Top Movers

Noble Corp Acquires Diamond Offshore: Energy Sector Consolidates


By Alex P. Chase

6/10, 08:44 EDT
Adobe Inc.
Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Krispy Kreme, Inc.
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
GameStop Corporation
Southwest Airlines Company
Noble Corporation plc A

Key Takeaway

  • Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) surged 8.3% after Noble Corp. (NE) announced its acquisition, highlighting consolidation in the energy sector.
  • Southwest Airlines (LUV) rose 7.8% following Elliott Investment Management's $2 billion stake, signaling strong investor confidence in the airline's future prospects.

Pre-market Top Moves

As of 8:40 a.m. in New York, U.S. equity futures are poised for a slight decline, with investors focusing on upcoming inflation data and a Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. The major indices are showing minimal movement, reflecting a cautious market sentiment.

  • S&P 500 futures: Little changed, indicating a wait-and-see approach ahead of key economic data.
  • Nasdaq 100 futures: Little changed, mirroring the broader market's cautious stance.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average futures: Little changed, suggesting a flat opening.
  • MSCI World Index: Down 0.1%, reflecting a slight dip in global market sentiment.

Tech Sector Highlights

Adobe Inc. (ADBE) shares are down 1.4% after Melius Research downgraded the software company to hold from buy. This downgrade reflects concerns over the company's valuation and growth prospects in the current market environment.

Energy Sector Highlights

Delek US Holdings Inc. (DK) shares are down 1.5% following a downgrade by TD Cowen to sell from hold. The downgrade is likely due to concerns over the company's future profitability and market conditions in the refining and marketing sector.

Notable Gains and Losses

  • Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO): Shares are up 8.3% after Noble Corp. (NE) announced it will acquire Diamond in a stock plus cash transaction. This acquisition is seen as a strategic move to consolidate operations and enhance market presence.
  • GameStop (GME): Shares rose as much as 13%, recovering some of Friday’s losses. This rebound is likely driven by speculative trading and short-covering.
  • Krispy Kreme (DNUT): Shares advance 5.3% after being upgraded to buy from hold at Truist Securities. The upgrade reflects the belief that the impact of GLP-1 weight-loss drugs is fully priced into the current valuation.
  • Southwest Airlines (LUV): Shares rose 7.8% following a report by the Wall Street Journal that Elliott Investment Management has built an almost $2 billion stake in the airline. This significant investment is seen as a vote of confidence in the company's future prospects.

Key Movers & Takeaway

The pre-market session is characterized by strategic acquisitions, significant upgrades, and notable investments. Diamond Offshore Drilling's acquisition by Noble Corp. highlights ongoing consolidation in the energy sector. Meanwhile, the upgrades for Krispy Kreme and Southwest Airlines reflect renewed investor confidence in these companies' growth potential. GameStop's rebound underscores the continued volatility and speculative interest in meme stocks.

Key Movers Table by Market Cap

LargeCap Movers (>$20B)

Stock Ticker Price Change Key Takeaway
Adobe Inc. ADBE -1.4% Downgraded to hold from buy by Melius Research
PG&E Corp. PCG +1.5% Upgraded to overweight from neutral by JPMorgan
Walmart WMT +1.4% Upgraded to overweight from neutral by JPMorgan

Mid-Cap Movers ($5B-$20B)

Stock Ticker Price Change Key Takeaway
Delek US Holdings DK -1.5% Downgraded to sell from hold by TD Cowen
Crowdstrike CRWD +6.3% Added to S&P 500 Index
GoDaddy GDDY +2.9% Added to S&P 500 Index
KKR KKR +7.4% Added to S&P 500 Index

SmallCap Movers ($50M-$5B)

Stock Ticker Price Change Key Takeaway
Diamond Offshore Drilling DO +8.3% Acquired by Noble Corp.
GameStop GME +13.0% Rebounding from Friday’s losses
Krispy Kreme DNUT +5.3% Upgraded to buy from hold by Truist Securities
Southwest Airlines LUV +7.8% Elliott Investment Management builds $2 billion stake
Dave Inc. DAVE +3.1% Started with a buy rating at Seaport Global Securities

Top Overbought/Oversold by 14-Day RSI

Overbought Stocks

Stock Ticker RSI
Faraday Future Intelligent Electric FFIE 97.9
Defiance Silver DNCVF 89.2
Novavax NVAX 88.9
Bristow Group VTOL 88.6
Ardmore Shipping ASC 88.4

Oversold Stocks

Stock Ticker RSI
Seritage Growth Properties SRG 9.2
Dlocal DLO 15.0
Evolent EVH 17.3
Cerence CRNC 17.9
Papa John’s PZZA 17.9

The pre-market session sets the stage for a cautious trading day, with investors closely monitoring upcoming economic data and Federal Reserve decisions. The notable moves in individual stocks reflect strategic corporate actions and investor sentiment shifts, providing a dynamic backdrop for today's market activity.