(2/18) Thursday’s Pre-Market Stock Movers & News – #stocks chatter

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(2/18) Thursday's Pre-Market Stock Movers & News
#Good morning traders and investors of the r/StockMarket sub! Welcome to Thursday! Here are your pre-market stock movers & news on this Thursday, February 18, 2021-

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# [5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/18/5-things-to-know-before-the-stock-market-opens-feb-18-2021.html)

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> # 1. Dow set to drop as Walmart declines on disappointing earnings

> * U.S. stock futures fell Thursday, after Dow stock Walmart dropped 4.5% in the premarket on disappointing earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday erased a 180-point loss and ended 90 points higher for another record close. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed slightly lower for the second straight session. The S&P 500 pared losses after minutes from the Fed’s last meeting signaled easy monetary policy for longer with the economy nowhere close to pre-coronavirus levels.

> * The Labor Department is set to release its weekly jobless claims report at 8:30 a.m. ET, one hour before the opening bell. Economists expect 773,000 new filings for unemployment benefits for last week. That would be down 20,000 from 793,000 initial claims the prior week, which saw little relief from declining Covid cases.

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> # 2. Walmart missed on earnings, beat on revenue; CEO to boost wages

> * Trying to turn pandemic gains into sustained momentum and higher profitability, Walmart on Thursday before-the-bell reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $1.39 per share, which fell short of estimates. Revenue grew by 7.3% to a better-than-expected $152.1 billion. The big-box retailer’s e-commerce sales in the U.S. grew by 69% and its same-store sales in the U.S. grew by 8.6%. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said the company will boost the wage of U.S. workers, raising the average for hourly employees to above $15 per hour.

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> # 3. What to expect from GameStop hearing with Robinhood, Citadel, Reddit CEOs

> * The heads of Robinhood, Reddit, Citadel and Melvin Capital, will be in Washington for Thursday’s highly anticipated GameStop hearing, which is scheduled to begin at noon ET in the House Financial Services Committee. According to prepared remarks, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman will testify that no significant activity on WallStreetBets last month was driven by bots or foreign agents. Keith Gill, the Reddit and YouTube trading star known as “Roaring Kitty,” will defend his social media posts that helped spark a mania in GameStop shares.

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> # 4. How Texas power grid failed and what could stop it from happening again

> * More than 500,000 households in Texas are still without power Thursday morning, according to poweroutage.us, following Sunday night’s historic cold and snow that caused the state’s worst blackouts in decades. Millions of people were in the dark at the height of the crisis, which was caused by a confluence of factors. Officials are already calling for investigations. Experts said there are a number of steps that Texas can take to combat future problems, including weatherizing equipment and increasing the amount of excess supply needed to meet peak power demand.

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> # 5. U.S. life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII

> * Life expectancy in the U.S. dropped a staggering one year during the first half of 2020 as the pandemic caused the first wave of coronavirus deaths. Minorities suffered the biggest impact, with Black Americans losing nearly three years and Hispanics, nearly two years, according to preliminary estimates Thursday from the CDC. “You have to go back to World War II, the 1940s, to find a decline like this,” said Robert Anderson, who oversees the numbers for the CDC. It’s already known that 2020 was the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths topping 3 million for the first time.

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#STOCK FUTURES CURRENTLY:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR STOCK FUTURES CHARTS!](https://finviz.com/futures.ashx)**)

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#YESTERDAY'S MARKET MAP:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR YESTERDAY'S MARKET MAP!](https://i.imgur.com/FrLUO2J.png)**)

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#TODAY'S MARKET MAP:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S MARKET MAP!](https://finviz.com/map.ashx)**)

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#YESTERDAY'S S&P SECTORS:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR YESTERDAY'S S&P SECTORS CHART!](https://i.imgur.com/8MNKhv6.png)**)

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#TODAY'S S&P SECTORS:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S S&P SECTORS CHART!](https://finviz.com/groups.ashx)**)

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#TODAY'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR LINK #1!](https://i.postimg.cc/T3cRcfQL/econcal1.png)**)
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR LINK #2!](https://i.postimg.cc/15wRfpqK/econcal2.png)**)

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#THIS WEEK'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR!](https://i.imgur.com/wWv2RIG.png)**)

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#THIS WEEK'S UPCOMING IPO'S:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK'S UPCOMING IPO'S!](https://i.imgur.com/968QLzv.png)**)

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#THIS WEEK'S EARNINGS CALENDAR:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK'S EARNINGS CALENDAR!](https://i.imgur.com/03Kxnx1.png)**)

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#THIS MORNING'S PRE-MARKET EARNINGS CALENDAR:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR THIS MORNING'S EARNINGS CALENDAR!](https://i.postimg.cc/TP8PttvF/eram0111.jpg)**)

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#EARNINGS RELEASES BEFORE THE OPEN TODAY:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR THIS MORNING'S EARNINGS RELEASES LINK #1!](https://i.imgur.com/eg2VEbG.png)**)
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR THIS MORNING'S EARNINGS RELEASES LINK #2!](https://i.imgur.com/DfgMUm2.png)**)

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#EARNINGS RELEASES AFTER THE CLOSE TODAY:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR THIS AFTERNOON'S EARNINGS RELEASES LINK #1!](https://i.imgur.com/AlgBlru.png)**)
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR THIS AFTERNOON'S EARNINGS RELEASES LINK #2!](https://i.imgur.com/ozc7nge.png)**)

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#YESTERDAY'S ANALYST UPGRADES/DOWNGRADES:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR YESTERDAY'S ANALYST UPGRADES/DOWNGRADES LINK #1!](https://i.postimg.cc/sfSCc3gj/upgradesdowngrades1.png)**)
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR YESTERDAY'S ANALYST UPGRADES/DOWNGRADES LINK #2!](https://i.postimg.cc/VvjyLWVr/upgradesdowngrades2.png)**)

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#YESTERDAY'S INSIDER TRADING FILINGS:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR YESTERDAY'S INSIDER TRADING FILINGS!](https://i.imgur.com/FKuhY48.png)**)

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#TODAY'S DIVIDEND CALENDAR:
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S DIVIDEND CALENDAR LINK #1!](https://i.imgur.com/OLqGg4c.png)**)
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S DIVIDEND CALENDAR LINK #2!](https://i.imgur.com/sQzqUDu.png)**)
######(**[CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S DIVIDEND CALENDAR LINK #3!](https://i.imgur.com/sWm5TFN.png)**)

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#THIS MORNING'S MOST ACTIVE TRENDING TICKERS ON STOCKTWITS:

* PLUG
* FCEL
* WMT
* PLTR
* GTEC
* NIO
* GOLD
* RIOT
* CRMD
* EBON

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#THIS MORNING'S STOCK NEWS MOVERS:

######(**source: [cnbc.com](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/18/stocks-making-the-biggest-moves-premarket-walmart-hormel-foods-marriott-others.html)**)

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> **Walmart (WMT)** – Walmart reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $1.39 per share, which includes a 7-cent impact from UK tax repayment. The consensus estimate had been $1.50. Revenue did beat forecasts, and US comparable sales excluding fuel were up 8.6% compared to the 5.8% FactSet estimate. The retailer’s shares are down 5% premarket.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** WMT

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=WMT&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/WMT)**)

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> **Hormel Foods (HRL)** – The food producer’s stock is up 2.2% premarket after earnings matched estimates at 41 cents per share and revenue beat Wall Street forecasts. Hormel also said it is increasingly optimistic about full-year sales and earnings growth.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** HRL

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=HRL&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/HRL)**)

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> **Marriott (MAR)** – Marriott bucked recent trends by hotel chains by beating Street estimates, earning an adjusted 12 cents per share for its latest quarter compared to an 11 cent consensus estimate. Revenue did miss forecasts as the company continues to be impacted by the pandemic.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** MAR

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=MAR&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/MAR)**)

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> **Waste Management (WM)** – Waste Management shares are up 1% premarket after the waste-hauling company beat estimates by 4 cents with an adjusted quarterly profit of $1.13 per share, with revenue beating estimates as well. Waste Management is also raising its dividend by 12 cents on an annual basis to $2.30 per share.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** WM

