Take a look at some of Monday morning’s early movers:
Hewlett-Packard - HP’s board has authorized a 10 percent increase in the quarterly dividend to 13.2 cents per share from 12 cents. The increase does not go into effect until after the previously announced dividend payout due April 4 for shareholders of record as of March 14.
Illumina - Switzerland’s Roche extends its $5.7 billion cash bid for the biotech firm for a second time. Analysts do expect Roche to eventually raise the $44.50 per share offer, but it has not yet done so, and only about 0.1 percent of Illumina’s outstanding shares have been tendered so far.
Yahoo! - The company has appointed three new members to its board, ahead of a proxy fight with major shareholder Third Point. The hedge fund has nominated four for board membership, but Yahoo has only agreed on one of those nominees, turnaround specialist Harry Wilson.
Lions Gate Entertainment - The studio's “The Hunger Games” debuted with $155 million in ticket sales in North America, the third-highest opening and history, and the biggest for any movie that isn’t a sequel. Only last year’s “Harry Potter” finale and the Batman movie “The Dark Knight” have had bigger openings.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page