By Peter Nurse
Investing.com -- Stocks in focus in premarket trade on Wednesday, April 5th. Please refresh for updates.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stock rose 2.7% after a unit of the consumer healthcare giant refiled for bankruptcy protection as part of a deal that offered to pay $9 billion, over 25 years, to settle long-running allegations that its talc products caused ovarian cancer.
FedEx (NYSE:FDX) stock rose 2.9% after the delivery giant announced it will consolidate its operating companies into one organization to cut costs and increase efficiency.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) stock rose 0.7% after Societe Generale upgraded its stance on the oil major to ‘hold’ from ‘sell’ in the wake of sharp rise in crude prices after the OPEC+ production cut announcement.
UBS (NYSE:UBS) stock fell 0.3% after Chairman Colm Kelleher addressed shareholders at the bank's annual shareholder meeting for the first time since the takeover of rival Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS), saying the integration will take up to four years.
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) stock fell 0.3% after the retail giant said it expects about 65% of its stores to be serviced by automation by the end of its fiscal year 2026.
Boeing (NYSE:BA) stock fell 0.2% after Northcoast Research downgraded its stance on the aircraft manufacturer to ‘sell’ from ‘neutral’ ahead of its quarterly earnings later this month.