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1. Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)
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Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) shares are stumbling after the second-biggest U.S. bank by assets said it miscalculated certain regulatory capital levels and will have to suspend its 2014 capital plans.
2. Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) | AstraZeneca (NYSE:ANZ)
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) officially said it made a nearly $100 bid to buy AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) earlier this year, and said earlier this month it is still pursuing talks with the company. AstraZeneca shares are shooting up by more than 14%, while Pfizer are climbing 2.5%.
3. Forest Laboratories (NYSE:FRX) | Furiex Pharmaceuticals (NASADQ:FURX)
Forest Laboratories (NYSE:FRX) said it would buy Furiex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FURX) in a deal valued at just south of $1.5 billion. Furiex shares are surging 25%.
4. Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) | Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX)
Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) officially called off merger talks with Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), Barrick said in a press release. Newmont shares are sliding more than 5%, while Barrick is essentially flat.
5. GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH)
GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) shares are zipping higher after the company said the FDA granted fast-track status for Sativex, a drug that helps alleviate pain for those suffering advanced cancer.