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Midday movers: Aetna, Geron, Loews & more

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Scott Mlyn | CNBC

Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:

Aetna - The health insurer edged lower after saying it would acquire Bswift, a software and technology services company, for $400 million.

Allergan - The Botox maker rose after Reuters reported Actavis had approached Allergan about a potential deal.

Bristol-Myers Squibb - The biopharmaceutical company slid after it signed an option agreement to buy Galecto Biotech.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - The car maker and competitors including General Motors and Ford Motor fell after reporting October sales.

Geron - The drug developer surged after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration removed the clinical hold on its drug application for imetelstat.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings - The hotel operator held steady after saying Blackstone Group would cut its stake in the company by more than $2 billion.

Home Depot - The home-improvement retailer fell after Raymond James downgraded the stock to market perform.

Loews - The commercial property and casualty insurer fell after reporting weaker-than-expected third-quarter earnings.

Priceline Group - The online travel company rose, a day before it reports quarterly earnings.

RCS Capital - The investment first dropped after calling off its $700 million deal for Cole Capital Partners.

Ryanair Holdings - The Irish carrier jumped after hiking its yearly forecast.

Sysco - The food distributor declined after saying it was still in discussions with antitrust regulators to get approval for its deal to acquire US Foods.

Twitter - The microblog fell after Morgan Stanley began coverage with an equal-weight rating.

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