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* The Morning News Call newsletter: tmsnrt.rs/2fwPLTh U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday as escalating political tensions between Washington and Beijing sparked fears that the two sides would fail to reach a trade agreement soon.
At 7:54 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were down 0.31% at 27,808. S&P 500 e-minis were down 0.26% at 3,110.25, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 0.35% at 8,312.25. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Intelsat SA, up 9.7% ** Target Corp, up 9.1% ** Myovant Sciences Ltd, up 6.8% The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** McEwen Mining Inc, down 15.2% ** SolarWinds Corp, down 8.4% ** PagSeguro Digital Ltd, down 4.8% The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Aravive Inc, up 225.1% ** Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc, up 54.5% ** Trevena Inc, up 16.2% The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Pinduoduo Inc, down 22.4% ** Checkpoint Therapeutics Inc, down 17% ** Urban Outfitters Inc, down 15.3% ** Altria Group Inc: up 0.1% premarket ** Cronos Group Inc: up 1.8% premarket BUZZ-Pot stocks rise high as Altria raises its Cronos bet ** Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc: up 54.5% premarket BUZZ-Jumps after brain cancer drug shows promise in small study ** Kohl’s Corp: down 0.8% premarket ** Home Depot Inc: down 0.5% premarket ** Target Corp: up 9.1% premarket ** Macy’s Inc: up 0.8% premarket BUZZ-Short-sellers make big profits on retail rout ** Urban Outfitters Inc: down 15.3% premarket BUZZ-Slumps on Q3 profit and sales miss ** Pinduoduo Inc: down 22.4% premarket BUZZ-Plunges on bigger-than-expected Q3 loss ** Amarin Corporation PLC: down 5.1% premarket BUZZ-Amarin is a ‘little fish in a big pond’- Oppenheimer ** LivePerson Inc: down 1.0% premarket BUZZ-J.P. Morgan starts with ‘neutral’ rating, cites near-term costs ** Lowe’s Companies Inc: up 3.6% premarket BUZZ-Set to open at record high after raising FY profit forecast ** Endo International Plc: up 6.3% premarket BUZZ-Rises as U.S. FDA begins review of cellulite treatment ** Target Corp: up 9.1% premarket BUZZ-Up after raising FY profit forecast, Q3 same-store sales beat ** Myovant Sciences Ltd: up 6.8% premarket BUZZ-Extends gains on “game-changer” prostate cancer drug ** McEwen Mining Inc: down 15.2% premarket BUZZ-Drops on stock-and-warrants offering (Compiled by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru)