May 22, 2018 / 1:24 PM / 5 months ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-J C Penney, Precipio, optical stocks, Dycom

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Stock futures pointed to a higher opening on Tuesday on signs of further progress in trade talks between the United States and China as the world’s two largest economies pull back from the brink of a full-blown trade war.

At 9:11 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.20 percent at 25,051. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.17 percent at 2,737.75, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.32 percent at 6,937.75. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Chesapeake Energy Corp, up 5.2 pct ** Denbury Resources Inc, up 4.9 pct ** Universal Corp, up 4.7 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Dycom Industries, down 12.4 pct ** J C Penney Co, down 8.8 pct ** Seadrill Ltd, down 7.4 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Precipio Inc, up 41.6 pct ** SGOCO Group, up 20.7 pct ** Photronics Inc, up 18.3 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Adomani Inc, down 12.4 pct ** Ardelyx Inc, down 11.4 pct ** Melinta Therapeutics Inc., down 9.6 pct ** Micron Technology Inc: up 6.9 pct premarket Micron shares gain on $10 bln stock buyback BUZZ-Micron charges as at least 4 top analysts lift PTs on share buyback ** Ford Motor Co: up 0.6 pct premarket ** General Motors Co: up 2.0 pct premarket ** Tesla Inc: up 0.8 pct premarket BUZZ-Auto stocks cruise higher after China slashes import tariffs ** Dycom Industries Inc: down 12.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Dycom down on disappointing Q1, lowered forecast ** Acacia Communications Inc: up 4.2 pct premarket ** Oclaro Inc: up 0.6 pct premarket ** Lumentum Holdings Inc: up 0.8 pct premarket ** Applied Optoelectronics Inc: up 1.1 pct premarket UPDATE 3-U.S., China nearing deal to remove U.S. sales ban against ZTE -sources ** Toll Brothers Inc: down 4.0 pct premarket BUZZ-Toll Brothers: Slides on biggest profit miss in two years UPDATE 2-Toll Brothers’ profit misses estimates due to higher costs ** Shopify Inc: down 3.8 pct premarket Shopify shares down as rival Magento gets bought by Adobe ** Precipio Inc: up 41.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Precipio: Jumps on prelim results for April ** TJX Companies Inc: up 1.6 pct premarket UPDATE 1-Bargain-hungry customers help TJX beat sales estimates ** Lowe’s Companies Inc: up 2.7 pct premarket ** J C Penney Company Inc: down 8.8 pct premarket BUZZ-J.C Penney drops after losing CEO to Lowe’s UPDATE 1-Lowe’s names J.C. Penney’s Marvin Ellison as CEO ** Benefitfocus Inc: down 5.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Benefitfocus Inc: Drops as Goldman Sachs slashes stake (Compiled by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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