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The Dow Jones industrial index was on course to breach the 24,000 mark at the open for the first time on Thursday, supported by a rebound in technology stocks and progress on President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan.
At 9:08 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.50 percent at 24,038. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.34 percent at 2,634, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.42 percent at 6,331.75. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** New York & Company Inc, up 17.1 pct ** Kroger Co, up 12.2 pct ** Aerohive Networks Inc, up 10.0 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** CPFL Energia S.A., down 10.1 pct ** Barnes & Noble, down 9.6 pct ** Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, down 8.8 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** My Size Inc, up 48.3 pct ** Sears Holdings Corp, up 24.7 pct ** Bos Better Online Solutions Ltd, up 15.2 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Stellar Acquisition III Inc, down 28.6 pct ** Arcadia Biosciences Inc, down 12.1 pct ** Xunlei Ltd, down 10.1 pct ** Sears Holdings Corp: up 24.7 pct premarket Sears narrows loss, sales fall for 24th quarter ** Kroger Co: up 12.2 pct premarket Kroger’s quarterly results top Street as discounts lure shoppers BUZZ-Climbs on Q3 beat ** Costco Wholesale Corp: up 2.0 pct premarket BUZZ-Closing in on record after strong November sales ** L Brands Inc: down 2.5 pct premarket BUZZ-Slips on comp sales fall ** Juniper Networks Inc: down 8.4 pct premarket Nokia says not preparing offer for Juniper Networks BUZZ-Juniper Networks: 9-day rally to end after Nokia denies M&A talks ** Workday Inc: down 1.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Backlog growth forecast sparks concerns ** BOS Better Online Solutions Ltd: up 15.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Q3 profit, revenue surges ** Smart Global Holdings Inc: down 5.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Drops on stock offering ** Limelight Networks Inc: down 5.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Limelight Networks: Top holder Goldman to sell stock ** Gray Television Inc: down 8.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Gray Television: Slide since stock sale plan continues ** Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp: up 11.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Adamis Pharma: Rises on application submission to FDA ** Gilead Sciences Inc: up 1.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Gilead Sciences: Maxim upgrades rating to “buy” ** HCA Healthcare Inc: up 4.3 pct premarket BUZZ-HCA Healthcare: JPM raises to “overweight” over potential tax reform benefit ** Barrick Gold Corp: down 2.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Barrick Gold no longer a ‘turnaround story’ - Citi ** Apple Inc: up 0.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Apple iPhone’s best days in China still ahead - Morgan Stanley BUZZ-Dialog Semi: plummets on report Apple plans in-house chip production ** Gap Inc: down 2.8 pct premarket BUZZ-Gap Inc: Dips after Citi downgrades to ‘sell’ ** Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc: up 2.8 pct premarket BUZZ-Rises on Deutsche Bank upgrade (Compiled by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)