Snap, Abercrombie & Fitch Plunge in Premarket; Zoom Rises

By Geoffrey Smith

Financial Eye — Stocks in focus in premarket trading on Tuesday, 24th May. Please refresh for updates.

  • Snap (NYSE:) stock fell 33% in response to a profit warning issued by the Snapchat parent after the close on Monday. The company sees revenue and EBITDA below the bottom end of the guidance it gave only last month.
  • Meta (NASDAQ:) stock fell by 7.8%, Twitter (NYSE:) stock by 3.6%, and Pinterest (NYSE:) stock by 16% on the read-across for other social media companies from Snapchat’s warning. The disruption of the advertising market (by competitors such as TikTok and by platform operators such as Apple (NASDAQ:) is weighing heavily on their ability to sell ads.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:) fell 31% after the company cut its sales forecast and withdrew its full-year guidance for gross margin and costs, citing ‘volatility in freight and other costs.” These caused a 2 percentage point drop in its operating margin in the first quarter.
  • Tesla (NASDAQ:) stock fell 3.0% after Daiwa became the latest brokerage to cut its price target (albeit to a level still far above the current price).
  • Zoom Video (NASDAQ:) stock rose 3.9% after the teleconferencing company reported that were not as bad as feared. The company recorded its best
  • Best Buy (NYSE:) stock fell 2.1% after cutting its sales and profit forecasts for the year, in line with a host of other retailers. Its first-quarter sales were above expectations but missed forecasts by some 3%, as consumers pared back purchases of big-ticket electronic goods.
  • NetEase (NASDAQ:) stock rose 3.0% after the Chinese-based gaming company better-than-expected sales and profit.
  • Albertsons (NYSE:) stock fell 2.1% amid reports of a large block of the grocery store chain’s stock being offered.
  • AutoZone (NYSE:) stock rose 1.0% as the car seller’s quarterly managed to stop the rot that set in last month. The stock is down nearly 25% since then, amid signs that the pandemic-driven boom in second-hand cars is over.
  • Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:) stock fell 1.9% after the company issued guidance for the quarter that was below market hopes. Its sales and for the quarter just ended were largely in line with expectations.