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S&P 500 futures have advanced 0.5%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have risen 122 points, or 0.6%. Nasdaq Composite futures have climbed 0.7%. The U.S. Dollar Index has risen 0.3% to 91.60.
Allegheny Technologies (ATI) has gained 3.4% to $21.21 after getting upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA Merrill Lynch.
Everest Re Group (RE) has climbed 6.1% to $236 as Hurricane Irma could prove less damaging than expected, helping reinsurers, who could be left covering much of the damage, bounce back a bit from last week's losses..
GrubHub (GRUB) has declined 1.2% to $55.38 after getting cut to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.
Mastercard (MA) has advanced 1.2% to $138.80 after getting upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim.
MGM Resorts International (MGM) has fallen 1.4% to $32.77 after getting downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
Snap (SNAP) has dropped 1.6% to $15.08 after getting cut to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
Seagate Technology (STX) has slumped 2.1% to $31.31 after getting downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies and to Sector Perform from Outperform at FBN Securities.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) has soared 12% to $17.38 after naming a new CEO. Teva was also upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG.
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