By Mischa Frankl-Duval
Here's what we are watching as markets kick into gear Monday.
-- U. S. stock futures rose Monday, putting Wall Street on track to open the week with gains after promising results on a Covid-19 vaccine trial bolstered hopes for an economic recovery. S&P 500 futures added 0.6%, and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained 0.7%.
-- What's coming up. U.S. purchasing manager indexes for the manufacturing and services sectors are due at 9:45 a.m. ET.
Market Movers to Watch
-- Shares of AstraZeneca were down in London and its Nasdaq-listed ADR was down 1.1% premarket despite the positive data on its vaccine. Fellow vaccine producer Moderna's shares shot 3.6% higher premarket. Pfizer also added 1.3%.
-- Shares of Regeneron rose 4.4% premarket after its Covid-19 antibody drug was authorized Saturday by U.S. health regulator.
-- Travel-related companies also caught a bid. Royal Caribbean Group rose 1.9%. Delta, United and Southwest all climbed more than 1.5%.
-- Pandemic-era favorites Peloton and Zoom Video Communications were both down premarket, by 1.3% and 1.6% respectively.
-- Warner Music Group rose 0.8% after fourth-quarter revenue came in ahead of expectations.
-- Shares of electric-vehicle charging-network provider Blink Charging soared more than 13% after having already more than doubled in a week. Electric-car maker Tesla was also up, by 1.8%.
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