Supervalu Inc (NYSE:SVU) is a top gainer following a US$2.9bn buyout deal from United Natural Foods Inc (NASDAQ:UNFI). The grocery retailer is the primary supplier of Amazon.com Inc’s Whole Foods. Shareholders will receive US$32.50 per share in cash. Shares of the Minnesota-based company were up nearly 65% to US$32.02 in Thursday morning trading.
ADMA Biologics Inc (NASDAQ:ADMA) shares are up following the announcement that the US Food and Drug Administration accepted its amendment to its drug application. The biotech acquired the drug Bivigam, a treatment for immune disorders, in an acquisition. Production stopped while the facility was shut down and renovated. Shares of the New Jersey-based company were up more than 18% to US$5.86.
Genprex Inc (NASDAQ:GNPX) inked a deal with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The pair will work together on a study of its drug Oncoprex, administering it alongside immunotherapies. The clinical-stage gene therapy company will pay the university center US$2mln to conduct the study. Shares of the company were down around 1.5% to US$6.99.
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MoSys Inc (NASDAQ:MOSY) was a top decliner after announcing it would soon lose a major customer. The semiconductor company reported earnings of US$0.06 per share compared with an earnings loss of US$0.42 in its previous second quarter. However, news that an unnamed customer would be phasing out its products in the next 24 months offset the positive results. Shares fell more than 40% to US$1.21.
LSB Industries Inc (NYSE:LXU) shares sank as downtime at the chemical maker’s factories weighed on its second-quarter results. The company reported a net loss of US$27.5mln compared with a loss of US$7mln in its previous second quarter. Its El Dorado ammonia facility in Arkansas was out of service after a power outage caused tube failures. Shares of the Oklahoma-based company were down more than 15% to US$6.53.
The Russell 2000 small-cap index was up slightly in Thursday afternoon trading.