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At 8:15 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.38 percent at 24,869. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.32 percent at 2,692.5, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.40 percent at 6,527. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** Blackberry Ltd, up 8.6 pct ** Quorum Health, up 5.4 pct ** RAIT Financial, up 5.1 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** Duff & Phelps, down 9.9 pct ** Steelcase Inc, down 8.4 pct ** Advantage Oil & Gas, down 4.9 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Nxt-Id Inc, up 59.3 pct ** Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc, up 51.7 pct ** Galectin Therapeutics, up 32.1 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Sorrento Tech Inc, down 40 pct ** Acasti Pharma, down 27.6 pct ** My Size Inc, down 24.1 pct ** Micron Technology Inc: up 7.1 pct premarket UPDATE 2-Micron’s strong forecast eases concerns over chip boom peaking BUZZ-Street View: NAND not a concern for Micron Tech next year ** FedEx Corp: up 2.0 pct premarket UPDATE 3-Strong package volume, global economy boost FedEx profit BUZZ-Street View: Solid execution in peak season by FedEx ** AT&T Inc: up 0.4 pct premarket ** Verizon Communications Inc: up 0.4 pct premarket ** Comcast Corp: untraded premarket BUZZ-Verizon, Comcast, AT&T biggest winners of US tax overhaul-JPM ** BlackBerry Ltd: up 8.0 pct premarket BUZZ-BlackBerry Ltd: Set for 3-year high on revenue beat UPDATE 2-BlackBerry Q3 results beat estimates, shares surge ** Red Hat Inc: down 2.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Red Hat Inc: Shares slide after Q3 results ** NXT-ID: up 57.1 pct premarket NXT-ID: Soars 70 pct after announcing crypto platform ** Nova LifeStyle Inc: up 17 pct premarket BUZZ-Nova LifeStyle Inc: Rises on launch of blockchain powered unit ** Biogen Inc: up 1.0 pct premarket BUZZ-Biogen: Credit Suisse upgrades to “outperform”; enters deal with Ionis ** HCA Healthcare: down 1.0 pct premarket ** Tenet Healthcare Corp: down 0.9 pct premarket ** Quorum Health Corp: up 5.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Vertical integration in healthcare to limit U.S hospitals’ growth - MS ** General Mills: up 0.8 pct premarket BUZZ-General Mills: Up after Q2 sales top estimates UPDATE 1-General Mills 2nd-qtr sales beat, boosts full-year organic sales view ** Bridgeline Digital Inc: up 16.0 pct premarket BUZZ-Bridgeline Digital Inc: Rises on strong Q4 report ** Exelixis Inc: up 5.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Exelixis Inc: Kidney cancer drug approved for wider use ** Gilead Science: down 0.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Gilead Science: Credit Suisse downgrades, says consensus too high for 2018 ** Wendy’s: up 2.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Wendys: Wedbush upgrades to outperform on solid same-store-sales growth in 2018 ** AK Steel Holding: up 3.1 pct premarket ** Nucor Corp: up 1.4 pct premarket ** United States Steel Corp: up 1.4 pct premarket BUZZ-Longbow upgrades steel companies to ‘buy’ on shiny futures ** Alcoa Corp: up 2.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Alcoa: CS raises to “outperform” on China’s Blue Sky potential (Compiled by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru)