March 5, 2018 / 5:26 PM / a year ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-GE, Vericel, XL Group, Blue Apron

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U.S. stocks swung higher on Monday, coming off a turbulent period following
concerns that President Donald Trump's threat to impose hefty tariffs on steel
and aluminum would spark a global trade war.
    At 11:3811:23 ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.53
percent at 24,667.93up 0.54 percent at 24,670.03. The S&P 500 was up 0.60
percent at 2,707.42up 0.61 percent at 2,707.56 and the Nasdaq Composite
was up 0.52 percent at 7,295.503up 0.48 percent at 7,292.421.
 The top three S&P 500 percentage gainers:
 ** XL Group Ltd, up 29.1 pct
 ** CF Industries, up 6 pct
 ** Chesapeake Energy Corp, up 4.7 pct
 The top three S&P 500 percentage losers:
 ** Dentsply Sirona, down 3.3 pct
 ** Marriott International, down 2.5 pct
 ** J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc, down 2 pct
 The top three NYSE percentage gainers:
 ** XL Group Ltd, up 29.1 pct
 ** Intrepid Potash, up 12.4 pct
 ** Celadon Group Inc, up 9.3 pct
 The top three NYSE percentage losers:
 ** Sparton Corp, down 25.1 pct
 ** BRF SA, down 15.7 pct
 ** Vectrus Inc, down 10.7 pct
 The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers:
 ** Innovate Biopharmaceuticals Inc, up 90.2 pct
 ** Clearside Biomedical Inc, up 38.5 pct
 ** GTx Inc, up 30.8 pct
 The top three Nasdaq percentage losers:
 ** Dermira Inc, down 64 pct
 ** NextDecade Corp, down 12.7 pct
 ** VivoPower International PLC, down 10.5 pct
 ** XL Group Ltd: up 29.1 pct
 UPDATE 3-AXA buys Bermuda-based XL for $15 bln in latest insurance mega-deal

 BUZZ-XL Group Ltd: Stock jumps on buyout offer from French insurer AXA

 ** General Electric Co: up 3.3 pct
 BUZZ-Beaten-up GE shares catch bid as William Blair stays bullish
 ** Valeant Pharmaceuticals International: up 3.5 pct
 BUZZ-Valeant: Doing 'right' things, says Deutsche Bank, upgrades to 'buy'

 ** Monster Beverage Corp up 3.6 pct
 BUZZ-Monster Beverage: Deutsche Bank raises to "buy"
 ** Sparton Corp: down 25.1 pct
 UPDATE 1-Britain's Ultra Electronics ends Sparton deal, shares slump

 BUZZ-Ultra Electronics: Sparton deal off, shares tank
 ** Corindus Vascular Robotics up 7.2 pct
 BUZZ-Corindus Vascular Robotics leaps on FDA clearance
 ** ITUS Corp: up 10.7 pct
 BRIEF-ITUS Corp forms alliance with Serametrix Corp
 ** Clearside Biomedical: up 38.5 pct
 BUZZ-Clearside Biomedical: Soars after eye drug succeeds study
 UPDATE 2-Clearside Biomedical's shares surge as eye drug succeeds in
 ** Finisar Corp up 5.2 pct
 BUZZ-Finisar: China demand should help meet estimates - Raymond James

 ** Dermira Inc: down 64.0 pct
 BUZZ-Dermira plunges on plans to abandon acne drug; brokers slash PTs

 UPDATE 2-Dermira to abandon acne drug, shares crater
 ** GTx Inc: up 30.8 pct
 BUZZ-GTX: Hits 4-year high on positive urinary incontinence drug data

 ** Vericel Corp: up 24.6 pct
 Vericel Corp: Surges after strong Q4 revenue
 ** Atara Biotherapeutics Inc: up 11.4 pct
 BUZZ-Atara Biotherapeutics: Jefferies sees chance of MS drug succeeding

 ** Intrepid Potash: up 12.4 pct
 ** Mosaic Co: up 4.7 pct
 ** CVR Partners LP: up 8.1 pct
 ** CF Industries Holdings Inc: up 5.9 pct 
 BUZZ-Cowen raises fertilizer stocks
 ** Zynerba Pharmaceuticals: down 1.0 pct
 BUZZ-Zynerba Pharmaceuticals: Plans new study for treatment of genetic disorder

 ** Sorrento Therapeutics: down 1.4 pct
 BUZZ-Sorrento Therapeutics: Up on positive response from early stage study

 ** Onconova Therapeutics: up 6.4 pct
 BUZZ-Onconova Therapeutics: Soars on license agreement 
 ** Euroseas Ltd: up 2.6 pct
 BUZZ-Euroseas: Hits a near 4-month high after Q4 profit beats
 ** BRF SA: down 15.7 pct
 BUZZ-Brazil's food processor BRF SA falls on fresh police probe into fraud

 ** Blue Apron Holdings Inc: down 5.1 pct
 BUZZ-Blue Apron: Not a winning recipe as Walmart launches meal kits

 ** MacroGenics Inc: up 6.7 pct
 BUZZ-MacroGenics stock up on HC Wainright's initiation at "buy" 
 ** Aimmune Therapeutics: up 4.07 pct
 BUZZ-Aimmune Therapeutics: Presents data from peanut allergy treatment study

  The 11 major S&P 500 sectors:
 Consumer Discretionary             up 0.62 pct
 Consumer Staples                   up 0.49 pct
 Energy                             up 0.88 pct
 Financial                          up 0.81 pct
 Health                             up 0.31 pct
 Industrial                         up 0.30 pct
 Information Technology             up 0.57 pct
 Materials                          up 0.67 pct
 Real Estate                        up 1.39 pct
 Teleservices                       up 0.59 pct
 Utilities                          up 1.25 pct
 (Compiled by Munsif Vengattil and Sonam Rai; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)
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