Cubist To Buy Trius And Optimer

Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CBST) will pay a premium of approximately $1.6 billion to acquire Trius Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: TSRX) and Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR). Shares of Cubist soared $5.60 to $62.60 while Trius stock leaped $2.04 to $13.75. Optimer stock lost 66 cents to $12.63.

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