Stocks – Canopy Growth, ArQule Rise in Premarket; Microsoft Edges Lower

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© Reuters. © Reuters. — Stocks in focus in premarket trade on Monday, 9th December.

  • Marijuana products group Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:) rose 5.9% after saying it has hired David Klein to be its new CEO. Klein is currently chief financial officer at brewer Constellation Brands (NYSE:), whose stock was unchanged on the news.
  • U.K. supermarket chain Tesco (OTC:) (LON:) rose 5.2% after confirming that it’s considering a sale of its remaining Asian businesses, estimated by analysts to be worth around $9 billion.
  • Microsoft (NASDAQ:) edged down 0.3% after a report that China is accelerating efforts to remove U.S. computers and software from government offices and public institutions.
  • Cancer drug maker Synthorx (NASDAQ:) rose some 170% after agreeing to be bought by French pharma giant Sanofi (NASDAQ:) for some $2.5 billion
  • ArQule (NASDAQ:), another oncology specialist, also more than doubled after agreeing to be bought by Merck & Co (NYSE:) for $2.7 billion.
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