Nikola Stock Is Rising, Weibo Is Falling, and the Stock Market Gets a Stimulus Boost

Stocks rose Monday as President Trump signed the $900 billion fiscal stimulus bill.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 150 points, or 0.5%. Futures on the S&P 500 were up 0.7%, while Nasdaq Composite futures up 0.75%.

President Trump initially indicated he may not sign the bill, although stocks powered through that concern, as a veto would likely have been overriden in Congress.

The bill includes checks to households and unemployment benefits, as well as small business relief. This will all help small business and households to have cash at the ready for re-hirings and spending as states reopen. Covid-19 vaccines are expected to be widely distributed throughout the next year.

Here were some notable stock movers Monday:

Occidental Petroleum (OXY) rose 2.5% and Apache (APA) rose 2% as crude oil rose more than 1% on the positive stimulus news. Smaller oil producers have bene much more volatile than the larger ones this year.

Anaplan (PLAN) rose 3% after Needham raised its price target to $95 from $85 and reiterated its Buy rating.

Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD), $6 billion by market cap drug maker, rose 3% after Cantor Fitzgerald raised its price target to $30 from $20 and resumed coverage with an Overweight rating.

Chinese internet company Weibo (WB) fell more than 1% after the company beat earnings and revenue estimates. Earnings per share were 66 cents against estimates of 60 cents. Revenue was $465 million, beating expectations of $450 million.

Nikola (NKLA) has risen 1.5% after JPMorgan cut its price taget to $35 from $40 but said it saw a better year ahead.

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