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Airline Stocks – Trading lower as a group premarket after as many as 2000 flights were cancelled in the US over the holiday break as COVID-19 thinned out the number of available crews, while several cruise ships had to cancel stops after outbreaks on board. The cancellations extended into Sunday for the third straight day, during what is often the peak time for travel. AAL, UAL, DAL, LUV, SAVE, ALK

Vaccine Stocks – On watch trading lower early on as omicron cases globally continue to spike, more data out over the weekend showed little positive effect from a third dose of vaccine vs. omicron. BNTX CEO Ugur Sahin in a recent interview also warned “We must be aware that even triple-vaccinated are likely to transmit the disease…It is obvious we are far from 95 per cent effectiveness that we obtained against the initial virus.” Moderna meanwhile is said to be fighting a shareholder proposal that the company open up its vaccine technology to poorer countries, according to a report in the Financial Times. MRNA, PFE, BNTX, NVAX, JNJ

TSLA.NQ 1.46%
Tesla Inc – Higher to start coming off three straight solid gains to end last week, the move followed news that CEO Elon Musk is “almost done” selling shares of the company. In another minor move the company announced it would stop allowing video games to be played on center touch screens while its vehicles are moving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the company will send out a software update over the Internet so the function called “Passenger Play” will be locked and won’t work while vehicles are in motion.

GDDY.NY 4.34%
GoDaddy Inc – The WSJ is reporting activist investor Starboard Value LP has purchased a 6.5% stake in the web services firm worth about $800 million.

AAPL.NQ 0.38%
Apple Inc – Trading higher even as on of the company’s main suppliers Foxconn said its India plant will remain shut for 3 more days after week-long closure due to a covid outbreak. The stock led the overall market rally last week adding nearly 8% during the holiday shortened week.

DIDI.NY -1.25%
Didi Global – Lower after reported that the China-based ride-hailing company is blocking employees from selling the shares for an indefinite period. That follows the company’s move to delist in the United States.

NKLA.NQ 3.34%
Nikola Corporation – Back on watch coming off an inpressive 25% rally on Thursday, the move followed news the company had delivered the first of a Tre zero-emission truck to Total Transportation Services in Southern California. The company also announced it has reached a settelment with the SEC and has been levied with a $125 million penalty charge over the purported misleading statements about the company’s capabilities made by its founder and former CEO, Trevor Milton, last year.

MBOT.NQ 59.78%
Microbot Medical – New partnership with Stryker to develop robotic medical procedural kits.

ICCM.NQ 21.12%
Icecure Medical – Icecure Medical receives notice of intention to grant a European patent covering its Cryogenic Pump.

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