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Tue 28th May, 2013 2:22pm
(For more market insights, including options activity, click on STXNEWS/US; for the Day Ahead newsletter http://link.reuters.com/mex49s; for the Morning News Call newsletter, click on  US/MNC ) May 28 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks to watch on Tuesday: FUTURES POINT TO HIGHER OPEN ON CENTRAL BANK COMMENTS  U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open as supportive comments from central banks around the world reassured investors that monetary policies designed to support the global economy would remain in place. S&P 500 futures  SPc1  were up 13.9 points, the Dow Jones industrial average futures  DJc1  were up 118 points and Nasdaq 100 futures  NDc1  rose 27.75 points.  .N  ** OMTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS  OMTH.O , Friday close $6.77, up 99 pct premarket AstraZeneca  AZN.L  will buy Omthera for as much as $443 million to build up its cardiovascular drug business, a priority area for Britain's second-biggest drugmaker. AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it would buy Omthera for $12.70 per share. ID:nL5N0E90IP  ** CANADIAN SOLAR INC  CSIQ.O , Friday close $8.614, up 24 pct premarket   ** JA SOLAR HOLDINGS CO LTD  JASO.O , Friday close $8.03, up 7 pct premarket Canadian Solar reported a smaller quarterly loss as lower manufacturing costs offset weaker solar panel prices. ID:nL3N0E9289  ** VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL  VRX.N , Friday close $84.47, up 10 pct premarket Valeant said on Monday it agreed to buy Bausch & Lomb Holdings Inc from Warburg Pincus LLC for $8.7 billion, a cash deal set to vault the Canadian company into the upper ranks of the global pharmaceutical sector.  ID:nL2N0E80AH  Canaccord Genuity raised its price target on the company's stock to $112 from $82.  ID:nWNBB022BD  ** BG MEDICINE INC  BGMD.O , Friday close $1.72, up  12 pct premarket The company said data from a study suggested its approved heart disease test may help to identify patients with a fast-growing type of heart failure at risk of near-term adverse events. The company presented the data at a conference in Portugal.  ID:nGNXbmXj90  ** SIGA TECHNOLOGIES INC  SIGA.O , Friday close $3.66, up 11 pct premarket The Delaware Supreme Court reversed an order against the company on Friday. The court ruled that rival PharmAthene may only obtain damages from Siga for alleged breach of a contract related to its smallpox drug. The court had earlier asked Siga to pay PharmAthene half of its net profit from the drug after retaining the first $40 million. ID:nGNX8HXxk6    ** AIXTRON SE  AIXG.O , Friday close $16.09, up 10 pct premarket Brokerage Natixis Equity Research upgraded the German chip-equipment maker to "buy" from "neutral", and raised its price target on Aixtron's Germany-listed stock  AIXGn.DE  to 16 euros from 10 euros.  ** TIFFANY & CO  TIF.N , Friday close $76.21, up 6.15 pct premarket  The company reported higher-than-expected sales for the first quarter that included Valentine's Day, helped by gains in all regions and promotions around the jeweler's 175th anniversary and "The Great Gatsby' movie tie-in.  ID:nL2N0E90A8  For graphic, click: (http://link.reuters.com/keq48t) ** FIRST SOLAR INC  FSLR.O , $52.80, up 2.4 pct premarket ** MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS INC  WFR.N , $7.70, up 3.4 pct premarket ** SUNPOWER CORP  SPWR.O , $20.50, up 4.4 pct premarket The European Union's trade chief said he would not give in to Chinese demands to drop plans for punitive duties on solar panel imports, calling pressure from Beijing "a waste of time", boosting shares of U.S. solar companies.  ID:nL5N0E91UJ  ** MAKO SURGICAL CORP  MAKO.O , Friday close $11.22, up 5 pct premarket Wells Fargo analysts raised their rating on the medical   device maker's stock to "outperform" from  "market perform", saying that the company's new hip software for its robotic arm technology is expected to boost its use in hip replacement procedures. "We believe an increase in hip procedures could drive interest (in) Mako's technology from the larger orthopedic players and ease some competitive concerns that have been weighing on its stock," the analysts wrote in a note to clients. ** TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LTD  TRMB.O , Friday close $27.69, up 3 pct premarket  Trimble is moving into new markets like railroads, water management and electric utilities to improve productivity and cut costs with its positioning technology, Barron's said in its May 27 edition.  