Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: IMAX, CoreLogic, CoStar Group & more
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket:
IMAX (IMAX) – IMAX lost 21 cents per share, one cent a share more than analysts had anticipated. The movie theater operator's revenue came in above Wall Street estimates. Sales were helped by stronger performances in Asian markets, and the company is anticipating improved results as consumers return to theaters this year. IMAX shares lost 3.7% in premarket trading.
CoreLogic (CLGX) – CoStar Group (CSGP) dropped its bid to buy CoreLogic, with the commercial property data provider saying rising interest rates will hurt CoreLogic's value. CoStar's latest bid had been worth $6.6 billion or $90 per share, compared to a prior higher bid of $6.9 billion or $95.76 per share. CoreLogic — a provider of real estate data that competes with Zillow (Z) — had accepted a buyout bid last month from private-equity firms Stone Capital and Insight Partners for $6 billion or $80 per share. CoStar jumped 5.5% in premarket trading, while CoreLogic fell 3.4%.
Big Lots (BIG) – The discount retailer reported quarterly profit of $2.59 per share, 9 cents a share above estimates. Revenue matched forecasts, however, and a comparable sales increase of 7.9% was shy of the consensus FactSet estimate of 8.4%. Big Lots said it expected its results this year to be significantly affected by the pandemic. Shares rose 1.3% in premarket trading.
Costco (COST) – Costco reported quarterly earnings of $2.14 per share, falling short of the $2.45 per share consensus estimate. The warehouse retailer's revenue came in above forecasts. Costco's comparable sales rose 13%, while its digital sales surged 76%. The company also experienced supply chain issues resulting in higher costs. Costco shares fell 1.9% in premarket trading.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) – The cruise line operator's shares tumbled 7% in premarket trading after it announced a public stock offering of 47.58 million shares. Norwegian plans to use the proceeds to retire exchangeable debt held by private-equity firm L Catterton.
Gap (GPS) – The parent of Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic is predicting an apparel sales rebound this year, as the Covid-19 pandemic recedes and people return to offices and schools. Sales in its most recent quarter came in below Wall Street forecasts, though an online sales surge help offset a pandemic-related decline in-store traffic. Shares jumped 3.2% in premarket action.
Broadcom (AVGO) – The chipmaker beat estimates by 6 cents a share, with quarterly earnings of $6.61 per share. The company's revenue came in slightly above estimates. Shares fell 1% in the premarket, however, as semiconductor sales were below analysts' forecasts. The company and its peers continue to be impacted by a shortage of materials used to make chips.
Virgin Galactic (SPCE) – The space company's chairman, Chamath Palihapitya, sold his personal holdings of 6.2 million shares for about $213 million, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. He still owns 15.8 million shares with investment partner Ian Osborne. Its shares fell 3.1% in the premarket.
The Trade Desk (TTD) – The Trade Desk is on watch once again after losing 20% in value over the past two days. The provider of programmatic advertising technology was hit after Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google said it would not use ad tracking technology to follow people individually across the internet. The stock lost another 1.4% in the premarket.
Western Digital (WDC) – Western Digital shares rose 2.5% in premarket action after the disk drive and memory chip maker was upgraded to "buy" from "neutral" at Goldman Sachs. Goldman cited an improved outlook for memory chip prices, among other factors.
Boeing (BA) – The jet maker has approached a group of banks seeking a new $4 billion credit facility, according to reports from Bloomberg and Reuters. Boeing had told analysts in January that the company had sufficient liquidity, but was open to raising more debt as it considers options to strengthen its balance sheet.
Van Eck Vectors Social Sentiment ETF (BUZZ) – The new exchange-traded fund is on watch again today after falling 3.6% in its Wall Street debut Thursday. The ETF is designed to focus on stocks receiving attention from investors on Reddit, Twitter (TWTR) and other social media platforms.
Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) – The bank was added to the "Conviction Buy" list at Goldman Sachs, which foresees a significant improvement in net interest income for Fifth Third based on current trends in both long and short term rates. Fifth Third rose 1.2% in premarket action.