Snowflake, Ford, Penn National Gaming, Tesla & more

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Snowflake banners adorn the New York Inventory Change to market the debut of the software program firm’s shares in New York on Sept. 16, 2020.

Supply: Snowflake

Try the businesses making headlines in noon buying and selling. 

Tesla — Shares of the electrical automaker shed 4.15% forward of the corporate’s widely-anticipated Battery Day on Tuesday. “Our greatest guess: TSLA will announce plans to considerably develop battery cell manufacturing capability to fulfill rising car manufacturing,” analysis agency Baird mentioned in a observe to shoppers Thursday.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment — The restaurant and arcade chain’s inventory fell 26.13% after the corporate warned of chapter if an settlement cannot be reached with lenders, in keeping with a report from The Wall Street Journal. The corporate will even lay off greater than 1,300 staff, in keeping with domestically filed WARN notices.

Domino’s Pizza — Shares of the pizza chain rose 2.36% after Oppenheimer named the inventory a high thought. The agency mentioned in a observe to shoppers that Wall Road was underestimating the corporate’s same-store gross sales development in 2021.

Ford – The inventory jumped 3.7% after the automaker mentioned it plans to distinguish its upcoming all-electric F-150 pickup from Tesla and General Motors’ aggressive choices by pivoting to heavy-duty hauling and towing rather than recreation. Pickups are key to Ford’s profitability because the collection generated about $42 billion in income final yr within the U.S., or about 30% of its complete gross sales in 2019.

Herman Miller — The furnishings inventory soared 33.47% after the corporate beat earnings estimates and reinstated its dividend. Herman Miller reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.24 for its fiscal first quarter, whereas analysts surveyed by FactSet anticipated simply 26 cents. Income additionally topped estimates by almost 20% however was down in contrast with 2019. The corporate’s reinstated quarterly dividend might be slightly below 19 cents per share.

Snowflake — Alongside different know-how shares, shares of software program firm Snowflake fell 10.39% following its IPO on Wednesday, which was the most important software program market debut in historical past. The inventory surged 111% in its first day of buying and selling. Snowflake was value $70.4 billion on the finish of buying and selling, greater than 5 instances its $12.4 billion valuation from February.

Penn National Gaming — Shares of the sports activities betting firm surged 7.6% after Stifel hiked its price target to $85 per share from $47 per share. The gaming firm made a major funding earlier this yr in Barstool Sports activities, a sports activities media firm led by Dave Portnoy, and has seen its inventory soar. The “Portnoy Momentum Commerce” nonetheless has room to run, the observe mentioned.

First Solar — Shares of the photo voltaic panel installer slid 11% after the corporate introduced a secondary providing of roughly 8.6 million shares, which is equal to eight.2% of excellent shares. The inventory is being offered by early investor Lukas Walton, which means no new shares might be provided. First Photo voltaic is not going to obtain any proceeds from the sale.

Stitch Fix – Shares of Sew Repair gained 0.11% after Needham upgraded the web private styling service to purchase from a maintain score. The Wall Road agency mentioned the corporate is turning into stronger by diversifying its mannequin and getting extra aggressive with consumer acquisition, whereas additionally benefiting from secular tailwinds. 

— CNBC’s Maggie Fitzgerald, Yun Li and Jesse Pound contributed reporting.

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