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* The Morning News Call newsletter: tmsnrt.rs/2fwPLTh Nasdaq stock index futures dropped sharply on Monday as reports of Facebook's user data being misused weighed on technology stocks and the broader market also bracing for signals from the Federal Reserve for the future path of interest rate hikes.
At 9:11 ET, Dow e-minis were down 0.54 percent at 24,829. S&P 500 e-minis were down 0.52 percent at 2,741.75, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 1.16 percent at 6,962.25. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Stewart Information Services Corp, up 11.6 pct ** Cheetah Mobile, up 7.5 pct ** Xerium Technologies Inc , up 6.9 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Micro Focus International PLC, down 51.7 pct ** Diamond Offshore, down 8.4 pct ** Modine Manufacturing Co, down 7.8 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Heron Therapeutics Inc, up 35.1 pct ** Geron Corp, up 21.4 pct ** Arcadia Biosciences Inc, up 20.5 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Cidara Therapeutics Inc, down 0 pct ** Aemetis Inc, down 12.2 pct ** Universal Display Corp, down 8.5 pct ** Apple Inc: down 0.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Apple iPhone: little improvement in demand in 2018-Nomura Instinet ** Facebook Inc: down 4.4 pct premarket ** Twitter: down 1.5 pct premarket ** Snap Inc: down 0.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Facebook: Slips after reports of data leak BUZZ-Social media stocks slip after Facebook data leak reports ** Newell Brands: up 1.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Newell Brands: Names Icahn nominees to board ** Cheetah Mobile: up 7.5 pct premarket BUZZ-Cheetah Mobile: Sprints on solid Q4 ** Frontier Communications Corp: down 3.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Morgan Stanley stays cautious on wireline space in 2018 ** Klondex Mines Ltd: up 63.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Klondex Mines: Soars as Hecla Mining’s $462 mln buyout offer ** Allergan Plc: down 0.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Branded opioid makers face more risk from lawsuits - Morgan Stanley ** CSRA Inc: up 1.6 pct premarket BUZZ-CSRA Inc: Eyes record on higher buyout offer ** Zoetis Inc: down 1.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Zoetis: Morgan Stanley cuts to “equal-weight” ** Fortinet Inc: down 2.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Fortinet: KeyBanc cuts to “sector weight” ** Wells Fargo & Co: down 0.3 pct premarket BUZZ-Investment in Wells Fargo shares a “value trap” - Compass Point ** Mastercard Inc: down 0.8 pct premarket BUZZ-Mastercard has options open on cryptocurrencies - FT ** Geron Corp: up 21.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Geron Corp: Stifel sees higher chance of imetelstat’s success ** Arbutus Biopharma: down 1.0 pct premarket BUZZ-Arbutus Biopharma - Wedbush cuts to ‘neutral’ ** Heron Therapeutics: up 35.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Heron Therapeutics: Non-opioid anesthetic aces late-stage trials ** Xerium Technologies: up 35.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Xerium Technologies: To review alternatives, including sale ** Cellectar Biosciences: up 16.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Cellectar Biosciences: Up on orphan drug designation for pediatric cancer treatment ** Fidelity National: up 3.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Fidelity National: Up on $1.2 bln deal to buy insurer Stewart ** Canadian Solar: up 5.6 pct premarket ** Stewart Information Services: up 11.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Canadian Solar: Set to snap 4-day losing streak after strong profit ** Orbotech: up 10.2 pct premarket ** KLA-Tencor: down 2.5 pct premarket BUZZ-Orbotech eyes 17-yr high on $3.4 bln buyout (Compiled by Akshara P in Bengaluru)