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* The Morning News Call newsletter: tmsnrt.rs/2fwPLTh U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Thursday, a day after written testimony from former FBI director James Comey did not spring a surprise, while investors remained focused on an ECB meeting and the UK election outcome.
At 7:33 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.12 percent at 21,188. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.11 percent at 2,434.75, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.22 percent at 5,892.75. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Alibaba Group, up 11.4 pct at $140.00 ** ZTO Express, up 6.0 pct at $15.65 ** Vipshop Holdings, up 6.0 pct at $14.14 The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** USD Partners, down 10.9 pct at $11.50 ** CGG, down 10.8 pct at $4.88 ** Vail Resorts, down 5.1 pct at $204.10 The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** DragonWave Inc, up 27.9 pct at $1.42 ** Verastem Inc, up 13.2 pct at $2.40 ** MabVax Therapeutics, up 8.6 pct at $1.76 The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** NewLink Genetics, down 18.5 pct at $8.66 ** Urban Outfitters, down 10.6 pct at $16.30 ** Ability Inc, down 10.2 pct at $0.76 ** Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: up 11.4 pct at $140.00 premarket ** Yahoo! Inc: up 8.5 pct at $54.84 premarket ** JD.com Inc: up 4.7 pct at $43.10 premarket UPDATE 1-Alibaba CFO says expects revenue growth of 45-49 pct in FY2018 ** Pandora Media Inc: up 2.0 pct at $8.65 premarket ** Sirius XM Holdings Inc: down 0.4 pct at $5.30 premarket EXCLUSIVE-Sirius XM in talks to invest in Pandora-sources ** SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc: up 8.4 pct at $10.95 premarket BRIEF-SciClone Pharmaceuticals to be acquired by Consortium Led by GL Capital ** Lear Corp: down 1.3 pct at $150.87 premarket Morgan Stanley cuts to “underweight” from “equal-weight” ** Autoliv Inc: down 1.7 pct at $113.39 premarket Kepler Cheuvreux raises PT to $100 from $90 ** Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc: up 5.2 pct at $12.80 premarket Valeant to sell its iNova Pharmaceuticals business for $930 mln ** Okta Inc: up 7.2 pct at $27.55 premarket BUZZ-Okta Inc: Up on results beat in first earnings report after IPO ** Greif Inc: flat at $0.00 premarket BUZZ-Greif Inc: Tumbles after another profit miss ** USD Partners LP: down 10.9 pct at $11.50 premarket BRIEF-USD Partners says agreed to sell 3 mln common units at $11.60/unit ** Mazor Robotics Ltd: down 7.3 pct at $34.64 premarket BRIEF-Mazor Robotics, in May, Israeli securities authority conducted search at co’s offices (Compiled by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)