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* The Morning News Call newsletter: tmsnrt.rs/2fwPLTh A jump in U.S. crude prices prodded U.S. stock futures higher on Wednesday, with traders' eyes on a slide in Hewlett Packard shares after its chief executive said she would leave, as well as minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.
At 8:46 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.15 percent at 23,578. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.07 percent at 2,598, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.12 percent at 6,387.25. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Commercial Metals Co, up 21.8 pct ** RAIT Financial Trust, up 17.1 pct ** Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc, up 10.1 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Guess Inc, down 11.4 pct ** Zymeworks Inc, down 7.4 pct ** Jianpu Technology Inc, down 6.4 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Cleantech Solutions International Inc, up 124.7 pct ** Eltek Ltd, up 34.4 pct ** Valeritas Holdings Inc, up 24.7 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** CHF Solutions Inc, down 38.7 pct ** Rand Logistics Inc, down 35.4 pct ** Durect Corp, down 7.3 pct ** Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co: down 6.2 pct premarket UPDATE 4-Meg Whitman stepping down as HP Enterprise CEO BUZZ-Down on CEO Whitman exit overhang ** HP Inc: down 5.3 pct premarket BUZZ-PC business could face tougher comparison in FY18 ** Salesforce.com Inc: down 1.4 pct premarket UPDATE 3-Salesforce forecasts profit below expectations BUZZ-Roth Capital downgrades to ‘neutral’ ** Deere & Co: up 4.9 pct premarket UPDATE 2-Deere beats estimates, expects strong earnings in 2018 BUZZ-Set to open at record high after stellar Q4 ** Guess Inc: down 11.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Plummets on Q3 sales miss ** Qudian Inc: down 4.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Set for fresh low after China clampdown ** Rand Logistics Inc: down 35.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Plunges after filing for bankruptcy ** DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc: up 21.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Surges on positive cancer drug data ** GameStop Corp: up 6.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Rises as Q3 sales beat BUZZ-Top-rated analyst tears into management’s strategy ** Palatin Technologies Inc: up 6.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Set for over 2-year high on drug license deal ** Rockwell Automation Inc: down 0.8 pct premarket ** Emerson Electric Co: up 1.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Rockwell Automation dips slightly after rejecting latest Emerson bid ** TiVo Corp: up 8.8 pct premarket TiVo wins set-top box patent case against Comcast BUZZ-Wins patent case against Comcast ** Axalta Coating Systems Ltd: up 4.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Brushes higher on merger talks with Nippon Paint ** DryShips Inc: down 6.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Dips on wider third-quarter loss, higher expenses (Compiled by Karan Nagarkatti)