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* The Morning News Call newsletter: tmsnrt.rs/2fwPLTh U.S. stock indexes were set for a lackluster open on Tuesday, as a Wall Street rally fizzled out in the final days of the decade after growing trade optimism and a brightening global outlook put the S&P 500 on track for its best year since 2013.
At 8:57 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were down 0.17% at 28,391. S&P 500 e-minis were down 0.18% at 3,217.75, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 0.26% at 8,710.75. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Pacific Coast Oil Trust, up 25.0% ** Seadrill Ltd, up 18.1% ** Nio Inc, up 15.3% The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** FirstEnergy Corp, down 17.5% ** Core Laboratories N.V., down 16% ** McDermott International Inc, down 12% The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Neovasc Inc, up 95.9% ** Titan Medical Inc, up 42.0% ** Inpixon, up 36.4% The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Aurora Mobile Ltd, down 15.8% ** Verona Pharma Plc, down 13.4% ** BOQI International Medical Inc, down 11.1% ** PayPal Holdings Inc: down 0.3% premarket BUZZ-Slips on Venmo outage ** Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd: up 24.0% premarket BUZZ-Sol-Gel’s acne drug could emerge as a significant topical treatment - Jefferies ** resTORbio Inc: up 14.2% premarket BUZZ-Jumps after Morgan Stanley takes stake ** Core Laboratories N.V.: down 16.0% premarket BUZZ-Core Labs’ Q4 NAM-driven forecast cut to be industry norm - Evercore ISI ** Tencent Music Entertainment Group: up 0.3% premarket BUZZ-Up as it leads consortium to buy stake in Universal Music ** Nio Inc: up 15.3% premarket BUZZ-Tesla-rival Nio rises as brokerage raises PT following upbeat results ** Seadrill Ltd: up 18.1% premarket BUZZ-Rises on contract extension for drilling rigs in Middle East ** Neovasc Inc: up 95.9% premarket BUZZ-Surges after co submits marketing application for heart device (Compiled by C Nivedita in Bengaluru)