Tesla, Altria, Dow and Toyota Fall Premarket

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By Peter Nurse

Investing.com — Stocks in focus in premarket trade on Wednesday, June 22. Please refresh for updates.

  • Twitter (NYSE:) stock fell 1.4% despite the social media giant’s board unanimously recommending that shareholders vote in favor of Elon Musk’s takeover of the company.

  • Tesla (NASDAQ:) stock fell 1.7% after a former elevator operator at the electric car manufacturer’s flagship California assembly plant rejected a $15 million award in his lawsuit, opening the door for a new trial after a judge slashed a $137 million jury verdict.

  • Altria (NYSE:) stock fell 0.4% and Philip Morris (NYSE:) stock fell 0.7% after the Biden administration moved to reduce the nicotine levels in tobacco products, potentially reducing their addictive nature.

  • Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:) stock fell 1.7% despite Morgan Stanley resuming coverage of the chip maker with an ‘overweight’ rating, saying it can rise more than 20% despite the industry struggles.

  • Lockheed Martin (NYSE:) stock fell 0.7% despite the aerospace company saying it could deliver first F-35 fighter jets to Germany in 2026 and expects more orders for the aircraft in Europe as Greece and the Czech Republic have expressed significant interest.

  • Ryanair (NASDAQ:) ADRs fell 0.6% after Europe’s second-highest court dismissed a legal challenge brought by the against the EU over millions of euros in state aid provided to rival Finnair.

  • Dow (NYSE:) stock fell 4.4% after Credit Suisse downgraded its stance on the chemical company to ‘underperform’ from ‘neutral’, saying the stock will fall from here as earnings normalize.

  • Toyota (NYSE:) ADRs fell 0.7% after the world’s largest car maker cut its July global production plan by 50,000 vehicles as semiconductor shortages and COVID-19 parts supply disruptions continued to curb output.