Shares in Syngenta surge 6.5 pct after takeover report

ZURICH, June 24 Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:15am EDT

ZURICH, June 24 (Reuters) - Shares in Syngenta rose 6.5 percent in early trade on Tuesday, following a Bloomberg report that agriculture company Monsanto had been considering a takeover of the Swiss agrochemicals firm.

A spokesman for Syngenta was not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Alice Baghdjian; editing by Blaise Robinson)