August 15, 2018 / 12:59 PM / 3 months ago

BUZZ-U.S. STOCKS ON THE MOVE-Canopy Growth, Energen, Chipotle, videogame stocks

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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower opening on Wednesday, with investors weighing the impact of Turkey’s currency crisis as well as the escalating tariff tensions between the United States and its trading partners. At 8:47 ET, Dow e-minis were down 0.65 percent at 25,130. S&P 500 e-minis were down 0.61 percent at 2,823.75, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 0.85 percent at 7,394. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Canopy Growth Corp, up 44.9 pct ** Eclipse Resources Corp, up 10.8 pct ** KMG Chemical Inc, up 9.9 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Performance Food Group Co, down 17.1 pct ** China South Air, down 9.2 pct ** Huya Inc, down 7.8 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** LM Funding America Inc, up 70.1 pct ** Staffing 360 Solutions Inc, up 29.4 pct ** Pain Therapeutics Inc, up 25.2 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Sigma Designs Inc, down 95.2 pct ** Akers Biosciences Inc, down 30.5 pct ** Helios And Matheson Analytics Inc, down 28 pct ** Chipotle Mexican Grill: up 2.6 pct premarket BUZZ-MS upgrades to ‘overweight’ on sales turnaround ** Energen Corp: up 7.0 pct premarket BUZZ-Rises on $9.2 bln deal with Diamondback ** Teva Pharma: up 1.0 pct premarket BUZZ-Buffett boost ** Casa Systems Inc: down 24.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Drops as Q2 revenue misses ** PetIQ Inc: up 10.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Surges on Q2 sales beat ** Constellation Brands Inc: down 3.0 pct premarket ** Canopy Growth Corp: up 44.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Surges on Constellation Brands’ $4 bln investment UPDATE 1-Corona maker invests $4 bln more in pot producer Canopy ** Nvidia Corp: up 0.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Double upgraded by Wells Fargo on long-term optimism ** Intercept Pharma: down 3.6 pct premarket BUZZ-RBC downgrades, sees “calmer” H2 ** Activision Blizzard: down 1.2 pct premarket ** Electronic Arts: down 2.0 pct premarket ** Take-Two Interactive: down 1.6 pct premarket BUZZ-U.S. videogame stocks hit as China halts license approvals ** Staffing 360: up 29.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Stock jumps on Q2 revenue growth ** Pain Therapeutics: up 27.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Jumps on research grant for Alzheimer’s trial ** Western Digital: down 2.5 pct premarket BUZZ-Dips as Cowen moves to sidelines, cuts PT ** LM Funding America: up 70.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Shares jump on posting Q2 profit

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