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At 9:09 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.28% at 27,171. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.27% at 3,014.5, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.29% at 8,005. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd, up 19.5% ** CannTrust Holdings Inc, up 10.3% ** Vector Group Ltd, up 8.7% The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Mohawk Industries Inc, down 11.4% ** Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB de CV, down 6.9% ** China Rapid Finance Ltd, down 6.6% The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** SBA Communications Corp, up 42.7% ** Smith Micro Software Inc, up 32.8% ** Yogaworks Inc, up 32.2% The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Neuralstem Inc, down 38.2% ** Obalon Therapeutics Inc, down 23.6% ** Carbonite Inc, down 23.4% ** Alphabet Inc: up 8.7% premarket BUZZ-Alphabet Inc: Surges on Q2 results pushed by ads; brokerages raise PT ** Amazon.com Inc: down 1.3% premarket BUZZ-Falls on Q2 profit miss ** Intel Corp: up 3.2% premarket BUZZ-Up on Q3 forecast, FY rev outlook raise ** Starbucks Corp: up 5.9% premarket BUZZ-Street View: Robust growth delivers hot qtr for Starbucks Corp ** Carbonite Inc: down 23.4% premarket BUZZ-Falls on weak revenue outlook, CEO exit ** Comcast Corp: down 1.2% premarket BUZZ-Street View: Cable momentum to support Comcast’s future growth ** Raytheon Co: up 0.5% premarket BUZZ-Street View: Raytheon fires back in Q2 ** Smith Micro Software: up 32.8% premarket BUZZ-Set to hit a 4-year high on Q2 beat ** Vector Group Ltd: up 8.7% premarket BUZZ-Jumps as co to join S&P SmallCap 600 ** Lear Corp: down 3.3% premarket BUZZ-Drops as slowdown in auto industry hits outlook ** Twitter Inc: up 6.1% premarket BUZZ-Surges on Q2 revenue beat ** eHealth Inc: up 16.9% premarket BUZZ-Set for record high as Q2 results lift investor confidence ** CannTrust Holdings Inc: up 10.3% premarket BUZZ-Up after co fires CEO ** Verastem Inc: up 9.9% premarket BUZZ-Surges on deal with France’s Sanofi to commercialize cancer drug ** Chiasma Inc: down 1.9% premarket BUZZ-Falls after announcing stock offering ** Neuralstem Inc: down 38.2% premarket BUZZ-Slumps on upsized stock-and-warrants offering ** Carbonite Inc: down 23.4% premarket BUZZ-Plunges as product challenges call for reduced outlook ** AbbVie: up 1.5% premarket BUZZ-Up on Q2 sales beat, 2019 profit forecast raise ** Mohawk Industries Inc: down 11.4% premarket BUZZ-Set to snap 3-day winning streak on Q2 sales miss ** Cabot Oil & Gas Corp: down 4.1% premarket BUZZ-Falls after co trims 2019 production outlook ** Fiserv Inc: up 2.1% premarket BUZZ-Rises on profit beat, SunTrust says “buy” as FDC deal close nears ** McDonald’s Corp: up 2.0% premarket BUZZ-Good Time for a great taste of McDonald’s as Q2 U.S same-store sales beats ** Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc: up 22.9% premarket BUZZ-Set for best day on $825-mln takeover offer ** China Rapid Finance Ltd: down 6.6% premarket BUZZ-Down on not meeting NYSE’s listing standards ** RYB Education Inc: down 5.3% premarket BUZZ-RYB Education set to hit record low on report of teacher’s arrest (Compiled by Abhishek Manikandan in Bengaluru)