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* The Morning News Call newsletter: tmsnrt.rs/2fwPLTh Wall Street's main indexes were set to scale new highs on Monday as the long-awaited tax overhaul plan looked set for legislation and buoyed by a flurry of year-end corporate dealmaking that has topped $11 billion so far.
At 9:03 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.62 percent at 24,829. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.34 percent at 2,691.25, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.39 percent at 6,523.75. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Amplify Snack Brands, up 70.7 pct ** Vipshop Hold Ltd, up 48.7 pct ** Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, up 14.1 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Banco Bradesco, down 6.4 pct ** Owens & Minor, down 2.9 pct ** Seadril, down 2.1 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** On Track Innovations Ltd, up 112.6 pct ** Longfin Corp, up 63.6 pct ** Shineco Inc, up 30.9 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Quest Resource Holding Corp, down 19.7 pct ** Energy Recovery Inc, down 11.3 pct ** OptimumBank Holdings Inc, down 10.1 pct ** Hershey Co: down 1.4 pct premarket ** Amplify Snack Brands: up 70.7 pct premarket UPDATE 2-Hershey to buy Amplify Snack in $1.6 bln bet on healthy snacks BUZZ-Amplify Snack: Surges on Hershey’s $1.6 bln buyout offer ** Penn National Gaming Inc: up 4.4 pct premarket ** Pinnacle Entertainment; up 4.4 pct premarket Penn National to buy Pinnacle Entertainment in $2.8 bln deal ** Campbell Soup Co: down 1.7 pct premarket ** Snyder’s-Lance Inc: up 6.8 pct premarket Campbell Soup to buy snacks maker Snyder’s-Lance for $4.87 bln ** CSX Corp: down 2.5 pct premarket UPDATE 1-CSX falls on CEO death; investors seek turnaround clarity BUZZ-CSX: Declines continue as CEO Harrison dies ** Twitter Inc: up 4.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Twitter: JPM upgrades to “overweight,” sees 10 pct user growth in 2018 ** Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd: down 1.5 pct premarket Workers at Israel’s Teva Pharm block roads, continue protest over job cuts BUZZ-Teva dips on worker strikes; analysts like cost-cut plans ** Vipshop Holdings Ltd: up 48.7 pct premarket ** JD.com: up 4.7 pct premarket UPDATE 2-China’s Tencent, JD.com invest $863 mln in online retailer Vipshop BUZZ-China’s Tencent & JD.com take stake in Vipshop invest $863 mln ** Northern Dynasty Minerals : up 6.9 pct premarket UPDATE 1-First Quantum buys option for stake in Northern Dynasty project ** KKR: up 0.4 pct premarket UPDATE 3-Unilever to sell spreads business to KKR for $8 billion ** Akamai Technologies: up 14.1 pct premarket UPDATE 2-Elliott takes stake in Akamai Tech, says shares undervalued BUZZ-Akamai: Credit Suisse upgrades after Elliott reveals stake ** Humana Inc: flat/untraded premarket ** Kindred Healthcare Inc: up 4.1 pct premarket Humana in talks to buy Kindred Healthcare with equity firms -source BUZZ-Kindred Healthcare Inc: Up on deal talks with Humana, PE firms ** Achillion: up 1.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Achillion: Inches up on ‘orphan drug’ status for kidney treatment ** Alexion pharmaceuticals Inc: up 2.8 pct premarket BUZZ-Alexion: Baird expects momentum to build in 2018 ** Rxi Pharmaceuticals: up 20.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Rxi Pharmaceuticals: Lead drug succeeds mid-stage study ** Covanta Holding Corp: up 6.3 pct premarket BUZZ-Covanta Holding Corp: Up on partnership with Green Investment Group ** Hudson Global Inc: up 28.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Hudson Global Inc: Jumps on divestiture plan ** Capital One Financial: flat/untraded premarket BUZZ-Capital One: Piper Jaffray raises PT on improving credit trends ** Strata Skin Sciences: up 12.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Strata Skin Sciences: Explores strategic alternatives including sale ** Shineco Inc, up 30.9 pct BUZZ-Shineco: Surges on contract win ** On Track Innovations Ltd, up 112.6 pct BUZZ-On Track Innovations: To enable use of bitcoins for cashless payments ** Aratana: down 13 pct premarket BUZZ-Pet drug maker Aratana: Falls after trial failure
Compiled by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru