Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Krispy Kreme, Cinemark, Western Digital and more

Discover the companies making waves in the early market hours:

Shockwave Medical

— The shares of this medical device firm increased by 1.6% following the announcement of a $12.5 billion acquisition by Johnson & Johnson. This deal is set to enhance J&J’s collection of cardiovascular disease treatment devices.

Krispy Kreme

— The doughnut chain’s shares ascended 5% in premarket trading as a result of an upgrade from neutral to overweight by Piper Sandler. The financial services firm predicts that Krispy Kreme is on the brink of a significant growth spurt, following a national partnership with McDonald’s last week, which they termed a “game changer”.

Cinemark

— The cinema chain’s shares climbed close to 5% post a double upgrade from underweight to overweight by Wells Fargo. Analyst Omar Mejias identified increased demand, superior performance, and a generally positive landscape for the movie industry as triggers for this growth.

Altice USA

— The cable TV enterprise’s stock took a roughly 6% dip after Wells Fargo downgraded it to underweight from equal weight. The bank expressed doubts about Altice’s future M&A opportunities, as noted by analyst Steven Cahall.

Ollie’s

— Shares registered a gain of over 2% after Loop Capital elevated the discount retailer’s status from hold to buy. The company’s comparatively modest valuation and potential for store expansion were cited as reasons.

Public Storage

— Shares of this self storage business edged up nearly 1% following Wells Fargo’s upgrade from equal weight to overweight. Wells Fargo hailed the stock as its “top storage pick”, lauding its “outstanding growth metrics” and robust position amidst a volatile housing market.

Scotts Miracle-Gro

— The lawn and garden-care product manufacturer’s stock slid 0.8% after Truist downgraded it from buy to hold. The firm believes much of the near-term positive news is now factored into the stock, forecasting limited triggers for a higher move.

Fox Corporation Class A

— This stock saw a 1% rise post an upgrade to buy from neutral by Seaport Research. The firm noted cyclically high ad expenditure, Fox’s burgeoning Tubi service, positive ratings momentum, and a solid balance sheet as causes for the elevation.

Western Digital

— Shares of this semiconductor firm swelled nearly 3.5% following an upgrade to buy from neutral by Rosenblatt Securities. The firm anticipates Western Digital will profit from an overall surge in prices for a crucial type of memory chip.

Snowflake

— Shares of this cloud computing firm rose 1.4% after Rosenblatt Securities upgraded it to buy from neutral, citing robust customer interest in the platform.

Agilent Technologies

— Shares of this life sciences applications firm rose more than 1% after an upgrade from Stifel to buy from hold. Analyst Daniel Arias stated that strong equipment demand and an appealing valuation will make the stock more attractive to investors.

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