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=WM&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/WM)**)

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> **Tilray (TLRY)** – Tilray lost an adjusted 2 cents per share for its latest quarter, smaller than the 15 cent loss expected by Wall Street analysts, while the cannabis producer’s revenue was above estimates. The results come ahead of Tilray’s planned merger with rival Aphria (APHA), which it expects to close in the second quarter. The stock is up 4% in premarket action.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** TLRY

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=TLRY&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/TLRY)**)

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> **SunPower (SPWR)** – SunPower doubled consensus estimates with adjusted quarterly earnings of 14 cents per share, although the solar company’s revenue fell short of forecasts. SunPower also issued weaker than expected current quarter guidance, and its shares are down 7.1% in premarket trading.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** SPWR

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=SPWR&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/SPWR)**)

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> **Twilio (TWLO)** - Twilio is up 9.5% premarket after it reported an adjusted profit of 4 cents per share for its latest quarter, surprising analysts who had expected the cloud computing platform provider to report an 8 cents per share loss. Revenue also came in well above Street forecasts, with results helped by recent acquisitions and election-related business as well as what Twilio calls “broad-based diversified strength”.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** TWLO

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=TWLO&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/TWLO)**)

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> **Baidu (BIDU)** – Baidu saw quarterly revenue come in above analyst projections, with the search engine’s ad sales bouncing back and the company’s cloud services seeing increased demand. Baidu shares are down 1.2% this morning.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** BIDU

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=BIDU&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/BIDU)**)

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> **Sleep Number (SNBR)** – Sleep Number shares are surging 12.7% premarket after it reported quarterly earnings of $2.19 per share, beating the consensus estimate of $1.45, with the mattress retailer’s revenue also exceeding estimates. Sleep Number also issued upbeat full-year guidance.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** SNBR

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=SNBR&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/SNBR)**)

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> **Tesla (TSLA)** – Tesla cut prices for the cheaper versions of its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, although it raised prices for upper-end variants. Shares are down 2% premarket.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** TSLA

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=TSLA&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/TSLA)**)

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> **Nutrien (NTR)** – Nutrien reported better-than-expected earnings for its latest quarter, as the Canadian fertilizer maker saw increased demand amid rising crop prices and plans by farmers to plant more acres this year. The stock is up 3.8% premarket.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** NTR

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=NTR&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/NTR)**)

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> **Fastly (FSLY)** – Fastly shares are under pressure, down 6.2% premarket, after the cloud-platform provider reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue for its latest quarter but issued a lower than expected forecast.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** FSLY

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=FSLY&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/FSLY)**)

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> **Tanger Factory Outlets (SKT)** – The shopping center operator is up 3.1% after reporting a breakeven quarter, compared to forecasts of a 2 cents per share loss, while revenue beat estimates as well. Tanger saw an increase in foot traffic during the quarter, although lower occupancy rates continue to weigh on revenue.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** SKT

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=SKT&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/SKT)**)

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> **Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN)** – The restaurant operator’s shares are down 4.1% premarket after revenue fell below Street forecasts for its latest quarter. The company did report a breakeven quarter on an adjusted basis, compared to forecasts of a 2 cents per share loss.

> #**STOCK SYMBOL:** BLMN

> * [CLICK HERE FOR CHART!](http://elite.finviz.com/chart.ashx?t=BLMN&ty=c&ta=st_c,sch_200p,sma_50,sma_200,sma_20,sma_100,bb_20_2,rsi_b_14,macd_b_12_26_9,stofu_b_14_3_3&p=d&s=l)

> ######(**[CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STOCK QUOTE!](http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/BLMN)**)

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#**DISCUSS!**

What's on everyone's radar for today's trading day ahead here at r/StockMarket?

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# **I hope you all have an excellent trading day ahead today on this Thursday, February 18th, 2021! :)**
https://www.reddit.com/r/StockMarket/comments/lmmm2c/218_thursdays_premarket_stock_movers_news/

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