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Check out the companies making the biggest moves in the middle of the day:
Roblox — Roblox stock shot up 21[ads1]% after the online gaming company reported September metrics that showed stronger engagement than a year ago.
apple — The technology giant saw its shares rise more than 2% after Morgan Stanley reiterated the stock as overweight. The Wall Street firm said Apple would fare better than other tech companies in the event of an economic downturn, thanks to its loyal user base.
Continental resources — Shares of the US oil producer rose 8.5% after chairman and founder Harold Hamm and his family entered into an agreement to buy shares of Continental Resources they do not already own for $74.28 per share.
Fox Corp, News Corp — Fox shares fell 8%, while News Corp gained more than 4% after Rupert Murdoch formed a special committee to explore a possible deal that would bring his two media companies back together. On Monday, Credit Suisse downgraded Fox to neutral from outperform on the news.
Netflix — The Netflix share rose 7% in midday trading. Wells Fargo reiterated its equilibrium rating on the streaming service ahead of the company’s earnings this week. Last week, Netflix announced that it will launch a new ad-supported service for $6.99 a month.
Archaea energy — The natural producer’s stock surged 53% after the company agreed to be acquired by BP for $26 a share. The deal is worth around $4.1 billion. BP shares rose more than 1 percent.
Splunk — Shares of the software company rose 6.6% after a report that activist investor Starboard Value has a roughly 5% stake. Starboard also has plans for Splunk to help boost its share price, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Hooks — Shares of the supermarket chain fell 2.7% after being downgraded by Northcoast to neutral from buy. The firm’s analysts cited reservations that Kroger’s merger with Albertsons won approval.
Cloudflare — Cloudflare shares jumped 14% after Wells Fargo upgraded the IT services management company to overweight from equal weight. Wells Fargo said the decline in shares this year has created an attractive entry point, and believes the company will benefit from an increased focus on consolidation.
SunPower, Sunnova – Shares of SunPower and Sunnova rose 2.6% and 3%, respectively, after Susquehanna started coverage of the solar and renewables companies with a positive rating. The firm’s analysts said they will benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act.
Dish Network — Dish Network’s stock rose nearly 8% Monday. Shares lost more than 7% last week on news that Conx Corp said it was in talks to buy Dish’s wireless unit, Boost Mobile.
Swiss credit — Shares of bank Credit Suisse rose 4.7% on a weekend report that it is preparing to sell parts of its Swiss bank to raise capital. The bank has also recently agreed to pay $495 million to settle a case related to mortgage-related investments in the United States. Furthermore, Christian Meissner, the investment banking chief, is set to leave the firm in the coming weeks, according to Bloomberg.
Speculative Technology Stocks — South American e-commerce stock Free market rose 11%, while Chinese technology stocks Pinduo duo jumped more than 6%. American names Octa and Zscaler went up by 6.2% and 7.2% respectively. Treasury yields fell on Monday, and investors turned to more risk-on trades.
Bank shares – Several bank shares rose on Monday on positive earnings for the sector. Bank of Americawhich topped estimates for better-than-expected bond trading, rose more than 5%. Bank of NY Mellon gained 4.9% after the earnings rate and Signature bankset to report earnings on Tuesday, jumped 6%.
— CNBC’s Alex Harring, Carmen Reinicke, Yun Li, Tanaya Macheel and Jesse Pound contributed reporting.