April 4, 2014 / 2:07 PM / 4 years ago

MARKET PULSE-GrubHub, Mercury Systems, Halozyme, Aetrium, Mylan

(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, link.reuters.com/nex49s) U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, putting both the Dow and S&P 500 at record levels after the March payrolls report suggested the economy may be gaining momentum. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.15 percent at 16,597.79, the S&P 500 was up 0.24 percent at 1,893.22 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.15 percent at 4,231.479.

** GRUBHUB INC, $36.73, +41.27 pct

Shares of the biggest U.S. online food delivery services company rose as much as 57 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $3.20 billion.

The company’s IPO was priced on Thursday at $26 per share, slightly above an already raised expected range of $23-$25 per share.

** BOEING INC, $129.61, +0.64 pct

** MERCURY SYSTEMS INC, $14, +5.82 pct

Boeing is considering buying the company which supplies digital signal and image processing systems to the aerospace and defense industry, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Mercury, which has a market value of roughly $440 million, supplies to companies including Boeing, Lockheed Martin Corp , Northrop Grumman Corp and Raytheon Co.

** HALOZYME THERAPEUTICS INC, $8.8899, -23.30 pct

The drugmaker said it had halted enrolment of patients and dosing of its cancer drug in a mid-stage trial for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, after the recommendation of an independent safety committee.

** AETRIUM INC, $7.2632, +68.91 pct

The company, which makes electromechanical and electrothermal equipment used in testing of integrated circuits, on Thursday said it would buy KBS Building Systems. KBS makes and distributes modular housing units for both residential and commercial use.

** MYLAN INC, $52.83, +5.96 pct

The drugmaker is looking to acquire its smaller Swedish rival Meda AB in a move that would create a $23 billion company, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

Meda’s chairman confirmed to Swedish news agency Direkt on Friday that the company had initial contact with Mylan and said it would make an announcement on Friday.

** ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP, $102.25, +3.26 pct

The energy company agreed on Thursday to pay more than $5 billion to clean up areas across the United States polluted by nuclear fuel, wood creosote and rocket fuel waste that caused cancer and other health problems.

** IMS HEALTH HOLDINGS INC, $22.43, +12.15 pct

Shares of the healthcare information company rose as much as 14 percent in their trading debut on Friday, valuing the company at up to $7.55 billion.

The TPG Capital Management backed company’s IPO was priced on Thursday at $20 per share, above the midpoint of the expected range of $18-$21 per share.

** CHINA SUNERGY CO LTD, $5.509, +9.31 pct

The solar panels maker forecast higher shipments for the year, after strong sales in its domestic market helped it post a smaller fourth-quarter loss.

** SYNNEX CORP, $76.53, +22.60 pct

The hardware distributor reported better-than-expected quarterly results as it benefited from higher spending on information technology and the acquisition of International Business Machines Corp’s customer-care business process outsourcing operations.

** OCEAN POWER TECHNOLOGIES INC, $3.07, -19.21 pct

The company, which makes the PowerBuoy system that generates electricity from ocean waves, said it would sell 3.8 million shares at $3.10 per share, an 18.4 percent discount to the stock’s closing price on Thursday. The company intends to use the proceeds for working capital expenses and to develop and test the PowerBuoy systems.

** CHINA FINANCE ONLINE CO LTD, $5.88, +13.95 pct

The Beijing-based company posted a profit in the in the quarter ended Dec. 31 compared with a year-ago loss, as revenue rose five-fold to $25.8 million on strong demand for its brokerage services in Hong Kong and China.

The company’s profit was 7 cents per American depository share in the quarter, compared with a loss of 22 cents per ADS a year earlier.

** POTBELLY CORP, $17.9972, +5.12 pct

Brokerage William Blair upgraded its rating on the sandwich chain’s stock to “outperform” from “marketperform,” according to theflyonthewall.com.

** BANK OF AMERICA CORP, $17.145, -0.03 pct

The bank is close to settling with a U.S. consumer regulator over the sale of services sold as add-ons to credit cards, sources familiar with the talks said.

** CHEVRON CORP, $118.98, -0.05 pct

Brazilian judges ordered a criminal prosecution of the company and 11 employees over an oil spill in November 2011, in a process reinstated more than a year after being thrown out following a settlement with the government.

** CARMAX INC, $46.1, -3.07 pct

The largest retailer of used cars in the United States reported a higher quarterly revenue and said it had increased its share buyback program by $1 billion.

** HYDROGENICS CORP, $24.4299, -8.05 pct

The fuel-cell maker forecast first-qurater revenue of $7.0-$7.5 million, lower than analysts’ expectations of $11.6 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. It said delays in deliveries by customers would hurt revenue. The company reiterated its 2014 outlook.

** GAMESTOP CORP, $44.44, +0.11 pct

BofA Merrill upgraded the videogame retailer’s stock to “buy” from “neutral” and raised its price target on the stock to $56 from $43 citing improving sales and earnings prospects at the company due to rising sales of Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s XBox One game consoles.

** MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC, $24.6, +2.50 pct

The memory chip maker posted better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter results and said the outlook for the memory industry is favorable as it switches production lines to make NAND chips used in smartphones and tablets from making DRAM chips for personal computers.


The company, which finances residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS), said it would sell 13 million shares and intends to use the proceeds to purchase RMBS.


The company on Friday priced an offering of about 2.9 million shares at about $3.50 apiece, a 5.7 percent discount to the stock’s closing price on Thursday.

Cyclacel said it would use part of the proceeds to fund a study of its lead experimental drug, sapacitabine, as a treatment for a group of blood cancers known as myelodysplastic syndromes.

** GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC, $68.5, -4.38 pct

The payment processor on Thursday reported a fall in third-quarter net income as interest and other expenses rose two-fold. The company’s adjusted profit beat Wall Street’s expectations but revenue growth missed estimates, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

The company also raised its full-year profit forecast and expanded its share repurchase authorization to $365 million.

At least four brokerages raised their price target on the company’s stock on Friday.

** USA TECHNOLOGIES INC, $2.12, +4.95 pct

The maker of cashless payment systems signed an agreement with Pepi Co, a food- and coffee-vending machine provider, for the use of its products across all of Pepi’s operations, including mobile payments and cafeteria service points. Pepi already uses the company’s products to offer cashless payments on its vending machine network.

** GTX INC, $1.51, -3.21 pct

The drug developer said co-founder Mitchell Steiner quit as chief executive to pursue other business interests and Chief Operating Officer Marc Hanover has been named interim CEO.


The provider of cloud software for customer care centers will make its market debut on Friday.

The cloud-based software provider’s IPO was priced on Thursday at $7 per share, valuing the company at about $322.3 million. The price was below the expected range of $9-$11 per share. (Reporting by Abhirup Roy in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D’Souza)

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