During Market hours Friday (Friday – 16.04.2021):
- Nasdaq (Symbol: QQQ) gained 0.12%. The S&P 500 (Symbol: SPY) went up 0.33%. The Dow (Symbol: DIA) gained 0.42%.
- Sunrun (Symbol: RUN)— The solar stock popped 10.51% after Simmons Energy, a division of Piper Sandler, upgraded the stock to overweight from neutral. The firm said in a note to client that the recent pullback in solar stocks was puzzling and that shares of Sunrun could jump more than 60%.
- Simon Property Group (Symbol: SPG)– Shares of the real estate company jumped more than 2.23% after Jefferies upgraded the stock to “buy” from “hold.” The Wall Street firm said pent-up consumer demand and less bad debt are good signs for the mall operator.
- Morgan Stanley (Symbol: MS)– The bank’s shares lost 2.76% despite topping analysts expectations for first quarter earnings on the back of better-than-expected trading and investment banking results. The major U.S. bank reported earnings of $2.19 per share on revenue of $15.72 billion.
- Cisco (Symbol: CSCO)– Shares of the equipment maker advanced 2.25% after Wolfe Research upgraded the company to an outperform rating. “The resurgence of IT spending, increasing software sales mix, and improving hyperscale play has put the company into the best position it has arguably had in some years,” the firm said in a note to clients.
- PNC Financial (Symbol: PNC)— The bank stock rose 2.33% following a better-than-expected quarterly report. PNC posted $4.10 in earnings per share on $4.22 billion in revenue. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv had penciled in $2.75 per share and $4.12 billion in revenue.
- Bank of New York Mellon (Symbol: BK)— Shares of the regional bank fell 4.04% even after Bank of New York Mellon beat analyst estimates in the first quarter. The firm earned 97 cents per share on $3.92 billion in revenue, compared to Refinitiv estimates of 87 cents per share and $3.85 billion in revenue. The stock is still up more than 8% this year.
During Premarket hours today – (Monday – 19.04.2021):
- Peloton (Symbol: PTON) – Peloton is calling a new advisory from the Consumer Product Safety Commission “inaccurate and misleading,” saying its treadmills are safe when safety recommendations are followed. The CPSC said that consumers with young children or pets should stop using the treadmills after its investigation of the death of a child turned up dozens of instances of injuries. The stock tumbled 6.7% in premarket trading.
- GameStop (Symbol: GME) – GameStop CEO George Sherman will step down effective July 31, or earlier if a successor is found before then. Separately, Keith Gill, the man known as “Roaring Kitty,” exercised options to buy 50,000 more shares of the video game retailer at a strike price of $12 per share, according to a Bloomberg report. Gill now holds 200,000 GameStop shares. GameStop jumped 8.6% in premarket trading.
- Harley-Davidson (Symbol: HOG) – The motorcycle maker earned $1.68 per share for its latest quarter, well above the consensus estimate of 88 cents a share. Revenue was essentially in line with forecasts. Harley also raised full-year guidance for motorcycle revenue and profit margins, saying actions it has taken to reshape its business have produced positive results. Separately, Harley said it would appeal a European Union ruling that could subject it to a massive tariff increase for European sales. Shares gained 8.4% in premarket action.
- Herman Miller (Symbol: MLHR) – Shares of the office furniture maker tumbled 12% in premarket action after it announced a deal to buy furniture and accessories company Knoll (Symbol: KNL) for $1.8 billion in cash and stock. The deal is worth $25.06 per share, compared to Knoll’s Friday closing price of $17.23, and Knoll’s shares surged more than 28% in the premarket.
- M&T Bank (Symbol: MTB) – The bank earned $3.41 per share for its latest quarter, compared to a consensus estimate of $3 a share. Revenue also topped estimates. The bank noted improvements in its residential mortgage banking and trust businesses, among other factors, and the stock rose 1.4% in premarket trading.
- Coinbase (Symbol: COIN) – Coinbase was down 2% in the premarket, with two notable transactions involving the stock in the news. Cathie Wood’s ARK funds bought more shares on Friday, according to her firm’s daily trade summary, while regulatory filings show that Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sold about $292 million in shares on Coinbase’s first day of trading.
- Church & Dwight (Symbol: CHD) – The consumer products maker’s stock fell 1.9% premarket after Morgan Stanley downgraded it to “underweight” from “equal-weight,” with increasing commodity costs a key factor that could pressure profits.
- Tesla (Symbol: TSLA) – Police officials in Texas probing the deadly crash of a Tesla vehicle say they are nearly certain that no one was behind the wheel at the time. It is still uncertain whether the car’s “Autopilot” system was engaged when the accident occurred on Saturday. Tesla fell 1.9% in the premarket.
- First Solar (Symbol: FSLR) – The solar power company rose 3.1% in premarket trade after it was upgraded to “buy” from “neutral” at Citi. The firm points to “multiple positive catalysts,” including a potential 10-year extension of the federal solar tax credit.
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