By Peter Nurse
Investing.com -- Stocks in focus in premarket trade on Wednesday, March 1st. Please refresh for updates.
Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW ) stock rose 0.3% after the home improvement retailer beat quarterly profit expectations, but offered up a disappointing full-year sales forecast, as soaring prices cause consumers to pause spending on home-related projects.
Rivian (NASDAQ: RIVN ) stock slumped 8.6% after the electric vehicle manufacturer forecast 2023 production well below estimates, and announced a recall of more than 12,700 vehicles.
Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) stock rose 0.4% ahead of an investor day, and with the electric car manufacturer set to confirm a new factory in Mexico after striking a water deal.
Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX ) stock slumped 27.8% after the drugmaker said there is significant uncertainty around its 2023 revenue and announced plans to slash spending ahead of the autumn vaccination campaign.
Dollar Tree (NASDAQ: DLTR ) stock fell 3.2% after the discount chain forecast full-year profit below expectations as customers reined in discretionary spending.
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG ) stock rose 1.3% after UBS upgraded its stance on the consumer goods giant to ‘buy’ from ‘neutral’, saying the shares can rally nearly 20% from current levels.
General Motors (NYSE: GM ) stock rose 0.9% after the auto giant announced it was cutting hundreds of high-level jobs as it looks to cut costs and streamline operations.
Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SRPT ) stock rose 17.1% after Morgan Stanley upgraded its stance on the biotech to ‘overweight’ from ‘equal-weight’, saying its shares can rally more than 50%.
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