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Tesla Inc – The electric carmaker sold 936,000 vehicles last year, up 87% from its 2020 sales. The company’s autopilot system is currently being probed over safety concerns. Electric carmaker Tesla said on Sunday it sold 936,000 vehicles globally in the last year, up 87% from its 2020 figures. The company said it sold 308,600 in the final quarter of 2021, exceeding expectations of analysts. Tesla sold 911,208 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles as well as 24,964 vehicles of its luxury S and X models. Shares of both Ford and Lucid are higher on the back of the strong numbers as well. F, LCID, TSLA
Chinese EVs – Higher as a group to start after reporting December delivery numbers. XPEV said it delivered a record 16,000 EVs in December while also reporting full-year deliveries of 98,155, representing 263% increase y-o-y. NIO reports deliveries of 10,489 vehicles in Dec. 2021; deliveries of 91,429 vehicles in 2021, up 109.1% y-o-y. Li Auto meanwhile posted Dec deliveries of 14.1K +130% y/y; YTD deliveries 90.5K, +177.4% y/y.
Travel Stocks – Trading higher premarket as more data over the weekend showed once again even as case counts continue to shatter pandemic records globally, hospitalizations and deaths remain little changed over previous variants. United Airlines announced it will begin offering pilots triple pay to help combat staffing shortages during the pandemic, another 4000 flights in the US were cancelled over the weekend due to omicron. UAL, AAL, DAL, LUV, SAVE, CCL, RCL, NCLH
Robinhood Markets – Higher on light volume premarket Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest bought 563,570 shares of HOOD in the final trading session of 2021, its largest purchase of the day. Based on HOOD’s last closing price of $17.76, the trade was worth $10 mln, of which $9.6 mln was added to the flagship ARK Innovation ETF ARKK.P and the rest in the Next Generation Internet ETF ARKW.
Nvidia Corp – Back to $300 this morning after 3 negative sessions to wrap up 2021. Multiple positive analysts mentions on the group and NVDA specifically heading into the New Year.
Advanced Micro Devices – Also higher on multiple positive mentions including being named as “top picks” at Goldman Sachs, which said AMD is among the companies that will see continued strength as sector outperformance becomes more muted in 2022.
PayPal Holdings Inc – Higher after BMO raises to “Outperform” from “Market Perform”. The note points to the payment processor’s current valuation still having upside potential.
Armstrong Flooring Inc – Will consider strategic alternatives including a possible sale. After the bell Fri, flooring products maker said retained Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc to assist with process for sale of the co and with the consideration of other strategic alternatives.
Creative Medical Tech – The first low float runner of 2022, no obvious news catalyst, 6m share float, $14m market cap.