Stock futures rise after major averages post biggest weekly losses of the year: live updates

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JPMorgan sees a nearly 20% uptick in Zillow stock

JPMorgan analyst Dae Lee thinks Zillow shares could jump roughly 20% from here, noting that the company is well-positioned to weather headwinds from the housing market in the near term.

“We believe Zillow’s leadership is the Internet’s most visited real estate platform, core business model based on demand generation, solid margins (26% in 2020), active stock repurchase program, and is the best Zillow site to navigate in [near-term] “It challenges the real estate industry and emerges stronger on the other end,” Lee wrote in a note on Monday.

– Hakyung Kim

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Vital Knowledge says the Fed’s recent fears may be overblown

Stocks fell sharply last week as new data and the Fed’s comments fueled fears of higher interest rates for longer, sending Treasury yields higher. However, Adam Crisavoli of Vital Knowledge believes these concerns may be exaggerated.

“PCE was really hot, but no more so than the jobs report, CPI, PPI, retail sales, etc., which were already in January – the question now is will things stay strong in February? We don’t think so, especially on the employment front.” Chrisavoli said in a note.

– Fred Imbert, Michael Blum

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Pfizer in Talks to Acquire Biotechnology Company Seagen: Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter, that Pfizer is in talks to acquire the biotech company Seagen.

The deal is “expected to be priced higher” than Seagen’s market value of about $30 billion, the people told the Wall Street Journal, adding that discussions are at an early stage and there is no guarantee a deal will be reached.

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The report came after Seagen was in advanced talks last year to be acquired by Merck, in a deal that would have been worth $40 billion or more, the Wall Street Journal previously reported. She added that the two sides failed to reach an agreement.

– Lim Hwi Ji

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Stock futures are open

Stock futures opened little changed Sunday evening.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 15 points, or 0.05%. The S&P 500 lost 0.01%. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.01%.

– Tanaya McHale

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