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Uber shares fell 1.5 per cent in the NYSE pre-market after a taxi company said plans to sell its unmanned car manufacturing subsidiary to Aurora Technologies. It is selling a division that was once considered critical to the company's future but has become one of the biggest losses in terms of profitability.
Shares in Tesla (TSLA) fell by 1.7 per cent after an electric vehicle manufacturer announced plans to sell up to 5 million shares "from time to time" through a market offering.
Shares in Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) rose 0.2% after the UK was the first country to begin vaccinating the public with a COVID-19 vaccine from this pharmaceutical giant developed in conjunction with (BNT) BioNTech.
Toll Brothers (TOL) stocks fell by 3.6% despite the construction company reporting strong sales growth in the last quarter, which was partly driven by a change in public preferences during the pandemic. Its shares have increased by almost 25% since the beginning of the year.
Shares in JD.com (JD) added 0.5% following the successful IPO of China's e-commerce giant, JD Health, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Shares in Goldman Sachs (GS) fell by 0.6% after it became known that an investment bank had signed an agreement to acquire a full stake in a joint venture in China. This transaction, if approved, would make it the first global bank to own 100% of the securities business in China.
Shares in United States Steel Corporation increased by 3.6% following the announcement of plans to acquire the $774 million portion of Big River Steel that it does not yet own, following the acquisition of 49.9% in October 2019.