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U.S. stocks were set to tumble on Thursday as the arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei for extradition to the United States sparked fears of a flare-up in Sino-U.S. tensions, while sliding oil prices added to the pressure.
At 8:31 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were down 1.47 percent at 24,678. S&P 500 e-minis were down 1.30 percent at 2,666.5, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 1.67 percent at 6,689.75. The top three NYSE percentage gainers premarket: ** MFS Municipal Income Trust, up 8.0 pct ** Easterly Government Properties Inc, up 5.3 pct ** Sibanye Gold Ltd, up 4.2 pct The top three NYSE percentage losers premarket: ** NeoPhotonics Corp, down 19.3 pct ** Tegna Inc, down 15.1 pct ** Avista Corp, down 15.1 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage gainers premarket: ** Community Health Systems Inc, up 66.7 pct ** VBI Vaccines Inc, up 29.7 pct ** TheStreet Inc, up 30.3 pct The top three Nasdaq percentage losers premarket: ** Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc, down 51.1 pct ** IntriCon Corp, down 31.1 pct ** Pacific Ethanol Inc, down 22.8 pct ** Qualcomm Inc: down 1.1 pct premarket ** Intel Corp: down 2.0 pct premarket ** Advanced Micro Devices Inc: down 2.7 pct premarket ** Micron Technology Inc: down 2.3 pct premarket ** Western Digital Corp: down 0.9 pct premarket ** Nvidia Corp: down 2.7 pct premarket BUZZ-Chipmakers fall as Huawei exec arrest threatens U.S.-China trade truce ** Facebook Inc: down 2.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Stifel sees distrust among users, downgrades ** NeoPhotonics Corp: down 19.9 pct premarket BUZZ-Neophotnics plunges, optical firms drop as China’s Huawei exec arrested ** Exxon Mobil Corp: down 1.3 pct premarket ** Chevron Corp: down 1.5 pct premarket ** Schlumberger N.V.: down 2.5 pct premarket ** Anadarko Petroleum Corp: down 3.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Oil companies down as OPEC indicates lower-than-expected output cuts ** Boeing Co : down 2.9 pct premarket ** Caterpillar Inc : down 1.9 pct premarket down 1.1 pct ** United Technologies Corp: up 0.8 pct premarket ** Deere & Co: down 2.6 pct premarket ** General Electric Co: down 1.2 pct premarket ** Lockheed Martin Corp: down 1.3 pct premarket BUZZ-Industrial stocks hit by threat to U.S.-China trade truce ** Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: down 2.8 pct premarket ** Baidu Inc: down 2.6 pct premarket ** JD.com Inc: down 3.9 pct premarket ** Momo Inc: down 13.3 pct premarket ** Vipshop Holdings Ltd : down 2.7 pct premarket ** NetEase Inc: down 1.9 pct premarket ** Weibo Corp: down 3.7 pct premarket BUZZ-US-listed Chinese stocks, China ETF hit by fresh trade worries ** Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc: down 51.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Slumps as mid-stage trial fails to meet main goal ** Amazon.com Inc: down 2.2 pct premarket BUZZ-Amazon extends slide after postal service task force report ** TheStreet Inc : up 30.3 pct premarket BUZZ-Gains after deal to sell its B2B businesses ** Avista Corp: down 15.1 pct premarket BUZZ-Plunges after regulator rejects co’s sale to Canada’s Hydro One ** Aphria Inc: down 11.3 pct premarket BUZZ-Stock slide continues as firm continues firefighting ** OncoMed Pharma: up 3.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Wells Fargo downgrades on proposed Mereo merger ** Marvell Technology Group Ltd : up 2.6 pct premarket BUZZ-Gains on Q3 beat despite weakness among chip stocks ** Toll Brothers Inc: down 1.6 pct premarket BUZZ-RBC downgrades, cuts FY19 EPS outlook on falling orders ** Spirit Airlines Inc : down 0.4 pct premarket BUZZ-CS upgrades rating on better forecast (Compiled by Shradha Singh in Bengaluru)