HEADLINE STOCKS-U.S. small/midcap stocks on the move on Aug 16

Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:28am EDT

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(Adds Vitacost.com, Veeco Instruments, Bruker and Prospect Medical Holdings; updates share movement)

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Some U.S. small and midcap stocks on the move on Monday:

VITACOST.COM (VITC.O), $7.32, down 12 pct

The online health supplement retailer said its chief executive had quit, and the company appointed an interim CEO till a replacement is named. [ID:nSGE67F0J6]

VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC (VECO.O), $32.35, up 3 pct

BRUKER CORP (BRKR.O), $13.66, up 5 pct

Veeco Instruments agreed to sell its metrology business to scientific instrument maker Bruker for $229 million in cash. [ID:nSGE67F0IX]

PROSPECT MEDICAL HOLDINGS PZZ.O, $8.40, up 37 pct

The company said it agreed to be acquired by an entity sponsored by Leonard Green & Partners for a total deal value of about $363 million.

SYNUTRA INTERNATIONAL (SYUT.O), $14.76, up 20 pct

China's health ministry said on Sunday that it had found no evidence of contamination in milk powder made by Synutra. [ID:nTOE67E00J]

STRAYER EDUCATION INC (STRA.O), $174.80, down 13 pct

The company said data released related to its Strayer University by the Department of Education regarding the proposed gainful employment regulation was significantly at odds with its own analysis, and this would lead to strong implications. [ID:nSGE67F0GA]

RESCARE Inc RSCR.O, $12.25, up 21 pct

The company said it received a takeover proposal from Canadian private-equity firm Onex Corp (OCX.TO) [ID:nSGE67F0I0]

SYSCO CORP (SYY.N), $29, down 3 pct

The food distributor's quarterly profit rose 7 percent, helped by case volume growth and food cost inflation. [ID:nSGE67F0FG]

FLIR Systems Inc (FLIR.O), $26.96, up 1 pct

ICx Technologies Inc ICXT.O, $7.56, up 12 pct

FLIR Systems said it agreed to buy ICx Technologies for $274 million in cash to expand into the sensing technology markets for defense and homeland security. [ID:nSGE67F0IN] (Compiled by Santosh Nadgir in Bangalore)

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