December 20, 2017 / 12:42 PM / in 8 months

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Micron, FedEx, Wendy's, Biogen, Hospital stocks

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* The Morning News Call newsletter: tmsnrt.rs/2fwPLTh U.S. stock futures pointed to strong gains for Wall Street on Wednesday after the Senate approved a sweeping $1.5-trillion tax bill, taking President Donald Trump closer to his first legislative victory.

At 7:23 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.37 percent at 24,867. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.33 percent at 2,692.75, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.40 percent at 6,527. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Blackberry Ltd, up 8.3 pct ** Navios Maritime, up 4.4 pct ** Xinyuan Real Estate, up 4.1 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** CVR Partnrs, down 4.8 pct ** Red Hat Inc, down 2.2 pct ** Cemex SAB, down 2 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc, up 57.0 pct ** Bridgeline Digital Inc, up 24.5 pct ** Skyline Medical Inc, up 21.1 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Sorrento Tech Inc, down 53.3 pct ** Acasti Pharma Inc, down 29.3 pct ** Chinacache International Holdings Ltd, down 27.9 pct ** FedEx Corp: up 2.3 pct premarket UPDATE 3-Strong package volume, global economy boost FedEx profit BUZZ-Street View: Solid execution in peak season by FedEx ** Blackberry Ltd: up 7.3 pct premarket BlackBerry 3rd-qtr revs fall almost 25 pct, but beats expectations ** AT&T Inc: up 0.5 pct premarket ** Verizon Communications Inc: up 0.3 pct premarket ** Comcast Corp: untraded premarket BUZZ-Verizon, Comcast, AT&T biggest winners of US tax overhaul-JPM ** Biogen Inc: up 1.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Biogen: Credit Suisse upgrades to “outperform”; enters deal with Ionis ** Micron Technology Inc: up 6.8 pct premarket UPDATE 2-Micron’s strong forecast eases concerns over chip boom peaking BUZZ-Street View: NAND not a concern for Micron Tech next year ** HCA Healthcare: down 1.0 pct premarket ** Tenet Healthcare Corp: down 0.9 pct premarket ** Quorum Health Corp: up 3.8 pct premarket BUZZ-Vertical integration in healthcare to limit U.S hospitals’ growth - MS ** Exelixis Inc: up 6.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Exelixis Inc: Kidney cancer drug approved for wider use ** Gilead Science: down 1.0 pct premarket BUZZ-Gilead Science: Credit Suisse downgrades, says consensus too high for 2018 ** Wendy’s: up 1.8 pct premarket BUZZ-Wendys: Wedbush upgrades to outperform on solid same-store-sales growth in 2018 ** AK Steel Holding: up 2.9 pct premarket ** Nucor Corp: up 0.9 pct premarket ** United States Steel Corp: up 0.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Longbow upgrades steel companies to ‘buy’ on shiny futures ** Alcoa Corp: up 1.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Alcoa: CS raises to “outperform” on China’s Blue Sky potential (Compiled by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru)

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