IBM, Rivian, AMD, Tesla: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

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Stock futures are inching higher ahead of testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that could offer clues about future rate increases. Here’s what we’re watching Tuesday:

  • IBM shares dropped 2.3% premarket. UBS cut its rating on the stock to Sell and lowered its price target.
  • Rivian shares slid 3.9%. The electric-truck maker’s chief operating officer left the company last month as the startup was ramping up production of its first three models.
  • Cheers for chips: AMD shares climbed 1.7% after KeyBanc lifted its rating and the price target for the stock. Other chip makers were posting gains as well. Intel added 1.2% and Nvidia gained 0.8%.
  • Tesla gained 1.1%. The electric-car maker sold 70,847 China-made vehicles in December, the China Passenger Car Association said Tuesday.
  • Zynga still has some zing in it. The game maker’s stock soared 41% on Monday after Take-Two Interactive said it would buy it, but Tuesday morning it was still inching up premarket, by a more modest 0.7%.
  • Shares of Black Diamond Therapeutics jumped 19% premarket after the precision-oncology company received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a study of its BDTX-1535 cancer therapy.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch added 5.9% premarket in low-volume trading. The retailer warned sales for the holiday quarter would fall short of its previous estimate due to inventory delays and increased Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Accolade jumped 11% ahead of the bell. The health benefits company reported revenue for the recent quarter that had more than doubled from a year prior.
  • Albertsons shares slipped 3.2% premarket after it posted better-than-expected third-quarter results and raised its guidance for adjusted earnings and sales growth for the full fiscal year.
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  • Investors are betting that looming interest-rate increases will fuel profits in financials and make the sector more attractive than tech, one of the main contributors to last year’s rally.

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