By Peter Nurse
Investing.com — Stocks in focus in premarket trade on Monday, July 19th. Please refresh for updates.
Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ:) stock fell 2.2% after the video conferencing company announced plans to buy Cloud-based call center operator Five9 (NASDAQ:), up 9%, in a $14.7 billion all-stock deal, its largest-ever acquisition.
Facebook (NASDAQ:) stock fell 1% after U.S. President Joe Biden accused the social media giant of “killing people” by allowing the spread of misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines on its network.
Facebook pushed back against the charactterization.
Alcoa (NYSE:) stock fell 2.2% despite Goldman Sachs (NYSE:) adding the aluminum producer to its ‘conviction buy’ list, saying strong aluminum prices could push the stock up over 50%.
AutoNation (NYSE:) stock fell 0.7% despite the auto retailer posting a three-fold jump in quarterly profit, adding $1 billion to its buyback program and saying that it expects the strong demand for new vehicles to continue into next year.
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