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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Facebook, Robinhood, FedEx and more

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Facebook, Robinhood, FedEx and more

22 Sep 2021

People wait in line for t-shirts at a pop-up kiosk for the online brokerage Robinhood along Wall Street after the company went public with an IPO earlier in the day on July 29, 2021 in New York City.

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Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.

Facebook — Shares of Facebook fell 4.1% after the social media giant said it underreported ad performance on iPhones. Facebook said Apple’s privacy measures in its iOS operating system caused the underreporting.

Robinhood — Robinhood shares added 3.9% after the trading app announced it is testing “crypto wallets” with select clients next month. The move is the latest expansion for Robinhood in the cryptocurrency space.

APA, Devon Energy, Occidental Petroleum — Energy stocks were among the S&P 500’s top gainers as crude oil prices rose. APA gained 7.9%, Devon Energy rose 7.3% and Occidental Petroleum added 6.6%.

General Mills — Shares of General Mills added 4.4% after the food company’s quarterly earnings beat the Street. General Mills reported adjusted earnings of 99 cents per share compared with the analysts’ consensus of 89 cents per share, according to StreetAccount. Quarterly revenue also topped projections.

Adobe — Adobe shares fell about 3% despite the software company’s quarterly financial results beating Wall Street expectations. The company reported earnings of $3.11 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $3.01 per share on revenue of $3.89 billion, according to Refinitv.

FedEx — Shares of the delivery company plunged over 8% after the firm posted cut its full-year forecast on Tuesday. FedEx said its quarterly results were affected by labor shortages, which slowed packages and drove up costs ahead of the holiday peak season.

Stitch Fix — Shares of the online fashion styling company soared 13.7% following its stellar quarterly earnings. Stitch Fix reported earnings per share of 19 cents, compared to the loss of 13 cents expected, according to Refinitiv. Revenue came in at $571 million, topping estimates of $548 million.

SoFi — Shares of the financial services startup SoFi jumped over 11% after Jefferies initiated coverage of the stock with a price target of $25, which is more than 64% above where it closed Tuesday. Analyst John Hecht said it has multiple avenues for growth, citing its “synergistic business model” and recently acquired tech platform Galileo.

Disney — Disney shares rose 1.5% after Credit Suisse called Tuesday’s sell-off of the stock overblown and said it’s maintaining its outperform rating on it. The bank has a price target of $218 per share, 27% higher than its Tuesday closing price.

SunPower — Shares of SunPower jumped more than 5% after Evercore ISI initiated coverage of the stock with an outperform rating. The firm said the solar installer has been overlooked by investors in recent years and is now trading at a discount relative to peers.

Incyte — Incyte shares fell 6.8% after the Food and Drug Administration approved the pharmaceutical company’s eczema cream, but with boxed warnings.

Simon Property Group — Shares of the mall operator rose 2.6% after Argus Research upgraded Simon Property to buy from hold. The firm said in a note to clients that Simon was rebounding more quickly than expected from the pandemic shutdowns in 2020.

— CNBC’s Maggie Fitzgerald, Yun Li, Tanaya Macheel and Jesse Pound contributed reporting

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