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Hittite Microwave (NASDAQ: HITT) shares moved up 28.57% to $77.86. The volume of Hittite Microwave shares traded was 5177% higher than normal. Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) announced its plans to buy Hittite Microwave for $78 per share in cash.

Idenix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IDIX) shares rose 233.75% to $24.13. The volume of Idenix Pharmaceuticals shares traded was 4601% higher than normal. Merck (NYSE: MRK) announced its plans to acquire Idenix for $24.50 per share in cash.

The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) shares climbed 4.97% to $61.85. The volume of Hillshire shares traded was 2502% higher than normal. Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) announced it has submitted a unilaterally binding offer to buy Hillshire for $63 per share in cash.

Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) surged 14.86% to $69.52. The volume of Family Dollar Stores shares traded 844% higher than normal. Carl Icahn disclosed a brand-new 9.39% stake in Family Dollar.

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