American International Group ( AIG) agreed to sell its 97.6% interest in Nan Shan Life Insurance, Taiwan's third-biggest insurer, for $2.16 billion in cash. Shares of AIG rose 0.5% to $59.35 in premarket trading.
Pluristem Therapeutics ( PSTI) was surging by 14.2% to $2.73 in early trading after National Securities initiated coverage on the stock with a buy rating, according to reports.
Tiffany ( TIF) was up 4.7% to $63.40 in premarket trading after it raised its earnings outlook for the fiscal year ending Jan. 31, based on strong holiday sales.
Comverse Technology is likely to pursue a sale of its subsidiary Verint Systems ( VRNT), the Wall Street Journal reports. No premarket trades were reported for Verint. The stock ended Tuesday's trading session at $35.63, up 1.2%.
Arch Coal ( ACI) lowered its full-year outlook late Tuesday, saying it now sees adjusted earnings of $1.11 to $1.15 a share, below the $1.25 to $1.40 view it provided in late October. Shares of Arch Coal fell 3.6% to $34.25 in premarket trading Wednesday.
Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF) agreed to acquire Canada's Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines for $4.95 billion. The stock fell 0.5% to $84.54.
Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) provided a strong outlook, saying it now sees earnings of 55 cents to 57 cents a share for its fiscal fourth quarter ending Jan. 31 on revenue of $237 million to $239 million. Its prior projection was for a profit of 46 cents to 48 cents a share on revenue ranging from $210 million to $215 million. Shares of the company were popping by 8.1% to $72.65 in early trading Wednesday.
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