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  • Feb 4- Shares of Furiex Pharmaceuticals Inc more than doubled in value after the company said its experimental drug significantly alleviated diarrhea and abdominal pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome in two large late-stage trials. The company's shares rose as much as 165 percent to $121.97, valuing it at about $1.3 billion.

  • Feb 4- J.C. Penney Co Inc on Tuesday said comparable sales rose 2 percent during the holiday quarter, reporting its first three-month period of growth in two years. In 2013, Penney lined up a $2.25 billion financing package and in September sold nearly $800 million in new shares to further shore up its finances.

  • Feb 3- Medical device maker Hologic Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit in part due to higher sales of its 3 D digital mammography systems. Hologic shares rose 4 percent in extended trading.

  • Feb 3- Medical device maker Hologic Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of its 3 D digital mammography systems. Hologic shares rose 4 percent in extended trading. Excluding items, Hologic earned 34 cents per share, ahead of analysts' average estimate of 31 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Feb 3- Kratos Defense& Security Solutions Inc said it won a five-year contract worth up to $7.92 billion from the U.S. Navy, sending its shares up 27 percent to a more than two-year high.

  • Not all Apple shareholders want a huge buyback Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Carl Icahn has been pushing Apple to use its $150 billion war chest to buy back company shares. Not every shareholder agrees.

  • Jan 31- Amazon.com Inc shares fell more than 9 percent in early trading on Friday, after the online retailer warned of a possible loss in the current quarter and its quarterly results missed expectations in the holiday shopping season. Amazon shares were down at $372.81 in early trading.

  • Jan 31- MasterCard Inc, the world's No.2 credit and debit card company, reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly profit but missed analysts' average forecast as expenses rose. MasterCard shares were down 7 percent at $74.29 before the bell.

  • European shares down, Electrolux slips after results Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 31- European shares edged lower in early trading on Friday following mixed earnings releases, with Electrolux falling 5.8 percent after posting a bigger than expected drop in fourth-quarter core earnings. At 0807 GMT, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.2 percent at 1,291.35 points.

  • Chipotle restaurant sales take off, shares soar Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    Jan 30- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday reported a bigger-than-expected increase in sales at established restaurants and a nearly 30 percent rise in earnings, sending shares up more than 10 percent in extended trading. Net income was $79.6 million, or $2.53 per share, during the fourth quarter, up from $61.4 million, or $1.95 per share, a year earlier.

  • *Google shares up after deal with Lenovo Group. *Facebook shares rally after results beat expectations. Facebook Inc shares jumped 15.4 percent to $61.76, supporting both the Nasdaq and S&P 500. The stock earlier hit an all-time intraday high of $62.50.

  • Jan 30- Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc soared 27 percent to a life-high after the company forecast $2 billion in sales for its blood disorder drug this year ahead of analysts' average estimate.

  • *Q4 ENI up 130 percent to $1.54 billion. NEW YORK, Jan 30- Blackstone Group LP reported on Thursday that fourth-quarter profit surged 130 percent, capping a record earnings year and far exceeding analysts' expectations, with its real estate business behind much of the gains.

  • *Google shares up after deal with Lenovo Group. *Facebook shares rally after results beat expectations. Facebook Inc shares shot up 15.7 percent to $61.95, driving the Nasdaq up more than 2 percent by midday.

  • Jan 30- Shares of hi-tech athletic sportswear maker Under Armour Inc leaped 25 percent after the company posted a better-than-expected profit for the 13th consecutive quarter. Quintiliano likened Under Armour to Apple Inc with regard to its ability to innovate. Under Armour shares were trading at $103.08 by midday on Thursday.

  • UPDATE 2-AutoNation profit rises as Mercedes sales jump Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    Jan 30- AutoNation Inc, the largest U.S. automobile dealer group, sped by Wall Street's quarterly earnings expectations on robust sales of luxury cars like Mercedes-Benz and BMW, and its shares rose as high as 6.4 percent.

  • *Google shares up after deal with Lenovo Group. *Facebook shares rally as results beat expectations. Facebook Inc shares jumped 16 percent to $61.96, boosting the Nasdaq index which rose more than 1 percent.

  • Shares of Potash Corp, the world's biggest producer of the crop nutrient by capacity, dropped 4.2 percent in New York to $30.50, their lowest level in three months. Even so, 2014 looks like a bottom year for Potash Corp, he said, with more attractive fundamentals falling into place after that.

  • UPDATE 2-Viacom expects pick up in advertiser demand Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    Jan 30- Viacom Inc said on Thursday it expects advertising revenue from its cable networks like MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon to improve this quarter, sending shares up 2.4 percent. Viacom is the first of the big media conglomerates to shed light on the U.S. advertising environment this year.

  • Jan 30- Franklin Resources Inc said on Thursday its quarterly profit rose 17 percent as market gains drove up assets, helping the fund manager beat analysts' expectations and sending its shares up 2 percent in early trading.

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