ID:nL2N0E70GR  ** AMAZON.COM INC  AMZN.O , Friday close $261.74, up 1.7 pct premarket The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for cost savings in the cloud as it is facing a 5 percent reduction across its budget affected by the sequestration, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, for which it is using Amazon's cloud, which now doesn't require individual security checks and custom platforms. (http://r.reuters.com/waq48t) ** STARZ  STRZA.O , Friday close $22.76, up 3 pct premarket Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc  BRKa.N  reported a 5.03 percent passive holding in the U.S. pay-TV network as of May 24, according to a regulatory filing.(http://r.reuters.com/dyf48t) ** FORD MOTOR CO  F.N , Friday close $14.79, up 3 pct premarket The company's profit is likely to accelerate as the European economy improves, Barron's said in a report on Sunday. Demand in Europe appears close to bottoming out and as the continent becomes less of a drag, Ford's stock could climb 50 percent over the next two years, Barron's said.  ID:nL2N0E70H0  ** J C PENNEY COMPANY INC  JCP.N , Friday close $18.98, up 2 pct premarket J.P. Morgan Securities raised its price target on the department store's stock to $18 from $15, reflecting a return to positive same-store sales earlier than the brokerage had expected.     With the return of Myron Ullman as interim chief executive the brokerage said, "The first order of business will be stabilizing the ship by (back-to-school season) which likely includes return to couponing/promotions, re-establish high-low-pricing to stem the (gross profit margin) decline, and stabilize the balance sheet reducing capex by slowing the pace of shop-in-shops." ** EXELON CORP  EXC.N , Friday close $34.65, down 5 pct premarket Analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded the energy producer's rating to hold from buy, according to theflyonthewall.com. ** ASIA ENTERTAINMENT & RESOURCES LTD  AERL.O , Friday close $4.37, down 1.1 pct premarket The holding company, whose units promote gaming rooms in casinos at major hotels in Macau, plans to offer subscription rights to purchase about $63 million of its ordinary shares to each shareholder.  ID:nBw9MVt2Ma  ** FREEPORT MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC  FCX.N , Friday close $30.40, up 1.51 pct premarket Freeport McMoRan is allowed to re-start most of its production at its Papua copper mine, a mining ministry official said on Tuesday, two weeks after a tunnel collapse killed 28 people.  ID:nJ9N09F01H  ** ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD  RCL.N , Friday close $36.13, down 1.35 pct premarket Fire aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship forced it to dock at Freeport, Bahamas, on Monday, with all passengers and crew safe but the rest of the trip canceled, the cruise company reported.  ID:nL2N0E900B  ** EXXON MOBIL  XOM.N , Friday close $91.53, up 1 pct premarket ** INTEROIL CORP  IOC.N , Friday close $86.40, up 2 pct premarket Exxon Mobil's talks with Interoil to develop the Elk and Antelope fields could lead to an expansion of its $19-billion Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (PNG LNG) project, an Exxon executive said on Monday.  ID:nL3N0E80LJ  ** TECO ENERGY INC  TE.N , Friday close $18.29, down 2 pct premarket Teco said it would acquire New Mexico Gas Co for about $950 million, including debt, to widen its customer base in Florida and New Mexico.  ID:nL3N0E927P  ** FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL INC  FNF.N , Friday close  $26.18, up 0.64 pct premarket ** LENDER PROCESSING SERVICES INC  LPS.N , Friday close $32.99, up 0.80 pct premarket  Title insurer Fidelity said it will buy mortgage services provider Lender Processing Services for about $2.9 billion in cash and stock. FNF said the offer, which works out to $33.25 per LPS share, represents a premium of 19 percent to the average 30-day closing price of LPS shares. LPS shares closed at $32.99 on Friday. ID:nL3N0E92ES  ** NEWS CORP  NWSA.O , Friday close $33.09, down 0.60 pct premarket The company said on Monday it is still reviewing whether it has any record of a notification from the United States government involving a subpoena for a Fox News reporter's phone records.  ID:nL2N0E80TO  (Compiled by Neha Alawadhi; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila) ((neha.alawadhi@thomsonreuters.com)(within U.S. +1 646 223 8780, outside U.S. +91 80 6749 6087)(neha.alawadhi.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)) Keywords: MARKETS USA STOCKS/PULSE
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