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At 8:50 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.20 percent at 24,788. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.24 percent at 2,688, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.15 percent at 6,498.75. U.S. tax plan roils popular bet in bond market BUZZ-Smaller biotechs will fare better next year - Jefferies The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Gener8 Maritime, up 32.5 pct ** NQ Mobile Inc, up 18.3 pct ** EXCO Resources, up 10.1 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Gafisa, down 12.8 pct ** PG&E Corp, down 13.4 pct ** GNC Holdings, down 5.3 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Long Island Iced Tea Corp, up 430.7 pct ** Aeterna Zentaris, up 62.7 pct ** NXT-ID Inc, up 57.7 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Acasti Pharma Inc, down 23.7 pct ** Apogee Enterprises Inc, down 9.9 pct ** Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc, down 9.2 pct ** Gener8 Maritime: up 32.5 pct premarket ** Euronav NV: up 3.1 pct premarket UPDATE 1-Belgian tanker operator Euronav to buy U.S. peer Gener8 Maritime BUZZ-Euronav Deal to buy Gener8 boosts shares ** Aeterna Zentaris: up 62.7 pct premarket BUZZ-FDA approves growth hormone deficiency test ** TechnipFMC: up 1.7 pct premarket UPDATE 1-Statoil to extend Snorre oilfield output under $2.3 bln plan ** Bed Bath & Beyond: down 5.6 pct premarket BUZZ- Slips after concerns around margins ** Axovant Sciences: down 5.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Jefferies downgrades to ‘hold’ ** Tracon Pharmaceuticals: up 8.3 pct premarket BUZZ-Jumps on licensing deal ** Histogenics Corp: up 13.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Rises on deal with Japan’s Medinet ** Veritone Inc: up 9.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Rises on acquisition of machine learning firm ** Conagra Brands: up 2.3 pct premarket BUZZ-Climbs on Q2 profit surge ** Nova Lifestyle Inc: up 29.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Jumps for 2nd day on more bitcoin-related news ** Apogee Enterprises: down 9.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Shares fall on FY18 forecast cut ** Finish Line: up 10.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Jumps on surprise rise in comp sales, FY outlook ** Accenture Plc: up 3.7 pct premarket UPDATE 1-Accenture’s profit beats as digital, cloud investments pay off BUZZ-Set for record high on Q1 beat ** Biogen Inc: down 4.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Down after Alzheimer’s drug fails to meet main goal ** PG&E Corp: down 13.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Set to open at over 3-yr low on dividend suspension (Compiled by Anirban Paul; Edited by Maju Samuel)