BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Geron, Sapient, Covance, American Realty

lunes 3 de noviembre de 2014 10:11 GYT

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U.S. stock index futures were likely to open slightly higher on Monday, following a sharp rally on Friday that took the Dow and S&P 500 to record levels. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.11 percent at 17,330, S&P 500 futures were up 0.19 percent at 2,015.25 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.19 percent at 4,158.5.

** SAPIENT CORP, Friday close $17.32, +42.15 pct premarket

Publicis, the world's third-largest advertising agency, has agreed to buy the digital ad specialist for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accelerate growth after a botched merger earlier this year.

** AMERICAN REALTY CAPITAL PROPERTIES, Friday close $8.87, -14.88 pct premarket

** RCS CAPITAL CORP, Friday close $16.41, -2.25 pct premarket

U.S. authorities have opened a criminal probe in the wake of American Realty's disclosure that it had uncovered accounting errors, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

RCS Capital Corp terminated an agreement to buy American Realty unit Cole Capital, but did not disclose a reason.   Continuación...