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U.S. stock indexes were set to trade near record highs heading into the Christmas break on Tuesday, fueled by optimism over improving trade relations between Washington and Beijing.
At 9:03 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.07% at 28,571. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.03% at 3,228.25, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.06% at 8,731.75. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Kingsway Financial Services Inc, up 8.9% ** WESCO International Inc, up 8.1% ** Ocwen Financial Corp, up 4.9% The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** ASE Technology Holding Co, down 7.5% ** Precision Drilling Corp, down 6.1% ** NGL Energy Partners LP, down 6% The top two Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Soleno Therapeutics Inc, up 18.9% ** Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc, up 16.8% The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Euroseas Ltd, down 96.9% ** Verisign Inc, down 22% ** Quicklogic Corp, down 14.3% ** Advanced Micro Devices: up 1.5% premarket BUZZ- Rises for fourth day as RBC sets Street high price target ** Cel-Sci Corp: down 4.8% premarket BUZZ- Drops on discounted stock offering ** NewLink Genetics: up 13.8% premarket BUZZ- Rises on licensing deal for its cancer treatment ** Kodiak Sciences: up 3.7% premarket BUZZ- J.P. Morgan starts coverage with “Overweight” ** Regeneron Pharmaceuticals: up 1.0% premarket BUZZ- Raymond James says Dupixent to offset pressure on legacy Eylea ** Correvio Pharma: down 10.0% premarket BUZZ- Falls after FDA declines to approve heart drug ** Amgen Inc: up 0.7% premarket BUZZ- Raymond James sees new growth areas, starts coverage with “market perform” (Combined by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru)