle would invest $400 million-$700 million to purchase Class A shares and convertible notes.

** KINROSS GOLD CORP, $1.8, +6.51 pct

The Canadian miner lowered its full-year capital spending and overhead costs forecasts on Thursday and raised the lower end of its production outlook. (Compiled by Sneha Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirti Pandey)

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