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Check out the companies that are making the headlines in midday trading.
Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean – Travel stocks rebounded from heavy losses earlier this week amid fears over the new strain of Covid in the UK. Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line each gained more than 6%, while Royal Caribbean rose 3.5%. MGM Resorts rose 3% and Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts rose 1.7% and 2.8%, respectively.
Pfizer – Pfizer’s shares rose 2% after the drug maker announced it would supply the US with 100 million additional doses of its Covid-19 vaccine by July. The deal increases the total number of doses to be shipped to the US to 200 million, allowing 100 million full vaccinations. The U.S. government will pay $ 1.95 billion for the incremental doses, bringing the total paid to Pfizer to nearly $ 4 billion.
Nikola – The shares of Nikola Corp. fell nearly 10% after the company announced it had ended its partnership with Republic Services to jointly develop electric garbage trucks. The company’s shares were up 22% to $ 44.81 per share in August when Nikola announced the deal for thousands of trucks. it’s now worth about a third of that value around $ 15.33.
FuboTV – FuboTV’s shares are down more than 8% recently after seeing their shares soar. The company posted its fifth straight double-digit percentage gain on Tuesday. FuboTV was also downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to outperform the outperformance following its recent rally.
Palantir Technologies – Shares in Palantir Technologies rose 2% after the data company signed a new two-year deal with the UK’s National Health Service. The deal is valued at approximately $ 31.5 million.
Chevron, Exxon, Diamondback Energy – Energy stocks rose as investors moved into cyclical sectors and oil futures rose. The shares of oil giants Chevron and Exxon rose more than 2%. Diamondback Energy shares, which announced two acquisitions this week, rose more than 8%.
– CNBC’s Thomas Franck, Maggie Fitzgerald and Jesse Pound contributed to the coverage.
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