Shares of ViroPharma (VPHM +7.2%) spike midday after rumors surface that the company could be an...

|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of ViroPharma (VPHM +7.2%) spike midday after rumors surface that the company could be an acquisition target. While "no deal is imminent," potential buyers have expressed "preliminary interest," according to three anonymous sources cited by Reuters. The company has declined to comment. BioMarin (BMRN -0.2%) is also mentioned although the company says it is "not actively looking to be acquired."