Check out the corporations making headlines earlier than the bell:
Moderna — Shares Moderna rose more than 11% in premarket buying and selling after the drugmaker stated new information confirms the vaccine is more than 94% efficient in stopping Covid-19. Moderna plans to request emergency clearance from the Food and Drug Administration on Monday.
S&P Global, IHS Markit — Shares of IHS Markit rose more than 4% in premarket buying and selling on information monetary markets-data large S&P Global agreed to purchase IHS Markit for $44 billion, making it the biggest company deal of 2020 to this point. Shares of S&P Global ticked more than 2% decrease. The deal is predicted to shut in the second half of 2021.
Bank of America, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs — Shares of the financial institution shares edged decrease in premarket buying and selling after Morgan Stanley downgraded the group, favoring different shopper banks heading into 2021. The Wall Street agency downgraded Bank of America and JPMorgan from to “underweight” from “overweight” and Goldman Sachs to “underweight” from “equal weight.”
Slack — Shares of the messaging platform fell in premarket buying and selling after Barclays downgraded the inventory to “equal weight” from “overweight.” The Wall Street agency stated an acquisition from Salesforce would trigger restricted upside for Slack shares.
United Airlines — Shares of the airline rose in premarket buying and selling after Raymond James upgraded the shares to “outperform” from “market perform.” The Wall Street agency stated United is taking a distinct strategy than its friends, which might result in market share positive factors when the financial restoration happens.
Apple — Shares of Apple rose in premarket buying and selling after Loop Capital upgraded the expertise inventory to “buy” from “hold.” The agency stated it sees broad tailwind product and providers progress. Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty additionally made bullish feedback about Apple’s “underappreciated” 5G iPhone cycle.
General Electric — Shares of General Electric rose barely in premarket buying and selling after Barclays named the inventory a “top pick.” The agency stated GE’s free money circulate is ready for materials enchancment over the subsequent two years.
Palantir — Shares of the newly public software program firm rose practically 4% in premarket buying and selling, persevering with its large rally from final week. Palantir gained more than 50% final week, in the finest week since its IPO.