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* The Morning News Call newsletter: tmsnrt.rs/2fwPLTh U.S. stock index futures jumped on Friday as employment growth in March accelerated from a 17-month low, easing concerns of a domestic slowdown, while hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal added to the sentiment.
At 8:38 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.40 percent at 26,494. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.29 percent at 2,891.25, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.46 percent at 7,596.5. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Franklin Covey Co, up 12.0 pct ** Amira Nature Foods Ltd, up 8.7 pct ** China Rapid Finance Ltd, up 7.8 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Restaurant Brands International Inc, down 11.2 pct ** US Xpress Enterprises Inc, down 7.9 pct ** Parker Drilling Co, down 5 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Chinanet Online Holdings Inc, up 43.4 pct ** Trovagene Inc, up 28.3 pct ** Vital Therapies Inc, up 24.3 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Verb Technology Co Inc, down 53.7 pct ** Syros Pharmaceuticals Inc, down 24.4 pct ** AquaBounty Technologies Inc, down 23.4 pct ** Intel Corp: down 0.9 pct premarket ** Advanced Micro Devices Inc: up 1.3 pct premarket BUZZ-Wells says weak semi demand + tough comps = more AMD share gain ** Dow Inc: down 0.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Slips as JPMorgan slaps first ‘sell’ rating ** Viacom Inc: up 2.0 pct premarket BUZZ-RBC says merger event likely, upgrades ** Lennar Corp: up 1.1 pct premarket BUZZ-J.P. Morgan adds Lennar to “Focus List” ** Bed Bath & Beyond Inc: up 3.5 pct premarket BUZZ-Top MS analyst upgrades, sees upside in near-term ** AquaBounty Technologies Inc: down 23.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Quick trip back to the well, dives on stock offering ** Autoliv Inc: down 1.2 pct premarket BUZZ-RBC sees Q1 more challenging than expected, downgrades ** Dell Technologies Inc: up 1.0 pct premarket BUZZ-Morgan Stanley hikes PT for the 3rd time in over a month ** Anheuser Busch Inbev NV: up 2.2 pct premarket BUZZ-BAML upgrade adds more fizz to stock ** Syros Pharmaceuticals Inc: down 24.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Slumps after pricing $70 mln concurrent stock deals ** Boston Beer Co Inc: down 3.6 pct premarket ** Constellation Brands Inc: down 0.7 pct premarket BUZZ-GS finds Boston Beer flat, prefers Constellation Brands ** Urban Outfitters Inc: up 0.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Wedbush optimistic for Q1, raises PT (Compiled by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru)