- JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock kicked off third-quarter earnings, and shares of both were inching higher premarket, by 0.7% and 1.5% respectively. BlackRock delivered a profit beat for the third quarter as its assets under management climbed more than 20%. JPMorgan’s earnings for the period rose 24%.
- Meme stock Koss was bouncing back to life premarket with a 13% jump. Trading in the headphone maker’s stock had been briefly halted just before Tuesday’s closing bell amid surging volatility.
- Plug Power shares jumped 7.9% ahead of the bell. The fuel-cell power systems company’s stock got a ratings upgrade from Morgan Stanley and a price target of $40 a share. It closed on Tuesday at $29.78.
- Delta Air Lines shares slipped 1.3% premarket. the carrier posted a quarterly profit as travel demand began to recover in recent weeks, though the company said it faces pressure from rising fuel prices.
- Smart Global Holdings shares jumped 12% premarket after it reported record quarterly and annual revenue.
- Pinnacle Financial Partners reported an increase in earnings per share during the recent quarter from a year ago. Its stock added 2% off hours.
- Southwest Airlines pilots said the airline’s weekend meltdown that led to the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights reflected longer-running fatigue and frustration among its crew, leaving it vulnerable to further outages.
- Hasbro Chief Executive Brian Goldner died Tuesday, just days after he took a leave of absence for medical care.
- Supply-chain management software company E2open Parent Holdings is due to report earnings after the close.
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- Seniors and other Americans receiving Social Security benefits in 2022 are likely to see the largest increase in their payments in decades, reflecting surging inflation during the pandemic.
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