Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Meta, McDonald’s, Teladoc, Ford and more

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Caterpillar – Shares of the machinery company dropped 0.7% despite a first-quarter report that beat estimates on the top and bottom lines. Caterpillar reported an adjusted $2.88 in earnings per share on $13.59 billion of revenue. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv had penciled in $2.60 in earnings per share on $13.40 billion of revenue. The company’s sales growth did slow relative to the fourth quarter, and operating profit margins shrank year over year.

PayPal — PayPal shares jumped 11.5% following a beat on revenue in the first quarter. The stock rose even as the payments firm issued weak guidance for the second quarter and full year.

Mastercard — Mastercard shares gained 4.8% following a beat on the top and bottom lines in the recent quarter. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the company said cross-border travel ticked above 2019 levels.

Comcast — Shares of Comcast plummeted more than 6.2% despite beating analysts’ expectations on the top and bottom lines as growth in broadband subscriptions slowed. The company beat analysts’ estimates on the metric but noted that roughly 80,000 of the subscribers were free internet customers.

Southwest Airlines — Southwest Airlines’ stock rose 2.1% after reporting a wider-than-expected loss but a beat on revenue in the recent quarter. The company reaffirmed its second-quarter forecasts and said it expects revenue for that period to outpace 2019 despite fewer flights.

Pinterest — Pinterest’s stock price jumped 13.6% following an earnings beat. On Wednesday, the image-sharing company reported adjusted earnings of 10 cents per share and revenues of $575 million. In comparison, analysts polled by Refinitiv expected earnings of 4 cents per share on revenues of $573 million.

Eli Lilly — The drug maker’s shares 4.3% after the company reported results from a clinical trial showing its obesity drug tirzepatide helped patients lose up to 22.5% of their weight. Eli Lilly also reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the first quarter and boosted its full-year revenue guidance.

Teladoc —  Shares of the telehealth service plummeted by 40.2% after the company reported an earnings miss for its most recent quarter and gave weaker-than-expected revenue guidance, after which at least six Wall Street firms issued downgrades of the stock.

ServiceNow — Shares of ServiceNow added 8.1% following a beat on the top and bottom lines in the recent quarter. The company saw $1.73 adjusted earnings per share on $1.72 billion in revenue. Analysts expected $1.70 per share and $1.70 billion in revenue, according to FactSet’s StreetAccount.


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