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Stocks - Principia Biopharma, Tesla and Nvidia Rise Premarket

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By Peter Nurse 

Investing.com -- Stocks in focus in premarket trade on Monday, August 17th. Please refresh for updates.

  • Principia Biopharma (NASDAQ:PRNB) stock rose 9.2% after French pharma giant Sanofi (NASDAQ:SNY) agreed to purchase the U.S. company in a deal that will be worth $3.7 billion. Sanofi is seen eyeing up the expansion of its autoimmune disease drug line.

  • Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock rose 1.5%, helped by investment firm Wedbush raising its price target to $1,900 from $1,800, citing continued signs of accelerating demand in China.

  • Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock rose 1.9% after reports suggesting the U.S. chipmaker was in exclusive talks to buy U.K.-based chip designer Arm from private equity Japanese owner Softbank (OTC:SFTBY).

  • Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock rose 0.9% despite the tech giant being investigated by the German Federal Cartel Office for allegedly abusing its market position during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) stock fell 1.5% after a regulatory filing Friday showed that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRKa) sold its remaining stake in the second quarter.

  • Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) stock rose 9.7% after a regulatory filing Friday showed Berkshire Hathaway acquired 20.9 million shares, worth $563 million in the three months to June.

  • Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) rose 1.2% after applying for a new patent to help manufacture medicines that have the potential to address many diseases, including Covid-19.

  • Curevac (NASDAQ:CVAC) stock is likely to remain in demand after a sharp rise Friday following its listing on the Nasdaq exchange. The company, backed by the Gates Foundation among others, is working on a Covid-19 vaccine, and said Friday it expects to put it on the market by mid-2021.

  • JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) ADR rose 4.7% after strong quarterly results, as more customers used the Chinese retailer's online platform to shop for groceries and other essentials in the face of the pandemic.
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