During Market hours Yesterday — (Wednesday – 22.09.2021):
- The Dow (Symbol: DIA) recovered 1%. The S&P 500 (Symbol: SPY) also jumped 0.98% and the Nasdaq (Symbol: QQQ) went up 0.93%.
- Facebook (Symbol: FB) Shares of Facebook fell 4% after the social media giant said it underreported ad performance on iPhones. Facebook said Apple privacy measures in its iOS operating system caused the underreporting.
- Robinhood (Symbol: HOOD)Robinhood shares surged 10.85% after the trading app announced it is testing crypto wallets with select clients next month. The move is the latest expansion for Robinhood in the cryptocurrency space.
- APA (Symbol: APA), Devon Energy (Symbol: DVN), Occidental Petroleum (Symbol: OXY) Energy stocks were among the S&P 500’top gainers as crude oil prices rose. APA gained 7.2%, Devon Energy rose 6.8% and Occidental Petroleum added 5.2%.
- General Mills (Symbol: GIS) Shares of General Mills added 3.3% after the food company quarterly earnings beat the Street. General Mills reported adjusted earnings of 99 cents per share compared with the analysts’ consensus of 89 cents per share, according to StreetAccount. Quarterly revenue also topped projections.
- Adobe (Symbol: ADBE) Adobe shares fell 3.07% despite the software company quarterly financial results beating Wall Street expectations. The company reported earnings of $3.11 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $3.01 per share on revenue of $3.89 billion, according to Refinitv.
- FedEx (Symbol: FDX) Shares of the delivery company plunged 9.1% after the firm posted cut its full-year forecast on Tuesday. FedEx said its quarterly results were affected by labor shortages, which slowed packages and drove up costs ahead of the holiday peak season.
- Stitch Fix (Symbol: SFIX) Shares of the online fashion styling company soared 15.65% following its stellar quarterly earnings. Stitch Fix reported earnings per share of 19 cents, compared to the loss of 13 cents expected, according to Refinitiv. Revenue came in at $571 million, topping estimates of $548 million.
- SoFi (Symbol: SOFI) Shares of the financial services startup SoFi jumped 11% after Jefferies initiated coverage of the stock with a price target of $25, which is more than 64% above where it closed Tuesday. Analyst John Hecht said it has multiple avenues for growth, citing its synergistic business modeland recently acquired tech platform Galileo.
- Disney (Symbol: DIS) Disney shares rose 1.45% after Credit Suisse called Tuesday sell-off of the stock overblown and said it maintaining its outperform rating on it. The bank has a price target of $218 per share, 27% higher than its Tuesday closing price.
- SunPower (Symbol: SPWR) Shares of SunPower jumped 5.5% after Evercore ISI initiated coverage of the stock with an outperform rating. The firm said the solar installer has been overlooked by investors in recent years and is now trading at a discount relative to peers.
- Incyte (Symbol: INCY) Incyte shares fell 8.5% after the Food and Drug Administration approved the pharmaceutical company eczema cream, but with boxed warnings.
- Simon Property Group (Symbol: SPG) Shares of the mall operator rose 2.5% after Argus Research upgraded Simon Property to buy from hold. The firm said in a note to clients that Simon was rebounding more quickly than expected from the pandemic shutdowns in 2020.
During Premarket hours today (Thursday – 23.09.2021):
- Darden Restaurants (Symbol: DRI) — The Olive Garden parent reported earnings of $1.76 per share, higher than the $1.64-per-share forecast. The restaurant company also reported same-store sales that rose 47.5%, topping estimates. Shares rose 3% in premarket trading.
- BlackBerry (Symbol: BB) — The company reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings, with an adjusted gross margin of 65%. BlackBerry reported a loss of 6 cents per share, compared with the expected loss of 7 cents per share, according to Refinitiv. Revenue came in at $175 million, topping estimates of $164 million. Shares rose more than 7% premarket.
- Salesforce (Symbol: CRM) — The software company raised its full-year 2022 revenue guidance to between $26.25 billion and $26.35 billion. This is higher than the company’s previous estimate of revenue between $26.2 billion and $26.3 billion. Analysts expected $26.31 billion. Shares rose 2% in premarket trading.
- KB Home (Symbol: KBH) — Shares of the homebuilder rose in premarket trading despite missing top and bottom-line estimates. KB Home reported quarterly earnings of $1.60 on revenue of $1.47 billion. Wall Street expected earnings of $1.62 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion, according to Refinitiv.
- Roku (Symbol: ROKU) — Shares of the streaming company rose 2% in premarket trading after Guggenheim upgraded the stocks to buy from neutral. The Wall Street firm assigned Roku a 12-month price target of $395, implying a 22% one-year return.
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