A Peloton exercise bike is seen after ringing the opening bell for the company’s IPO at the Nasdaq Market site in New York City, New York, US, September 26, 2019.
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Check out the companies making headlines during Friday afternoon trading.
Peloton – Shares of Peloton fell more than 6% after The Wall Street Journal reported that the home fitness company is seeking potential investors to take a 15% to 20% minority stake in it. The company struggled with post-pandemic demand, in addition to branding issues, supply chain challenges and a change of CEO. He will report the quarterly results next week.
Monster Beverage — Shares rose 4% after Monster Beverage’s first-quarter sales surpassed Wall Street estimates. Monster reported revenue of $1.52 billion versus $1.43 billion expected, according to StreetAccount. Earnings per share for the first quarter were slightly weaker than expected.
Cigna — Shares rose more than 4% after the insurance company’s quarterly results beat expectations. Cigna reported earnings of $6.01 per share, compared to $5.18 forecast by analysts polled by Refinitiv. The insurance company reported revenue of $44.1 billion, compared with consensus estimates of $43.4 billion. Cigna reported growth in its pharmacy benefits management business.
NRG Energy — Shares rose more than 5% after the company released its latest quarterly earnings. NRG Energy reported quarterly earnings of $7.17 per share on revenue of $7.9 billion. However, it was not clear whether those numbers were comparable to FactSet’s estimates.
Under Armor — Shares of the sneaker and apparel company fell 21.2% after Under Armor reported an unexpected loss and shared earnings that fell below analysts’ estimates as it tries to overcome global supply chain problems. Under Armor also released a disappointing 2023 fiscal year outlook.
Illumina – Shares plunged 13% despite the biotech company reporting better-than-expected results for the previous quarter. Illumina reported quarterly earnings of $1.07 per share on revenue of $1.223 billion. Analysts polled by StreetAccount expected earnings of 90 cents per share on revenue of $1.219 billion.
News Corporation — Shares of the media company plunged 12% after the release of quarterly results that were broadly in line with expectations. News Corporation reported quarterly earnings of 16 cents per share on revenue of $2.5 billion. Analysts expected earnings of 15 cents a share on revenue of $2.5 billion, according to consensus estimates from StreetAccount.
DraftKings – Shares were down more than 5%, returning a gain from earlier in the day. DraftKings reported a loss of $1.10 per share on revenue of $417 million. Analysts polled by Refinitiv expected a loss of $1.15 per share on revenue of $412 million. DraftKings also raised its full-year revenue forecast in its quarterly report.
– CNBC’s Tanaya Macheel, Hannah Miao and Samantha Subin reported.