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Aquasition Corp. fell 8.4 percent to $8.00. MYOS Corp. fell 6.5 percent to $13.75. Monster Beverage Corp. fell 5.4 percent to $88.44.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Dollar General Corp., up $6.68 to $64.14. The discounter started a bidding war for rival Family Dollar, offering $8.95 billion as it tries to trump a Dollar Tree bid.
Dollar General jumped after making a bid for retailer Family Dollar, a rival discount store. The offer topped a bid made last month by Dollar Tree, another discount retailer. Investors had become skittish on concerns that the tensions between Russia and Ukraine were escalating.
Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corp.: Approximately 2,104,000 shares changed hands, a 5,330.9 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 94 or 53.7 percent to $2.69. Citizens First Corp.: Approximately 41,600 shares changed hands, a 1,531.0 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.
*VIX jumps on Russia, Ukraine concerns. NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stocks ended mixed on Friday, paring an earlier selloff sparked by reports of Ukraine shelling a Russian armored column.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Nordstrom Inc., down $3.58 to $65.11. Dillard's Inc., down $9.49 to $106.11.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- Coca-Cola Co's $2.15 billion wager on a stake in Monster Beverage Corp highlights the growth-starved soft drink company's embrace of deals that fall short of a full-blown merger and acquisition but allow it to test-drive potentially risky targets.
*Russia denies report Ukraine engaged Russia armored column. *VIX jumps on Russia, Ukraine concerns. Markets had opened higher on hopes of easing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, but shed those gains following the statement from Ukraine, which added later that its forces had come under shellfire from Russia.
Monster Beverage Corp. rose 30.5 percent to $93.49. Agile Therapeutics rose 18.3 percent to $7.36. Roka BioScience rose 15.9 percent to $12.48.
Apple Inc. rose. 5 percent to $97.98 with 47,885,600 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. rose 6.3 percent to $22.48 with 24,764,100 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 4 percent to $24.43 with 32,750,700 shares traded.
*Ukraine engaged Russia armored column. NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, reversing earlier gains as forces in Ukraine engaged a Russian armored column on Ukrainian soil, raising the prospect of a deeper escalation in the region's unrest. Markets had opened higher as investors continued to bet that the tension between Ukraine and Russia was waning.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening higher as the market heads for a solid weekly gain. In corporate news, J.C. Penney rose 4 percent. Monster Beverage soared 26 percent on news that Coca-Cola is buying a big stake in the company.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.
NEW YORK— Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattled markets on Friday. John Canally, the chief economic strategist at LPL Financial, said it's understandable that traders dropped stocks in response to the flare-up. Canally suspects the dispute between Russia and Ukraine will likely follow the pattern of recent months.
NEW YORK, Aug 14- Coca-Cola Co said Thursday it is making a cash payment of $2.15 billion for a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corp as the world's largest soda maker seeks to expand into faster-growing categories such as energy drinks.
Traders attempt to decipher whether the bond market or the stock market is sending the right signal, with the release several key reports Friday.
Take a look at some of Thursday's after-hours buzz:
*Putin strikes conciliatory tone on Ukraine. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday after conciliatory comments from Russia helped ease concerns about escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and offset some uninspiring earnings.
ATLANTA— Coca-Cola Co. will acquire a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corp. for $2.15 billion as part of an effort to boost growth. Coca-Cola will also place two directors on the Corona, California- based energy drink company's board.