Morning Market Gainers
Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASPX) shares climbed 41.63% to $100.43 after Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) announced its plans to acquire Auspex Pharmaceuticals for $101 per share.
Catamaran Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRX) shares rose 24.58% to $60.20 following the announcement of acquisition by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) unit. Catamaran agreed to be acquired by UnitedHealth's OptumRx business for $61.50 per share in cash.
Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP) shares surged 15.27% to $25.14 after the company announced its plans to buy Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPTX) for $1.1 billion in cash. Hyperion shares gained 7.23% to $45.83.
Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) shares rose 11.63% to $48.00. Intrexon and Merck Serono announced an agreement for the development and commercialization of CAR-T therapy.
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