Stock futures fell Friday as investors reacted to a new coronavirus variant emerging from South Africa and braced for a fresh set of travel restrictions and lockdowns.
Here are some of the top movers ahead of opening bell Friday.
1. Moderna MRNA | Up 8.34%
A new Covid variant has been found by scientists after observing an increase in infections in South Africa’s economic hub surrounding Johannesburg.
2. Coinbase COIN | Down 4%
Shares of crypto exchange Coinbase (COIN) fell premarket Friday as prices of Bitcoin slipped 8.13% to touch $54,051.
3. Royal Caribbean RCL | Down 9.5%
4. Occidental Petroleum OXY | Down 7.72%
5. Zoom Video ZM | Up 10%
Shares of Zoom Video (ZM) - Get Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Class A Report jumped over 10% as the stay-at-home stock led markets higher as investors hedged the impact of the new Covid variant.