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Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Keurig Green Mountain Agrees To Be Taken Private For $92/Share

Courtesy of Benzinga.

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Following the market opening Monday, the Dow traded down 0.50 percent to 17,758.81 while the NASDAQ dipped 0.54 percent to 5,114.64. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.57 percent to 2,079.74.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

In trading on Monday, non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares surged by 0.41 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Keurig Green Mountain Inc (NASDAQ: GMCR), up 73 percent, and Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ: SODA), up 8 percent.

Energy shares tumbled by 3.02 percent in the US market on Monday. Top losers in the sector included Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NASDAQ: VNR), Willbros Group Inc (NYSE: WG), and Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY).

Top Headline

Keurig Green Mountain Inc (NASDAQ: GMCR) agreed to be acquired for $13.9 billion by an investor group led by JAB Holding Company.

The cash offer of $92.00 per share represents a 78 percent premium over Keurig’s closing price on Friday.

Equities Trading UP

Keurig Green Mountain Inc (NASDAQ: GMCR) shares shot up 73 percent to $89.61 after the company agreed to be acquired for $13.9 billion.

Shares of XBiotech Inc (NASDAQ: XBIT) got a boost, shooting up 20 percent to $10.33 after the company reported positive results in its European Phase III study for its breakthrough therapy for colorectal cancer.

Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ: SODA) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $15.26 on Keurig Green Mountain Inc (NASDAQ: GMCR) go-private deal for $92 per share.

Equities Trading DOWN

bluebird bio Inc (NASDAQ: BLUE) shares tumbled 32 percent to $56.74 on mixed sickle cell data results presented at the ASH 2015.

Shares of Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: GBT) were down 23 percent to $35.28 after the company reported positive GBT440 Phase 1/2 data.

Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AGIO) was down, falling 14 percent to $53.51 after the company reported data from ongoing phase 1 trial of AG-120. The company also announced data from ongoing Phase 1/2 trial of AG-221.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded down 3.43 percent to $38.60, while gold traded down 0.41 percent to $1,079.70.

Silver traded down 0.16 percent Monday to $14.51, while copper fell 0.67 percent to $2.07.

Eurozone

European shares were higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 jumped 1.08 percent, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 0.18 percent, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index gained 0.19 percent. Meanwhile, the German DAX climbed 1.76 percent, and the French CAC 40 surged 1.36 percent, while U.K. shares rose 0.21 percent.

Economics

Data on consumer credit for October will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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