During Market hours yesterday — (Tuesday – 12.01.2021):

  • The Dow (Symbol: DIA) went up 0.2%. The S&P 500 (Symbol: SPY) rose 0.02% while the Nasdaq (Symbol: QQQ) went down 0.2%
  • Tesla (Symbol: TSLA) – Shares of the electric vehicle company advanced 4.7%, clawing back the majority of Monday’s nearly 8% drop. Prior to the previous session’s loss, shares of Tesla rose for 11 straight sessions, the stock’s longest daily winning streak on record.
  • General Motors (Symbol: GM) – Shares jumped 6.2% to a record high after the auto giant said it plans to launch an all-electric van called the EV600 this year. The van is a part of GM’s plan to invest $27 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles by 2025 and it will be the first vehicle under a new commercial business unit in GM.
  • Twitter (Symbol: TWTR) – The social network fell 2.4%, extending a sell-off after it permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account. Twitter said Monday evening that it also suspended more than 70,000 accounts that had been sharing QAnon content following the Capitol attack. The stock has fallen more than 7% this week.
  • Wells Fargo (Symbol: WFC) — The bank stock climbed 2.1% after UBS upgraded it to buy from neutral and made it a top pick. The firm said in a note that Wells Fargo had earnings upside from even small improvements in its business.
  • Redfin (Symbol: RDFN) — The digital real estate brokerage rose 4.5% despite a downgrade to neutral from buy at BTIG. The firm said in a note to clients that it was still upbeat on Redfin’s fundamentals but was uneasy with the stock’s valuation.
  • Aflac (Symbol: AFL) — Shares rose 3.8% after an analyst at Morgan Stanley upgraded the insurance company to overweight from equal weight. “Aflac stands out to us as the leading undervalued cash flow return story in the industry,” the analyst said.
  • CyberArk (Symbol: CYBR) — An analyst at D.A. Davidson upgraded CyberArk to buy from neutral, calling it a beneficiary of increased spending from businesses on cyber security. Shares rose 5.3% on the upgrade.

During Premarket hours today – (Wednesday – 13.01.2021):

  • Visa (Symbol: V) – Visa and fintech company Plaid called off their planned $5.3 million merger. The Justice Department sued in November to stop the deal on antitrust grounds, and Visa CEO Al Kelly said the litigation would have taken substantial time to fully resolve.
  • KB Home (Symbol: KBH) – KB Home reported quarterly earnings of $1.12 per share, beating the consensus estimate of 93 cents a share. The home builders’ revenue also topped Wall Street forecasts. The company said housing market conditions continue to be “robust,” and expects meaningfully higher revenue and earnings this year.

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