U.S. PRE-MARKET MOVERS: AMGN HIMX HK HLF INSM NNVC PIKE RIG ZGNX

Equity movers in early trading, with shrs traded pre-mkt:

Advancers:

  • PIKE +48.2% (120.6k); Holders to Get $12.00/Shr in Deal Led by Court Square
  • NNVC +11.8% (8.3k); To Restart Anti-Ebola Virus Drug Development
  • HIMX +3.9% (19.9k); Upgraded at Lake Street Capital
  • HLF +2.8% (1.7k); 2Q Earns. Could Have Been 65C-Shr Instead Of Reported $1.55 If It Used "More Realistic" Exchange Rate: Barron’s
  • AMGN +2.7% (11.4k); Reports Phase 3 Aspire Trial Met Primary Endpoint
Decliners:
  • INSM -23.5% (201.1k); Files MAA With EMA for Ntm Lung Disease/CF Indications
  • ZGNX -10.9% (64.3k); Reports Departure of Chief Commercial Officer Shively
  • HK -5.2% (24.7k); Downgraded at Morgan Stanley
  • RIG -2.1% (172.2k); Downgraded at Deutsche Bank
May Move:
  • ABBV: Gets EMA Orphan Drug Designation For GBM Treatment
  • AEP: Downgraded at Morgan Stanley
  • AET: In Pact With NYUPN Clinically Integrated Network
  • AJG: Upgraded at Deutsche Bank
  • AL: Upgraded at RBC Capital
  • ALR: 2Q Results Miss Ests.
  • AMZG: 2Q Adj. EPS 7c, Est. 4c
  • AN: July New Vehicles Sales Up 8%
  • ANH: 2Q EPS 7c Incl Items, May Not Comp to Est. 9c
  • ANIP: Buys Vancocin U.S. Rights From Shire for $11m Cash
  • APO: Hugh Osmond Considering Bid for Apollo’s Strada: FT
  • AVY: Chairman Noski Resigning
  • AWI: Upgraded at JPMorgan
  • BBG: Upgraded at KLR Group
  • BBW: Upgraded at BMO
  • BLK: Executive Leaves After Fare Allegation: Telegraph
  • BOTA: Downgraded at Guggenheim
  • BPI: Reports 2 Material Weaknesses in Internal Controls
  • BRK/B: 2Q Oper. EPS Beats Est.
  • BSFT: 3Q Adj. EPS View Misses Est.; Buys SDD
  • BWP: 2Q Profit 23c/Unit, May Not Compare W/ Est.
  • BYI: Upgraded at Goldman Sachs
  • CAH: 4Q Adj. EPS Cont OPS 83c, Est. 81c
  • CBOE: Investigates Issue With Some Spread Orders
  • CCO: Upgraded at Evercore
  • CLR: In Dispute Over Flared Gas: WSJ
  • CMCSA: Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ Prove Box-Office Superhero With $94m
  • CNA: 2Q Oper. EPS $1.00, Est. 82c
  • CRD/A: 2Q EPS 19c, Est. 21c; Boosts Qtrly Div
  • CSC: It May Be Time To Take Profits: Barron’s
  • CVX: Downgraded at Morgan Stanley
  • DAN: Reports Added $400m Shr Repurchase Authorization
  • DD: CEO Mark Schneider Elected to DuPont Board
  • DEI: Downgraded at Stifel
  • DHI: May Rise To $31 In 1 Yr: Barron’s
  • DIS: World’s Largest Union Ratifies Contract: Sentinel
  • DLA: President-COO Cochran to Resign
  • DO: Downgraded at Deutsche Bank
  • DRII: New Outperform at Imperial Capital
  • DSW: May Rise To $31 As Inventory Management Improves: Barron’s
  • ECPG: CPFB May Tighten Requirements on Debt Collectors: WSJ
  • EFSC: Files $50m Mixed Securities Shelf
  • ELX: Downgraded at Barclays
  • EMC: May Rise To $38 If Elliott Management’S Pressure Results In Vmware Unit Spinoff: Barron’s; May Benefit From Possible Spinoff: FBR
  • EQT: Upgraded at KLR Group
  • ESI: College Portfolio Terminated Sale/Leaseback
  • ESV: Downgraded at Deutsche Bank
  • EVR: to Acquire ISI Group, to Issue Up to 8m Shrs
  • FANG: Assumed Outperform at Iberia Capital
  • FB: Outage Calls to 911 Angers Sheriff: L.A. Times
  • FCX: MORE: Indonesia Lowers Export Tax for Cos. Building Smelters
  • FGP: To Announce New Natural Gas Pipeline, Ct. Gov. Says
  • FLML: FDA Stopped Unapproved Neostigmine Methylsulfate Making
  • FTD: Shares May Have "More Upside Ahead": Barron’s
