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Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFX) shares rose 48.53 percent to $13.68 in pre-market trading as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) agreed to acquire Affymetrix for $1.3 billion in cash.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SGYP) shares rose 12.32 percent to $4.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported positive trial update with dolcanatide in patients with ulcerative colitis.

Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ: APOL) shares rose 10.02 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading. Apollo Education reported a Q1 loss of $0.53 per share and announced that it is exploring strategic alternatives.

Baxalta Inc (NYSE: BXLT) shares rose 6.35 percent to $42.55 after the company agreed to be acquired by Shire PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: SHPG) for $32 billion.

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: TSEM) shares rose 4.29 percent to $13.12 in pre-market trading after slipping 1.49 percent on Friday.

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