Benzinga's Top Pre-Market Gainers
Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE) moved up 6.64% to $2.57 in the pre-market session after the company reported that Michael W. Ferro, Jr. has stepped down as Chairman and a Director of the company.
Avanir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AVNR) surged 6.43% to $5.30 in the pre-market session. Avanir shares have jumped 73.52% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 17.94% in the same period.
Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) shares gained 5.11% to $111 in the pre-market session after the company announced its plans to will buy Onyx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ONXX) for $125 per share. Analysts at Piper Jaffray upgraded Amgen from “neutral” to “overweight.”
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