April 25, 2017 / 2:12 PM / 5 months ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Express Scripts, Caterpillar, AdvancePierre

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U.S. stocks were on track to open higher on Tuesday, building on a day-earlier rally, spurred by a raft of strong corporate earnings and an expected tax reform plan.

At 9:03 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.77 percent at 20,855. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.37 percent at 2,378.75, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.38 percent at 5,524.75. Trump tax push raises questions about scope of his ‘reform’ The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Nord Anglia Education, up 17.7 pct at $32.50 ** Unisys Corp, up 13.9 pct at $12.70 ** Advancepiere Foods, up 9.3 pct at $40.09 The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** NGL Energy Partners, down 15.4 pct at $18.35 ** Ryder System Inc, down 8.6 pct at $72.50 ** Brinker International, down 7.6 pct at $42.00 The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Catabasis Pharma, up 30.7 pct at $1.96 ** CTI Biopharma Co, up 14.1 pct at $4.54 ** Limelight Networks, up 10.9 pct at $3.05 The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Contravir Pharma, down 28 pct at $0.85 ** PhaseEx Inc, down 17.8 pct at $1.57 ** Marron Bio Innovations, down 17.7 pct at $1.44 ** Express Scripts Holding Co: down 13.7 pct at $58.06 premarket UPDATE 2-Express Scripts says likely to lose top client Anthem BUZZ-Pounded: Express Scripts set to lose major contract ** Humana Inc: up 3.2 pct at $220.60 premarket UPDATE 1-U.S. health insurer Humana raises 2017 profit forecast BUZZ- Rises after better-than-expected Q1 profit ** JD.com Inc: up 1.0 pct at $34.91 premarket BRIEF-JD.com announces establishment of JD Logistics ** Alcoa Corp: up 4.1 pct at $34.68 premarket BUZZ- Q1 profit tops market expectations ** DuPont: up 1.9 pct at $80.85 premarket ** Dow Chemical Co: up 1.3 pct at $63.61 premarket UPDATE 2- DuPont profit beats on strong seed demand ** Barrick Gold Corp: down 3.7 pct at $18.33 premarket UPDATE 2-Barrick Gold slashes Argentina mine output forecast after spill ** Unisys Corp: up 13.9 pct at $12.70 premarket BUZZ-Shares jump after surprise Q1 profit ** Capricor Therapeutics Inc: up 10.0 pct at $3.40 premarket BRIEF-Capricor Therapeutics announces positive six-month results from randomized phase I/II hope clinical trial ** Biogen Inc: up 4.1 pct at $288.16 premarket UPDATE 2-Biogen revenue, profit beat Street on strong Spinraza launch BUZZ- Q1 revenue, profit beat estimates on strong Spinraza sales ** Gannett Co Inc: up 2.3 pct at $8.90 premarket BRIEF-Gannett reports Q1 loss per share of $0.02 ** Straight Path Communications Inc: up 8.4 pct at $120.25 premarket UPDATE 2-Straight Path receives “superior” offer to AT&T’s buyout bid ** ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc: down 28.0 pct at $0.85 premarket BRIEF-Contravir Pharmaceuticals announces proposed public offering of common stock ** Caterpillar Inc: up 6.1 pct at $102.67 premarket UPDATE 1-Caterpillar profit trounces estimates; shares rise BUZZ-Caterpillar: the reflation trade ** Nord Anglia Education Inc: up 17.7 pct at $32.50 premarket UPDATE 1-Nord Anglia Education to be taken private by CPPIB, Baring ** Lockheed Martin Corp: down 3.0 pct at $268.00 premarket Lockheed Martin’s quarterly revenue up 6.6 percent ** AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc: up 9.3 pct at $40.09 premarket Tyson Foods to buy AdvancePierre for $3.2 bln ** Epizyme Inc: up 8.4 pct at $16.15 premarket BRIEF-Epizyme announces tazemetostat fast track designation for follicular lymphoma and plenary session on Phase 2 NHL data at ICML ** CTi Biopharma Corp: up 14.1 pct at $4.54 premarket BRIEF-Servier, CTI Biopharma expand Pixuvri license and collaboration agreement ** Centene Corp: up 2.8 pct at $74.00 premarket UPDATE 2-Health insurer Centene’s quarterly profit, revenue beat Street BUZZ-Centene Corp: Q1 profit, revenue tops estimates ** Fitbit Inc: up 1.8 pct at $5.76 premarket BUZZ- Benchmark initiates with “buy” ** Supervalu Inc: up 6.5 pct at $4.10 premarket BRIEF-Supervalu Q4 adjusted earnings per share $0.13 ** Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc: up 30.7 pct at $1.96 premarket BRIEF-Catabasis Pharmaceuticals announces favorable results for functional assessments in the MoveDMD trial for edasalonexent ** Uniqure NV: up 8.5 pct at $5.35 premarket BRIEF-uniQure receives EMA agency priority medicines (PRIME) designation for AMT-060 ** McDonald’s Corp: up 2.9 pct at $138.18 premarket UPDATE 1-McDonald’s U.S. comparable sales beat estimates (Compiled by Akankshita Mukhopadhyay in Bengaluru)

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