During Market hours Yesterday – (Thursday – 29.07.2021):
- The Dow (Symbol: DIA) gained about 0.3% on Thursday after reaching a new intraday high. The S&P 500 (Symbol: SPY), briefly touched an all-time high, finished the day up 0.4%. Nasdaq (Symbol: QQQ) underperformed with a 0.1% gain.
- Zoom Video (Symbol: ZM) — Shares of the teleconferencing company jumped 4% after KeyBanc upgraded the stock to overweight from sector weight. The investment firm said in a note that the shift to hybrid work should create more demand for Zoom from corporate clients.
- Uber (Symbol: UBER) — Shares of the ride-hailing company fell 3% after CNBC reported SoftBank is selling about one-third of its Uber stake, in part to cover losses on its investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi. It’s planning to sell 45 million shares, which will have a 30-day lock-up.
- Didi (Symbol: DIDI) — The Chinese ride-hailing company saw its shares jump more than 11% after it denied a Wall Street Journal report that said it could go private amid scrutiny from Chinese regulators. Didi went public on the New York Stock Exchange in June, and the stock’s price has trended downward since Chinese authorities announced a cybersecurity review of the business.
- Yum Brands (Symbol: YUM) — Shares of Yum Brands added roughly 6% after the company’s second-quarter earnings report beat expectations. The company reported earnings of $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.6 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 96 cents per share on revenue of $1.48 billion. Same-store sales increased at all three of its major brands: Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.
- Qualcomm (Symbol: QCOM) — The semiconductor and telecoms company’s stock jumped 6% after reporting earnings Wednesday night. It reported $1.92 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 24 cents. It also beat revenue estimates and gave an upbeat forecast. Morgan Stanley confirmed its overweight rating on the stock Thursday saying it sees “surprising” upside in chipsets.
- PayPal (Symbol: PYPL) — PayPal shares are down more than 6%, despite beating analysts’ estimates by 3 cents, at $1.15 per share, in its second-quarter earnings report Wednesday evening. The payments giant gave a lower-than-expected outlook and noted that eBay is transitioning off PayPal to its own payment platform.
- Hilton (Symbol: HLT) — The hotel brand’s shares rose 3.5% after the company reported quarterly earnings of 56 cents per share, which beat analysts’ estimates by 16 cents. Hilton said it expects leisure and business travel demand to increase in the back half of the year.
- Facebook (Symbol: FB) — The social media giant’s stock fell 4% after it warned that its revenue growth could slow in the near term. The company beat expectations on the top and bottom lines for its second-quarter report, but its user metrics came in near Wall Street projections.
- Ford Motor (Symbol: F) — Shares of the automobile company jumped more than 3.5% after Ford raised its 2021 outlook after reporting a surprise profit in the second quarter. However, its revenue slightly missed expectations due to the ongoing global shortage of semiconductor chips, which continues to disrupt the automaker’s production.
- Tesla (Symbol: TSLA) — Tesla shares jumped 4.5% after Morgan Stanley kept its overweight rating on the company and said its second-quarter results may be bearish for the auto industry as a whole. Even though it may “take several years to play out,” it’s prepared to see the electric vehicle maker price different products as low as $20,000 or even $10,000 “this decade.”
During Premarket hours today – (Friday – 30.07.2021):
- Chevron (Symbol: CVX) – Chevron rose 1.9% in premarket trading after it beat estimates by 12 cents with adjusted quarterly earnings of $1.71 per share. Revenue beat estimates as well, as oil prices rose and market conditions improved.
- Caterpillar (Symbol: CAT) – Caterpillar fell 2% in the premarket, despite reporting better-than-expected profit and revenue in the second quarter. Caterpillar beat estimates by 20 cents with adjusted quarterly earnings of $2.60 per share, helped by a recovering global economy.
- Robinhood (Symbol: HOOD) – Robinhood stock remains on watch after sliding more than 8% in its debut Wall Street session. CEO Vlad Tenev told CNBC’s said he’s not worried about daily market fluctuations and that he takes a long-term view on the trading platform provider’s fortunes.
- Capri Holdings (Symbol: CPRI) – The company behind the Michael Kors and Versace luxury brands earned an adjusted $1.42 per share for its latest quarter, well above the 80 cent consensus estimate. Revenue also exceeded forecasts and Capri raised its annual outlook for the second time this year. The stock jumped 3.9% in premarket action.
- Amazon (Symbol: AMZN) – Amazon shares fell 6.6% in the premarket after it missed Wall Street revenue estimates for the first time since the third quarter of 2018. It did, however, report a quarterly profit of $15.12 per share, which beat the consensus estimate of $12.30.
- Pinterest (Symbol: PINS) – Pinterest stock was hammered 21.2% in premarket trading after the image-sharing website operator reported a quarterly decline in monthly average users. Pinterest had seen usage surge during the pandemic as people remained at home and spent more time in front of their computers. Pinterest did, however, beat analyst estimates for both profit and revenue for its latest quarter.
- Gilead Sciences (Symbol: GILD) – Gilead came in 14 cents ahead of estimates with an adjusted quarterly profit of $1.87 per share, while the drug maker’s revenue exceeded estimates as well. However, sales of Gilead’s flagship HIV drugs fell 2% during the quarter, and the stock lost 1.5% in premarket trading.
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