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U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Wednesday, bouncing back from a 1% drop in the previous session, after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s comments fueled optimism that the United States and China would finally strike a trade deal.
At 8:55 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.27% at 26,634. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.26% at 2,929.5, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.38% at 7,657.5. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Aerohive Networks Inc, up 38.9% ** Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc, up 11.1% ** PagerDuty Inc, up 9.4% The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Rollins Inc, down 5.8% ** Hecla Mining Co, down 5.7% ** General Mills Inc, down 5.4% The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Approach Resources Inc, up 19.5% ** Flexshopper Inc, up 18.6% ** KBS Fashion Group Ltd, up 15% The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Sequential Brands Group Inc, down 14.8% ** Avalon Globocare Corp, down 13% ** Legacy Reserves Inc, down 10.7% ** Micron Technology Inc: up 8.5% premarket ** Nvidia Corp: up 2.4% premarket ** Intel Corp: up 1.4% premarket ** Xilinx Inc: up 1.7% premarket ** Advanced Micro Devices Inc: up 3.0% premarket ** Western Digital Corp: up 4.8% premarket ** Lam Research Corp: up 1.6% premarket ** Applied Materials Inc: up 1.4% premarket BUZZ-Micron Tech leads chip stocks higher after upbeat results BUZZ-Street View: Micron earnings increase confidence for H2 recovery ** FedEx Corp: up 1.9% premarket BUZZ-Street View: FedEx FY20 forecast “no worse than feared” ** ConocoPhillips: up 1.8% premarket BUZZ-Mizuho raises to ‘buy’ on higher div expectations ** General Mills Inc: down 5.8% premarket BUZZ-Falls after lower snacks demand eats into Q4 sales ** Yamana Gold Inc: down 3.2% premarket ** Harmony Gold Mining Co: down 0.9% premarket ** Sibanye Gold Ltd: down 1.5% premarket ** AngloGold Ashanti Ltd: down 0.9% premarket ** Barrick Gold Corp: down 2.9% premarket BUZZ-US-listed gold miners fall after Fed tempers aggressive rate cut hopes ** Acasti Pharma Inc: up 11.4% premarket BUZZ-Acasti Pharma rises after HC Wainwright starts with “buy” ** Aerohive Networks Inc: up 38.9% premarket BUZZ-Aerohive Networks eyes best day on buyout offer ** Riot Blockchain Inc: up 8.2% premarket ** Marathon Patent Group Inc: up 7.5% premarket ** Overstock.com Inc: up 3.2% premarket ** Xunlei Ltd: up 5.1% premarket BUZZ-Bitcoin rally pushes crypto plays higher ** Altria Group Inc: down 1.6% premarket BUZZ-Altria slips after San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales ** Tesla Inc: down 0.1% premarket BUZZ-Tesla hitting its Q2 delivery target is an “unlikely event” ** Odonate Therapeutics Inc: down 4.0% premarket BUZZ-Falls after pricing upsized stock deal (Compiled by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru)