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* The Morning News Call newsletter: tmsnrt.rs/2fwPLTh U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, as positive comments related to the U.S.-China trade talks and strong earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials put the S&P 500 and the Dow on track to fresh highs.
At 7:48 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.32% at 27,834. S&P 500 e-minis had risen 0.29% to 3,106, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.42% at 8,300.25. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Farfetch Ltd, up 20.3% ** Korea Electric Power Corp, up 15.6% ** J.C. Penney Co, up 13.6% The top NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Aurora Cannabis, down 9.4% ** Carbo Ceramics, down 7% The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Senmiao Technology Ltd, up 96.8% ** Kempharm Inc, up 40.4% ** Plus Therapeutics Inc, up 28.0% The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Restorbio Inc, down 70.3% ** Agile Therapeutics Inc, down 28.6% ** Tonix Pharmaceuticals, down 27.6% ** RH: up 8.8% premarket BUZZ-Rises after Buffett’s Berkshire discloses stake ** Agile Therapeutics: down 28.6% premarket BUZZ-Plunges as FDA delays review period for contraceptive patch ** JD.com Inc: up 3.8% premarket BUZZ-Rises on Q3 revenue beat China’s JD.com beats quarterly revenue estimates, shares rise ** Aurora Cannabis: down 9.4% premarket BUZZ-Plunges as slower retail rollout hurts Q1 sales ** Farfetch: up 20.3% premarket BUZZ-Set for its best day on Q3 beat ** Applied Materials: up 5.5% premarket BUZZ-Up on upbeat forecast, PT hikes ** Occidental Petroleum: up 3.3% premarket BUZZ-Rises after Court tosses Carl Icahn’s lawsuit ** J.C. Penney: up 13.6% premarket J.C. Penney quarterly loss narrows, shares rise ** Amarin Corp: up 5.6% premarket BUZZ-Rises as FDA panel unanimously votes to expand heart drug label ** Senmiao Technology: up 96.8% premarket BUZZ-China’s Senmiao Technology soars on first qtrly profit since debut (Compiled by Bharath Manjesh in Bengaluru)