Test out which providers are producing headlines ahead of the bell:
CVS Health — The overall health-treatment firm agreed to acquire insurance policy business Aetna for all around $69 billion in funds and stock, or $207 for every share. The deal is anticipated to close in the second 50 percent of 2018. Aetna shares rose 3.5 percent in the premarket.
Walt Disney — A offer by Disney to purchase some of 21st Century Fox’s property is “getting momentum,” The Wall Avenue Journal noted citing sources. The talks are focused on Fox’s motion picture and Tv set studio belongings, in addition to critical U.K. and India media holdings, the Journal said.
Broadcom — The chipmaker introduced Monday it will nominate 11 unbiased administrators to Qualcomm’s board in the very first formal step towards a hostile takeover. If elected, Broadcom’s nominees would exchange Qualcomm’s total board, which at present has 11 users. The nominations will just take area at Qualcomm’s annual stockholders conference on March 6, 2018.
GNC Holdings — GNC shares surged in the premarket just after the enterprise declared it experienced retained Goldman Sachs as an adviser to evaluate alternate options to “GNC’s capital structure and other possibilities to increase shareholder worth.”
Blue Apron — Analysts at Barclays upgraded the food-kit delivery firm’s stock to “equivalent bodyweight” from “underweight,” highlighting the advertising of Brad Dickerson to CEO and a “much more favorable” possibility/reward for the inventory since the organization previous documented quarterly outcomes.
United Parcel Services — Deutsche Bank upgraded UPS to “acquire” from “hold” and lifted its value target to $135 a share from $125 for every share. In a notice to purchasers, analysts at the lender explained the up grade displays “secular, e-commerce expansion options.” UPS shares shut at $120.31 on Friday.
EBay — Analysts at BMO Capital Marketplaces upgraded eBay’s inventory to “outperform” from “sector execute,” noting they see estimates for gross goods volume growth accelerating even more in 2018. They also stated they seen gross merchandise quantity estimates for upcoming yr as conservative. BMO also lifted its price goal on the inventory to $45 for each share from $40 a share it closed at $35.20 on Friday.
Dialog Semiconductor — The chipmaker’s stock was less than pressure following the organization admitted that Apple, its most important purchaser, could style its personal chips.