Stock rose Wednesday after consumer prices in the U.S. climbed at a 5% annual pace in March, a slowdown from February as energy costs declined. But core prices, which strip out food and energy categories, accelerated last month.
These stocks were making moves Wednesday:
(ticker: EMR) will acquire
(NATI), the testing-equipment maker for $60 a share in cash at an equity value of $8.2 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.
National Instruments shares jumped 9.3% to $57.45. Emerson had made a hostile bid for National Instruments back in January, but National Instruments said it wanted to seek alternatives. Emerson Electric shares fell 1.9%.
(AAL) declined 4.2% after the carrier said in a filing that it expects first-quarter adjusted earnings of between 1 cent and 5 cents a share. Analysts surveyed by FactSet anticipated profit of 5 cents a share.
(TRTN), a lessor of intermodal freight containers, said Wednesday it will be acquired by
(BIPC) in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $4.7 billion. Shares of
soared 31.7% to $82.95, while
(TSLA), the electric-vehicle giant, was rising 1.7% as the Environmental Protection Agency released tighter tailpipe emission standards, which will make it harder and more expensive to sell cars that burn gasoline and emit carbon dioxide. Fellow EV maker
(RIVN) was up 2.5% and
(LCID) rose 3.4%.
(HZON) was rising 11.9% after the blank-check company said it terminated a business combination with subscription-based private aviation company Flexjet.
(MDB), the database company, gained 9.6% to $232.69 after being upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at
The price target on the stock was raised to $270 from $230.
(SHOP) gained 8.2% to $48.44 after the stock was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform with a $65 price target at JMP Securities. Shares of the e-commerce software company were initiated with a Hold rating by Needham on Tuesday.
(EVR) stock gained 5.6% after the investment banking advisory company was upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight by analysts at Morgan Stanley.
Bed Bath & Beyond
(BBBY) was falling 2.5% to about 31 cents after disclosing in a filing that it has sold as of Monday about 100.1 million shares for roughly $48.5 million under an agreement with B. Riley Securities. Bed Bath & Beyond could sell up to $300 million under the “at the market offering” program.
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