U.S. stocks rose early Monday as investors parsed comments from oil officials in Iran and Iraq, hinting at a production cut at next week's OPEC meeting. Tyson Foods (TSN) shares declined after reporting earnings of $0.96 a share, missing Wall Street's estimates of $1.16. Revenue of $9.16 billion also fell short of the $9.4 billion analysts had expected. Beef and chicken revenue saw steep declines. CEO Donnie Smith announced he would step down at the end of 2016. In deal news, Symantec (SYMC) has entered an agreement to acquire LifeLock (LOCK) for $2.3 billion, or $24 a share - a 16% premium to LifeLock's closing stock price Friday. Novartis (NVS) shares declined after agreeing to purchase Selexys Pharmaceuticals, a company that manufactures blood diseases for $665 million. Back in 2012 Novartis acquired the option to purchase Selexys. TheStreet's Scott Gamm reports from Wall Street.
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