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In intraday trading, the major indices were all lower as investors fret about the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - Get Report announcement that its single-shot coronavirus vaccine was 66% effective in a large, late-stage trial. The stock fell 3.82%.
In Friday's stock market breakdown, Jeff Marks, senior analyst for Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS charitable portfolio joins Katherine Ross to talk Reddit, JNJ, Honeywell and more:
Editor's Note at 3:37: Robinhood CEO and co-founder Vlad Tenev told CNBC Thursday that the company has "no liquidity problem" and the restrictions were issued "preemptively."
And Novovax said a Phase 3 trial of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate showed 89.3% efficacy against the disease, including against the fast-spreading U.K. variant, but was found to be less effective against the South African variant.
Then we do, of course, have earnings.
Honeywell (HON) - Get Report posted net income of $1.36 billion, or $1.94 a share, vs. $1.59 billion, or $2.16 a share, in the comparable year-ago period. On an adjusted basis, the company earned $2.07 a share, above the $2 a share expected by analysts polled by FactSet.
Chevron (CVX) - Get Report said its adjusted loss for the three months ending in December was pegged at 1 cent per share, down from a profit of $1.49 per share over the same period last year and well away from the Street consensus forecast of a 7 cent per share profit. Group revenues, Chevron said, fell 31.2% from last year to $25 billion, again missing analysts' estimates of $26.38 billion tally.
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