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NEW YORK— Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics surged Monday after the company said it plans to file for marketing approval of its muscle disorder drug eteplirsen by year-end. The Cambridge, Mass., company wanted to file for approval of eteplirsen in the first half of the year, but the Food and Drug Administration told Sarepta that that would be premature.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 29 or 1.6 percent, to $17.69. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.55 or 6.6 percent, to $25.09.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $113.72. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $77.31.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $36.11. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $47.89.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $48.67. DuPont Co. rose$. 45 or. 7 percent, to $67.43.
BEIJING, April 21- China shares drifted lower on Monday, hit by concerns about a potential share oversupply after the securities regulator released draft prospectuses for 28 new companies planning to list. Shares in TBEA Co Ltd climbed 2.9 percent, while Henan Pinggao Electric Co Ltd gained 1.1 percent, and China XD Electric Co Ltd rose 1.3 percent.
BEIJING, April 18- China shares closed nearly flat on Friday, with property stocks limiting the market's momentum after data showed Chinese home price rises had slowed further in March. China Fortune Land Co Ltd fell 3.5 percent and Ningbo Fuda Co Ltd dropped 2.4 percent.
*Great Wall Motor tumbles on slowing earnings. China Fortune Land Co Ltd fell 2.6 percent, Shanghai Jinqiao Export Processing Zone Development Co Ltd shed 2.2 percent and Ningbo Fuda Co Ltd dropped 2.4 percent. The Hong Kong stock exchange is closed for Good Friday on April 18 and Easter Monday on April 21.
April 17- High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc has not set a date to go to market with its initial public offering at this time, according to a person familiar with the matter. Shares of KCG Holdings, a firm that engages in electronic market making practices similar to Virtu, are down 16.7 percent since the beginning of April.
NEW YORK— Sears Holdings Corp. shares got a lift on Thursday, after company director Thomas Tisch increased his stake in the retailer. The rise comes as Sears, controlled by Chairman and CEO Eddie Lampert, is shifting its focus from running a store network to a member-focused business— loyal shoppers receive incentives to buy.
Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.' s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday. Weibo was launched four years ago by Chinese online media company Sina Corp. Weibo provides a Twitter- like service that allows users to post a feed of up to 140 Chinese characters to share with others.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Western Union Co., down 80 cents to $15.25. Barnes& Noble Inc., down $2.23 to $16.37.
The market appeared set Thursday morning for its fourth-consecutive positive open this week, but immediately turned negative as investors sold shares in Google and IBM. Earnings from toy maker Mattel and insurer UnitedHealth also dragged down the market. While big drops in IBM and UnitedHealth helped keep the Dow Jones industrial average in the red.
April 17- Shares of Weibo Corp, the owner of a Chinese Twitter-like messaging service, rose as much as 14.6 percent in their U.S. debut, overcoming worries about the outlook for tech sector and concerns that censorship in China was affecting its user growth. That would make it the biggest internet company IPO since Facebook Inc's $16 billion IPO in 2012..
April 17- Shares of Weibo Corp, the owner of a Chinese Twitter-like messaging service, rose more than 11 percent in their U.S. debut, overcoming worries about the outlook for tech sector and concerns that censorship in China was affecting its user growth.
April 17- Shares of Sabre Corp, the airline ticketing technology provider that also owns online travel agency Travelocity, rose as much as 7 percent in their market debut after the company sold fewer shares than expected in its initial public offering and priced them below the targeted range.
LONDON, April 17- European equities rose in late trading on Thursday after losing ground earlier in the session, with upbeat results from major U.S. companies like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and General Electric improving sentiment.
April 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported its first quarterly net loss in nearly five years due to a double-digit fall in sales of its iconic Barbie dolls, sending the company's shares down as much as 3 percent in early trading.
DALLAS— Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering. Private-equity owners TPG and Silver Lake will keep about 80 percent of the company, which the IPO valued at around $4 billion.
April 17- General Electric Co posted a 12 percent rise in overall industrial profits on Thursday, as strength in its businesses selling gas turbines, jet engines and oil industry equipment offset weakness in healthcare and transportation.