  • FXC: Freeport Indonesia Will Resume Exports Tomorrow: Siregar
  • GE: Says Africa Is GE’s Fastest Growing Region for 15 Years
  • GLT: Upgraded at Vertical Research
  • GM: Sees No Impact on Production From Blast at Chinese Supplier
  • GRA: Grace, Grace-Conn, Pi Trust Entered Termination Pact Aug. 1
  • GRH: 2Q Loss/Share Cont OPS 13c, Est. Loss 5c (2 Est.)
  • HCOM: 2Q EPS 20c, Est. 26c
  • HOS: Downgraded at Morgan Stanley
  • HRTX: 2Q Loss Per Shr 78c, Est. Loss 76c
  • HSIC: Sees Yr Adj. EPS $5.33-$5.39, Sa $5.29-$5.39, Est. $5.38
  • I: 2Q Adj. EPS 76c, EPS 53c, Est. 51c
  • JLL: Says High-End Apartments Rentals May Fall 10% in 2014: HKET
  • KFRC: Sells Unit to Beecken Petty Affiliate for $119m
  • KOG: Downgraded at RBC Capital
  • KORS: Raises Yr Forecasts After 1Q EPS, Sales Beat
  • KOS: 2Q Rev. $328.3m, , Est. $253m
  • L: 2Q Operating EPS About 81c, Est. 67c
  • LJPC: New Buy at Jefferies
  • MCD: To Resume Full Menu in Some Chinese Cities This Week
  • MLNX: Upgraded at Barclays
  • MNK: Mallinckrodt, Questcor Say ISS/Glass Lewis Recommend Deal Vote
  • MSFT: China Urges MSFT Not to Hinder Anti-Monopoly Probe: Xinhua
  • NEM: MORE: Indonesia Lowers Export Tax for Cos. Building Smelters
  • NGVC: Downgraded at Stephens
  • OAK: Crown Resorts, Oaktree Buy Vacant Site in Las Vegas
  • OIS: Upped to Outperform vs Neutral at Credit Suisse
  • ORB: Says 3 Satellites Successfully Deployed for USAF
  • ORBK: 2Q EPS 20c, Est. 22c; To End Current Buyback Program
  • OXY: Upgraded at Morgan Stanley
  • OZM: Est. Assets Under Management $45.7b at Aug. 1
  • PBR: Video Shows Petrobras Execs Had Access to Probe Questions: Veja
  • PRAA: CPFB May Tighten Requirements on Debt Collectors: WSJ
  • PSEC: Fraport Buys Airmall Group of U.S.
  • QCOR: Mallinckrodt, Questcor Say ISS/Glass Lewis Recommend Deal Vote
  • QLGC: Downgraded at Barclays
  • RAI: Files for Hearing on $23.6b Verdict:USA Today
  • RLGY: 2Q Home-Sale Transaction Vol. Up 3%, Beats View
  • RPTP: Designation for Huntington’s Disease From EC
  • RPXC: Downgraded at Barclays
  • SCTY: Names Brad Buss CFO; Joins from Cypress Semi
  • SHPG: ANI Pharma Buys Vancocin U.S. Rights From Shire for $11m Cash
  • SLI: Sees Yr Net Sales $202m to $235m, Saw $197m-$241m
  • SMA: Tecomet to Buy Symmetry Medical Unit for $450m
  • SNH: 2Q Normalized FFO 43c/Shr, Est. 43c
  • SODA: Soros Fund Sells Stake in Israel’s SodaStream: National (Sat.)
  • SPCHB: EVP, Finance, CFO Kaminsky Resigned
  • SSE: 2Q Adj. EPS 17c, Est. 9c
  • STLD: Upgraded at Keybanc
  • SXT: CFO Dick Hobbs to Retire in February
  • SYRG: Upgraded at Stifel
  • TMUS: Upgraded at Evercore
  • TRBAA: Re-Named Tribune Media Co.
  • TREX: 2Q EPS 46c, Est. 44c
  • TV: Shares May Rally More Than 25% To Mid-$40’S: Barron’s
  • TWTR: 2Q Non-Gaap 2C-Shr Profits Were "Joke": Barron’s
  • TWX: HBO May Expand International Offerings of Web-TV Services: WSJ
  • USTR: May Increase 20% To $46: Barron’s
  • VIAB: Nickelodeon Turns Focus to Digital Generation: NYT
  • VLO: Benicia Reports Emissions, 617lbs Sulfur Dioxide Release; Explosion, Fire Reported at Diamond Green Diesel Refinery
  • VMW: Both EMC, VMware May Benefit From Possible Spinoff, FBR Says
  • VNR: To Buy N. La., East Texas Assets for $278m
  • VRSN: Holder Warren Buffett Reports 10.4% Passive Stake
  • WTR: Files Automatic 6m-Shr Shelf
  • WWWW: Discloses FTC Investigation in 10-Q Filing
  • X: Upgraded at Deutsche Bank, Keybanc

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