Here are the companies that hit the headlines on Wall Street on Monday.
Eli Lilly – The drugmaker’s shares fell more than 9% after a phase 2 study of donanemab showed the treatment slowed the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Mizuho Securities said in a note that the results were “solid, not stunning”.
AMC Entertainment – The cinema giant’s shares rose 25.8% as it began reopening theaters in Los Angeles. AMC reopened two locations in the city on Monday and plans to reopen the remaining 23 theaters in Los Angeles by Friday. The company hopes to open all locations across the state by Friday.
American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Alaska Air Group – Shares in major US airlines rose Monday on optimism about the return to normal travel with the introduction of vaccines. Air traffic over the weekend reached its highest level in more than a year and airlines are registering more bookings. American Airlines and United Airlines stocks rose 8.3% and 7.7%, respectively. Delta was up 2.3% and Alaska Air Group was up 5.8%.
MGM Resorts – Hotels and gaming stocks rose roughly 5.1% after investment firm Jefferies MGM upgraded to buy from the hold. The company cited reasons for optimism that the prospects for travel to Las Vegas improved and the rise in online gambling.
Unity Software – Unity Software’s shares rose 3.8% after Goldman Sachs began backing the video game stock with a buy recommendation known as a “design platform for the masses.” The Wall Street company has given Unity a target price of $ 126 per share, up nearly 20% from its opening price of $ 105.70 per share.
Gap – The retailer’s shares rose 4.7% after Wells Fargo raised its target for the stock to a street high of $ 40, up about 30% above where stocks closed on Friday. The company “appears extremely well positioned for market share gains this year, Athleta has a significant runway for further growth, and the Gap brand is green with its brand health initiatives,” Wells Fargo wrote in a statement to customers.
NXP Semiconductors, Penn National Gaming – S&P Dow Jones Indices announced new additions to the S&P 500 on Friday, adding to the shares of Penn National Gaming and NXP Semiconductors. Shares rose 9% and 4.6% respectively on Monday.
GenMark Diagnostics – Diagnostics company’s shares rose 30% after it was revealed that Roche had bought GenMark for $ 1.8 billion in cash. The potential for a deal had already been reported.