During Market hours Yesterday – (Tuesday – 30.03.2021):
- Nasdaq (Symbol: QQQ) lost 0.5%. The S&P 500 (Symbol: SPY) went down 0.27%. The Dow (Symbol: DIA) slid 0.25%.
- ViacomCBS (Symbol: VIAC), Discovery (Symbol: DISCA)— The media stocks ensnared in the Archegos Capital Management margin call last week rebounded on Tuesday, chipping away at their recent losses. The class B shares of ViacomCBS rose 3.55%, while Discovery’s class A shares jumped 5.36%.
- Nomura (Symbol: NMR), Credit Suisse (Symbol: CS)— Shares of Nomura and Credit Suisse fell again in midday trading after news of anticipated loss from the fallout of Archegos Capital’s stock sales. Nomura was down 2.3% and Credit Suisse slid 3.5%.
- Wells Fargo (Symbol: WFC)— The bank’s stock popped 2.47% after announcing it no longer has any exposure to Archegos. “We did not experience losses related to closing out our exposure,” the bank said in a statement.
- Roku (Symbol: ROKU) – The video streaming stock jumped 3.7% after Truist Financial upgraded the company to buy from hold. The Wall Street firm said it sees more upside ahead and that the company’s valuation is “tenable.”
- BioNTech (Symbol: BNTX) – Shares of the biotech company advanced 8.9% after BioNTech increased its manufacturing goal for its Covid-19 vaccine. The company is targeting 2.5 billion doses manufactured by the end of 2021, compared to prior predicted output of 2.3 billion to 2.4 billion doses.
- FactSet (Symbol: FDS)— Shares of the financial information provider dipped 3.9% after missing analyst estimates for its quarterly EPS. FactSet reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $2.72 per share, below the consensus estimate by 2 cents, while revenue was in line with Wall Street forecasts.
- Yelp (Symbol: YELP)– Shares of the review site operator popped 3.7% after Citi upgraded the stock to buy from neutral. The bank said Yelp is a key beneficiary as the economy reopens and consumers return to dining out.
- DraftKings (Symbol: DKNG)— Shares of the sports betting company popped 4.8% after announcing the acquisition of sports betting and content company VSiN for an undisclosed amount.
- Tegna (Symbol: TGNA)— The broadcasting stock climbed 5.7% after Tegna announced a dividend hike. The company’s new payout will be 10 cents per share higher on an annual basis, up 36% over the prior dividend.
During Premarket hours today – (Wednesday – 31.03.2021):
- Chewy (Symbol: CHWY) – The pet products seller earned a surprise profit of 5 cents per share, compared to expectations of a 10 cents per share loss. Revenue also beat estimates as net sales surged 47% from a year ago. Chewy shares surged 10.4% in premarket trading.
- BlackBerry (Symbol: BB) – Shares of the communications software company fell 5.9% in premarket action following its quarterly results. BlackBerry matched estimates with adjusted quarterly earnings of 3 cents per share, but revenue fell short of forecasts amid slower demand for the company’s QNX care software.
- Pfizer (Symbol: PFE) – The drugmaker said the Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech (Symbol: BNTX) was 100% effective and well-tolerated in a trial of 12- to 15-year-olds. Given those results, Pfizer said it expects to ask regulators to approve the use of the shots for that age group. BioNTech shares rose 2.8% in premarket trading, while Pfizer was up 0.7%.
- Walgreens (Symbol: WBA) – The drugstore operator reported quarterly earnings of $1.40 per share, beating the consensus estimate of $1.11 a share. The company also raised its full-year guidance. Walgreens said quarterly earnings were pressured in part by weaker sales of cold, cough and flu products. Shares of Walgreens rose 2.1% in the premarket.
- Lululemon (Symbol: LULU) – The stock fell 1.8% in premarket action despite a beat on the top and bottom lines for the athletic apparel and leisurewear company. Lululemon beat estimates by 9 cents a share, with quarterly earnings of $2.58 per share. Revenue came in above estimates as well. Brick and mortar comparable sales slumped 28% amid the pandemic, but that was offset by a surge in digital sales.
- Tilray (Symbol: TLRY), Canopy Growth (Symbol: CGC), Aphria (Symbol: APHA), Aurora Cannabis (Symbol: ACG) – Marijuana stocks are rising after New York State passed a bill to become the 15th state to legalize recreational use, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo expected to sign it. Tilray rose 3.5% in the premarket, Canopy Growth gained 1%, Aphria climbed 3.9%, and Aurora Cannabis edged up 0.7%.
- PVH (Symbol: PVH) – The apparel company lost 38 cents per share for its latest quarter, 4 cents a share more than analysts were anticipating. Revenue came in slightly below estimates as well. PVH said it does expect to return to profit this fiscal year, but its projections are shy of analyst estimates and its shares fell 1.1% in premarket action.
- Cleveland-Cliffs (Symbol: CLF) – The steel producer’s shares surged 6.8% premarket after it announced preliminary results for the quarter that ends today. The projected earnings for the quarter and the full year are well above current Wall Street projections.
- Harley-Davidson (Symbol: HOG) – The motorcycle maker’s shares gained 2.9% in premarket trading after Baird upgraded the stock to “outperform” from “neutral.” Baird noted that it was the first time since 2016 that it had rated the stock “outperform,” saying the company’s change in strategic direction and lean inventories were among the positive factors behind the upgrade.
- Apple (Symbol: AAPL) – UBS upgraded Apple to “buy” from “neutral,” saying it expected more stable long-term iPhone demand and stronger average sales prices. Apple rose 1.6% in the premarket.
- Applied Materials (Symbol: AMAT) – The semiconductor manufacturing equipment maker was rated “outperform” in new coverage at Bernstein, noting what it calls a long-term positive structural stance. Applied Materials rose 2.8% in premarket trading.
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