Friday Stock Exchange
Pfizer's shares (NYSE:PFE) rose 1.9% at the NYSE pre-market on Friday after the pharmaceutical giant announced that it would apply to the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) on Friday for its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use and would be ready to send out doses of the vaccine quickly after receiving such approval.
Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) shares rose 4.4 per cent after a discounted commodity retailer reported third quarter results that were much better than expected, although the company was cautious in its forecasts.
FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) shares soared 13% after a cybersecurity company said it would receive a $400 million investment from private equity firm The Blackstone (NYSE:BX) and venture capital firm ClearSky.
Shares in Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) fell 1.2% after the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended not to use remedesivir, the antiviral drug Gilead from COVID-19, after it concluded that there is no evidence that the drug reduces mortality or reduces recovery time.
Shares in Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) increased by 7.6 per cent after a home improvement retailer reported a significant increase in profits and digital sales rose by 49 per cent year on year.
Stocks in Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) rose by 2.9 per cent after the retailer reported higher-than-expected profits for the last quarter, driven by a 7.7 per cent increase in shop sales.
Shares in Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY) fell by 3.6 per cent despite the fact that the software company showed quarterly results that were above expectations. It also warned of the continuing impact of the pandemic on its business.
Hibbett Sports Inc (NASDAQ:HIBB) shares rose by 5.1 percent after its quarterly earnings significantly exceeded expectations, driven by a 21 percent increase in shop sales.
Capri Holdings Ltd (NYSE:CPRI) shares jumped 4.6% after investment bank BTIG raised the investment valuation of its shares from "neutral" to "recommended for purchase", citing the current valuation level.