JetBlue Airways, META stock ,SweetGreen and more in focus|usa4world

Jetblue airways –

JetBlue Airways declined 1.3% in premarket trading after the company said it would end its partnership in the northeastern US. American Airlines focus more Spirit Airlines, American Airlines shares were down about 0.9%, while Spirit Airlines shares were up 2.3%.

META platform– The social media giant rose nearly 2% in premarket trading following the launch of Twitter’s direct competitor Threads. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on his Threads account early Thursday that 10 million people had signed up for the platform within seven hours of launching.

sweet green Sweetgreen jumped more than 4% after Bank of America upgraded the stock to buy from neutral. The firm cited the salad chain’s growing foot traffic as well as its plans to automate operations.

Keurig Dr Pepper– Shares rose nearly 2% after Morgan Stanley upgraded from equal weight to overweight. The Wall Street firm said the stock’s valuation was too low amid a trend toward highly visible refreshing beverages.

Bank of America Shares of Bank of America were little changed in premarket trading after the bank announced it is increasing its quarterly split from 22 cents to 24 cents per share. Based on Wednesday’s closing price, an increase of nearly 9% brings the bank’s dividend yield to about 3.3%. The hike comes days after Bank of America said it is discussing with the Federal Reserve differences in results between the central bank’s stress test and an internal version of the test.

Microsoft— Microsoft added 0.8% in the premarket. Morgan Stanley raised its price target on the tech giant, saying artificial intelligence could bring the company’s market valuation above $3 trillion.

plug power  Shares of Plug Power rose 1.8%. Citi initiated coverage of the firm with a buy rating and said it could become one of the largest green hydrogen suppliers in the world.

textron  Citi initiated coverage of aircraft maker Textron with a buy rating and said the stock looks set for a comeback this year. Shares were up about 0.9% in premarket trading.

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