By Dow Jones Business News, October 21, 2013, 06:14:00 AM EDT
Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Monday's session are Celanese Corp. ( CE ), HCI Group Inc.
( HCI ), and McDonald's Corp. ( MCD ).
Technology and specialty materials company Celanese reported third-quarter adjusted earnings that topped market
expectations. Shares rose 1.9% to $54.98 in light after-hours trading.
HCI Group, an insurance holding company, said it has adopted a shareholder-rights plan with a 10% trigger in order to
"ensure implementation of the company's long-term business plans." The company said the board didn't adopt the plan in
response to any proposal to acquire control of the company. Shares rose 1.9% to $42.90 after hours.
Companies scheduled to report quarterly results Monday before the opening bell include McDonald's, Hasbro Inc. ( HAS ),
Halliburton Co. ( HAL ) and Gannett Co. ( GCI ).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it had approved Swiss company Actelion Ltd.'s (ALIOY, ATLN.VX)
Opsumit drug to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Dole Food Co. ( DOLE ) said Friday proxy-advisory firm ISS recommended shareholders support the company's agreement to
be acquired by Chairman and Chief Executive David H. Murdock when a special meeting of stockholders to approve the
merger is held Oct. 31.
U.S. Steel Corp. ( X ) said Friday it expects to record a $1.8 billion writedown for its North American flat-rolled and
Texas operations in the third quarter. The steel producer said the non-cash goodwill impairment charge will not affect
the company's liquidity or compliance with debt covenants.
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