AstraZeneca, Kansas City Southern, Tesla & more
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket:
AstraZeneca (AZN) – The drugmaker said a US study showed its Covid-19 vaccine had 79% efficacy in preventing symptomatic illness, 100% effectiveness against critical disease and hospitalization, and did not pose a higher risk of blood clots. AstraZeneca shares gained 2.2% in premarket trading.
Blackstone (BX) – Blackstone proposed a $ 6.2 billion buyout from Australian casino operator Crown Resorts. The stock rose above the offer price in Australian trading, signaling investor bets that a higher bid could come from another suitor.
Kansas City Southern (KSU) – The railroad operator agreed to be bought by Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) in a $ 25 billion cash-and-stock deal. The transaction is worth $ 275 per share, compared to Kansas City Southern’s Friday closing price of $ 224.16. Kansas City Southern surged 17.8% in premarket action, while Canadian Pacific slid 2.8%.
PepsiCo (PEP) – The beverage and snack giant’s stock rose 1% in the premarket after Barclays upgraded it to “overweight” from “equal weight.” Barclays noted recent underperformance by the stock and the potential for accelerating revenue and profit growth.
Stellantis (STLA) – The automaker said a global semiconductor shortage would impact production of its popular pickup trucks, in a delay the parent of Chrysler and Jeep said could last “a number of weeks.”
Royal Caribbean (RCL) – Royal Caribbean will restart some Caribbean cruises in June, following a year-long suspension amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Crews will be fully vaccinated, and adult guests will be required to be vaccinated as well. Children under 18 will need to show proof of a negative Covid test.
Tesla (TSLA) – Tesla shares will hit $ 3,000 in 2025, according to a projection by ARK Invest founder Cathie Wood. If that prediction pans out, Tesla would be worth roughly $ 3.6 trillion. The stock jumped 3.6% in premarket trading.
Airbnb (ABNB) – Airbnb shares rose 1.5% in premarket trading as more Americans receive Covid-19 vaccines and resume their travel plans.
SunRun (RUN) – The solar power company was rated “positive” in new coverage at Susquehanna Financial, with the firm saying the largest US installer of residential solar power systems would benefit from anticipated strong growth in that market. Shares rose 1.9% in premarket trading.
Zoominfo Technologies (ZI) – Goldman Sachs rated the digital ad technology platform provider as a “buy” in new coverage, noting the robust data provided to sales reps and the streamlining of the lead generation process. Zoominfo stock gained 2.5% in premarket action.
JetBlue (JBLU) – The airline is planning to raise $ 650 million through the sale of convertible senior notes due in 2026. The stock fell 2% in premarket action.
DraftKings (DKNG) – The sports betting company’s stock rose 2.1% in the premarket after Loop Capital repeated its call for DraftKings as “top pick,” noting that New York is poised to legalize online gambling and that the state’s market will be less competitive for DraftKings than New Jersey.