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Premarket Movers Thursday - Novavax, Tesla, JD.com

Stock futures advanced, with Novavax, Tesla and Norwegian Cruise Lines posting gains.

Stock futures were rising before the Christmas break and long weekend.

Here are some of the top movers ahead of Thursday's session.

1. Novavax NVAX | Up 2.9%

Shares of Novavax  (NVAX) - Get Novavax, Inc. Report were higher after the drugmaker published data suggesting its coronavirus vaccine generates a solid immune response against the Covid omicron variant.

2. JD.com JD | Down 7.2%

U.S.-listed shares of JD.com  (JD) - Get JD.com Inc. Report slumped after the China-based gaming and social media group Tencent Holdings TCHEY said it would give $16.4 billion of shares in the e-commerce group to Tencent holders.

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3. Norwegian Cruise Line NCLH | Up 2%

Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings  (NCLH) - Get Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Report posted gains. Travel stocks rebounded from a Covid-omicron-led selloff.

4. Tesla TSLA | Up 0.2%

Shares of Tesla  (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report extended gains following some clarifying statements from Founder and CEO Elon Musk regarding his plan to sell around a 10% stake in the electric-car maker.

5. Nikola NKLA | Up 4.7%

Shares of Nikola  (NKLA) - Get Nikola Corporation Report rose. The Phoenix electric-vehicle maker said earlier this week it had completed delivery of its first electric truck. Separately, Nikola received an order for 100 EV trucks from Heniff Transportation.