Websense ( WBSN) surged 28.8% to $24.76 after saying on Monday it has agreed to be taken private by Vista Equity Partners in an all-cash deal that values the Internet security specialist at $24.75 a share or just under $1 billion.

Priceline.com ( PCLN) rose 3.5% to $842.50 after Deutsche Bank raised the online travel services stock to "buy" from "hold" as its profit margins stabilize. The analysts said that Priceline is the "clear global secular winner" in the online travel agency business.

June gold futures jumped $19.40 to $1,384.10 an ounce, while July light sweet crude oil futures added 64 cents to settle at $96.93 a barrel.

Written by Andrea Tse and Joe Deaux in New York

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