The companies whose shares are moving in pre-market trade on Friday are: Celera Corp, James River Coal, Star Scientific, Peabody Energy, Johnson Control, Jds Uniphase, Nike, Polypore International, Autonation and Medco Health Solutions.
Celera Corp. (NASDAQ:CRA) shares climbed 27.75 in pre-market trading session. Celera and Quest Diagnostics Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Quest Diagnostics will acquire Celera for $8 per share, representing a transaction value of approximately $344 million, net of $327 million in acquired cash and short-term investments.
James River Coal Co. (NASDAQ:JRCC) shares gained 4.66 percent to $24.02 in pre-market trading session. The stock has a 52 week low of $14.44 and 52 week high of $27.06 and has $637.54 million market capitalization.
Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGX) shares gained 4.62 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading session. The company elected Richard L. Sharp to board of directors.
Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU) shares gained 2.10 percent to $71.59 in pre-market trading session. The company announced on Thursday that Jeane L. Hull has been named Executive Vice President – Technical Services and will lead technical and operations support across Peabody's global platform.
Johnson Control Inc. (NYSE:JCI) shares gained 1.66 percent to $40.45 in pre-market trading session. Jefferies initiates coverage on shares of JCI with a “hold” rating and set a price target of $43.
Jds Uniphase Corp. (NASDAQ:JDSU) shares gained 1.34 percent to $20.43 in pre-market trading session. The stock has a 52 week low of $9.05 and 52 week high of $29.12 and has $4.52 billion market capitalization.
Nike, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) shares plunged 7.53 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading session as its third quarter earnings fell short of expectations. The company reported third quarter net income of $523 million or $1.08 per share compared to $497 million or $1.01 per share in the same quarter last year, while analysts estimated net income of $1.11 per share.
Polypore International Inc. (NYSE:PPO) shares declined 3.84 percent to $53.55 in pre-market trading session. The company announced the public offering of an aggregate of 4.5 million shares of its common stock by certain selling stockholders of the Company.
Autonation Inc. (NYSE:AN) shares declined 2.98 percent to $32.18 in pre-market trading session.
Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MHS) shares declined 1.24 percent to $54.00 in pre-market trading session. The stock has a 52 week low of $43.45 and 52 week high of $66.70 and has $22.12 billion market capitalization.