Franklin Resources, Harley-Davidson, Roblox, AMC and more
An mechanic fixes a Harley-Davidson bike at a Lindon Harley-Davidson repair shop on Monday April 19, 2021.
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Take a look at the top midday traders.
Franklin Resources — Shares of the asset manager jumped 12% after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings. Franklin Resources announced it had agreed to purchase Lexington Partners, a private equity company for $1.75 million.
Align Technology — The clear braces maker popped nearly 6% after the company announced a $100 million accelerated share repurchase program. This year, the stock has risen 23%.
Moderna — Shares dropped more than 4% after the drugmaker said the Food and Drug Administration needs more time to review its Covid-19 vaccine for 12-to-17-year-olds before granting emergency use authorization. Moderna is currently analyzing the risks of myocarditis in teenagers. Moderna stated that the review could take up to January 2022.
PG&E Corp — The gas and electric company’s shares fell 2.7% after reporting third-quarter results that missed analysts’ expectations. PG&E recorded 24 cents per share, compared to estimates of 26 cents.
Coinbase — Shares of the cryptocurrency exchange jumped more than 5% after competing exchange Binance temporarily halted all crypto withdrawals due to a large backlog.
Aon — The provider of risk mitigation products fell almost 4% after Wells Fargo Securities downgraded the stock to equal weight from overweight, citing fourth-quarter expenses despite recent strength and an increased price target by the analysts.
Harley-Davidson — Shares of the motorcycle company jumped more than 6% after the U.S. and the European Union reached an agreement to weaken dueling tariffs on steel, aluminum and motorcycle imports. Wedbush Securities stated in a statement that this news eliminates “a significant headwind” that the company had been facing for most of the year.
Spotify — Shares gained more than 3% after the streaming platform was named a top pick at Morgan Stanley. Spotify is also available. received an upgrade from Bernstein to market perform from underperform.
GameStop — The stock jumped 6% after the company announced chief operating officer Jenna Owens has stepped down from her role after less than a year in the position.
Roblox — Shares of the gaming company ticked 2.5% lower in midday trading following a three-day outage for the platform that began Thursday. Online gaming website Roblox is back online. Roblox CEO and founder David Baszucki stated that they are deeply sorry for the long time it took to restore service. blog post Sunday.
— CNBC’s Yun Li, Hannah Miao, Jesse Pound and Maggie Fitzgerald contributed reporting