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The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were set to open slightly higher on Thursday as banks gained after the Federal Reserve cleared them in the second part of its annual stress test program.
At 9:11 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.04 percent at 21,410. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.01 percent at 2,438.75, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 0.64 percent at 5,726.75. BUZZ-Small cap tech vs large cap tech: Can be rewired The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** China Green Agriculture Inc, up 15.5 pct at $1.49 ** Constellation Brands Inc, up 8.8 pct at $199.90 ** Acuity Brands Inc, up 8.6 pct at $195.10 The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Rite Aid Corp, down 20.6 pct at $3.12 ** Pier 1 Imports Inc, down 12.6 pct at $4.70 ** HB Fuller Co, down 6.7 pct at $50.10 The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Spherix Inc, up 69.6 pct at $3.24 ** Rennova Health Inc, up 34.1 pct at $0.09 ** CHF Solutions Inc, up 34.9 pct at $0.84 The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Applied DNA Sciences Inc, down 97.3 pct at $0.01 ** Inpixon, down 39.8 pct at $0.80 ** Fred’s Inc, down 20.9 pct at $9.75 ** Citigroup Inc: up 3.2 pct at $3.55 premarket ** JPMorgan Chase & Co: up 2.9 pct at $92.45 premarket ** Bank of America Corp: up 3.1 pct at $24.61 premarket ** Regions Financial Corp: up 3.1 pct at $14.53 premarket ** Capital One Financial: down 1.2 pct at $82.00 premarket ** Morgan Stanley: up 2.4 pct at $45.40 premarket Shares of big U.S. banks rise after Fed approves capital plans BUZZ-Big U.S banks rise after Fed approves capital plans ** Delta Air lines Inc: up 0.3 pct at $54.00 premarket ** Southwest Airlines Co: down 0.3 pct at $61.81 premarket ** United Continental Holdings Inc: flat at $0.00 premarket ** American Airlines Group Inc: flat at $0.00 premarket BUZZ-Airline stocks fly: U.S. to unveil new security plan to avoid laptop ban ** Forestar Group Inc: down 3.2 pct at $16.90 premarket Forestar announces agreement with D.R. Horton and terminates Starwood merger agreement ** Rite Aid Corp: down 20.6 pct at $3.12 premarket ** Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc: up 6.1 pct at $81.83 premarket ** Fred’s Inc: down 20.9 pct at $9.75 premarket Walgreens scraps Rite Aid deal, to buy some stores instead BUZZ-Rite Aid Corp: Walgreens scraps Rite Aid deal ** Constellation Brands Inc: up 8.8 pct at $199.90 premarket BUZZ-Constellation Brands Inc: Set to open at record high on Q1 profit beat ** Inpixon: down 39.8 pct at $0.80 premarket BRIEF-Inpixon prices $6 mln underwritten public offering ** Groupon Inc: up 3.2 pct at $3.55 premarket B.Riley raises TO “Buy” from “Neutral” according to a trader ** Staples Inc: up 2.0 pct at $10.13 premarket UPDATE 2-Staples in $6.9 bln sale to private equity firm Sycamore ** Government Properties Income Trust: down 4.2 pct at $18.51 premarket BUZZ-Government Properties Income Trust: Costly M&A financing ** Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc: up 4.5 pct at $17.92 premarket BUZZ-Valeant Pharmaceuticals: FDA accepts bowel cleanser drug application ** Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc: down 2.3 pct at $15.25 premarket Co announces Delaware basin acquisition ** Trovagene Inc: up 13.3 pct at $1.36 premarket Announces manufacturing agreement with Nerpharma for supply of PCM-075 for AML trial ** Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc: down 14.0 pct at $3.70 premarket BRIEF-Proteostasis Therapeutics reports preliminary data from phase 1 study of pti-428 ** ConocoPhillips: up 1.0 pct at $44.40 premarket ConocoPhillips to sell Barnett assets for $305 million ** Abeona Therapeutics Inc: up 2.5 pct at $6.36 premarket BRIEF-Abeona Therapeutics receives FDA orphan drug designation for ABO-201 juvenile Batten disease gene therapy program ** U.S. Energy Corp: up 16.9 pct at $0.76 premarket BRIEF-U.S. Energy announces amendment to existing credit agreement including maturity extension through July 30, 2019 ** Akebia Therapeutics Inc: down 6.1 pct at $14.55 premarket BRIEF-Akebia prices public offering of 4 mln shares at $14.50/share ** Zions Bancorp: up 3.2 pct at $44.35 premarket Zions Bancorp shares rise in premarket trade following buyback, dividend announcement
Compiled by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru