Title: Rivian Automotive and Sphere Entertainment Gain Momentum Before the Bell
Subtitle: Upgrades and Initiations Drive Shares of Several Companies in Pre-Market Trading
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[Insert Image Caption: The Sphere venue at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas]
Before the opening bell, several companies have grabbed the attention of investors and traders due to significant developments. Upgrades from analysts and positive news have led to notable gains for companies such as Rivian Automotive, Sphere Entertainment, Insulet, and Sunnova Energy International. Meanwhile, Clorox, AMC Entertainment, and SolarEdge Technologies experienced notable stock movements. Here’s a roundup of the companies making headlines before the trading day begins:
Rivian Automotive: Shares of Rivian Automotive soared by 3.3% in pre-market trading following an encouraging upgrade by Evercore ISI. The investment firm raised its rating for the electric truck maker to “outperform” from “in line” and also increased its price target. Evercore ISI believes Rivian has the potential to be the next Tesla and BYD, propelling optimism among investors.
Sphere Entertainment: With the opening of its impressive Sphere venue in Las Vegas, Sphere Entertainment experienced a surge in its stock price, increasing over 7%. The entertainment and media company launched the venue with a thrilling show by U2 on Friday night. The Sphere will now be the venue for live concerts and sporting events, ensuring heightened excitement among shareholders.
Insulet: Shares of medical device maker Insulet rose by 3.4% in premarket trading after receiving an upgrade from Jefferies. The investment bank upgraded Insulet’s stock from “hold” to “buy,” highlighting recent underperformance as an opportunity for investors to add exposure to the company.
Sunnova Energy International: UBS initiated coverage of Sunnova Energy International with a buy rating, reflecting its optimism about the solar company’s market position. This positive assessment led to a 1.5% increase in Sunnova’s shares during pre-market trading. UBS believes Sunnova is well-positioned to expand its market share, thanks to the growing demand for third-party-owned residential solar systems.
Clorox: Clorox, the consumer products company, witnessed a 3.3% rise in its stock price after D.A. Davidson upgraded it from “neutral” to “buy.” The investment firm predicts that Clorox’s stock could rally as the company provides investors with more clarity regarding the fallout from a cyberattack in August.
AMC Entertainment: Prior to the bell, shares of AMC Entertainment advanced by 2% on the back of an exciting announcement. The entertainment company revealed that it would be distributing “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” in the United States in December, captivating both Beyoncé’s fans and investors.
SolarEdge Technologies: Despite an overall positive trend for solar companies, SolarEdge Technologies experienced a 2.7% drop in its stock price after being downgraded by Barclays. The investment bank believes that price cuts for SolarEdge Technologies are “inevitable” next year, resulting in their decision to lower the stock’s rating.
Nvidia: Shares of chipmaker Nvidia rose over 1% after Goldman Sachs added the company to its Americas conviction list for the month. Goldman Sachs maintains a buy rating on the stock and believes that Nvidia will continue to maintain its position as this year’s market leader.
FedEx: FedEx, the transportation company, saw its stock rise by 0.5% in pre-market trading. This increase came after Susquehanna upgraded the company’s rating from “neutral” to “positive,” citing a greater long-term opportunity compared to near-term risk.
Chubb Limited: Chubb Limited, the insurance company, experienced a 1.5% decrease in its stock price after being downgraded by JPMorgan from “overweight” to “neutral.” JPMorgan believes that neither the commercial lines market nor the stock’s valuation is currently compelling.
These pre-market developments set the tone for an eventful trading day. Investors will closely monitor the performance and news updates of these companies, keeping an eye on how these recent developments will impact their respective sectors and the overall market.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is based on pre-market trading activity and upgrades or downgrades by analysts. While these events may influence stock prices, investors are advised to conduct further research and analysis before making investment decisions.
Note: This article includes contributions from CNBC’s Michelle Fox, Lisa Han, and Jesse Pound.