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U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Wednesday, with strong earnings from Dow components IBM, United Technologies and Procter & Gamble looking to propel a rebound after Wall Street suffered its second biggest decline in 2019.
At 9:14 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.78 percent at 24,580. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.50 percent at 2,645.25, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.54 percent at 6,689.25. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Synchrony Financial, up 12.3 pct ** Portland General Electric Co, up 10.1 pct ** Restaurant Brands International Inc, up 8.8 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Trinseo Sa, down 12.3 pct ** Bellatrix Exploration Ltd, down 8.8 pct ** Quotient Technology Inc, down 9.4 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Auris Medical Holding, up 31.9 pct ** Soligenix Inc, up 30.1 pct ** Athersys Inc, up 20.1 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc, down 25.9 pct ** Selecta Biosciences Inc, down 23.7 pct ** Avalon Globocare Corp, down 23.5 pct
** United Technologies Corp: up 4.9 pct premarket BUZZ-United Technologies Corp: Shares rise on Q4 profit beat UPDATE 1-United Tech profit beats on higher aero parts sales ** Procter & Gamble Co: up 4.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Procter & Gamble: Up as Q2 results beat UPDATE 2-P&G raises forecast on strength of skin care, detergent brands ** Comcast Corp: up 2.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Comcast Corp: Set to jump as Q4 revenue beats analyst expectations UPDATE 1-Comcast results beat on lower-than-expected video losses ** Rollins Inc: down 4.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Rollins Inc: Drops after Q4 EPS and revenue miss ** PTC Therapeutics: down 8.9 pct premarket BUZZ-PTC Therapeutics: Slides on $200 mln stock offering plan ** Restaurant Brands: up 8.8 pct premarket BUZZ-Restaurant Brands: Rises after naming Burger King chief Jose Cil as CEO UPDATE 2-Restaurant Brands names Burger King boss Jose Cil as CEO ** Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc: down 25.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Small drugmakers Bellerophon and Rexahn slide on stock deal plans ** IBM Corp: up 7.2 pct premarket BUZZ-IBM: Gains on strong 2019 profit forecast ** Merck & Co: down 0.3 pct premarket BUZZ-Merck needs more aggressive business development - BMO Capital Markets ** Tesla Inc: down 2.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Tesla: ‘Dream deferred,’ sell the ‘Elon premium’ - RBC ** Walmart Inc: up 1.4 pct premarket BUZZ-MS cautious of hard goods retailers, ups Walmart to ‘outperform’ ** Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd: up 2.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Teva: Rises after UBS says stock “too cheap to ignore”, upgrades ** Synchrony Financial: up 12.3 pct premarket BUZZ-Synchrony Financial: Rises after Walmart drops lawsuit, strong Q4 results ** Kimberly-Clark Corp: down 3.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Kimberly-Clark: Drops on weak 2019 profit forecast UPDATE 1-Kimberly-Clark misses profit estimates, shares fall ** Abbott Laboratories: down 2.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Abbott Labs: Falls on Q4 revenue miss; weak Q1 profit forecast ** Athersys Inc: up 20.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Athersys: Surges on positive lung disease treatment results (Compiled by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru)