Shipping giant FedEx raised its profit forecast for the fiscal year.
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Stock futures wavered Friday as the biggest banks in the U.S. moved to rescue beleaguered First Republic Bank.
These stocks were poised to make moves Friday:
First Republic Bank
(FRC) was down 4% in premarket trading. The stock closed with a gain of nearly 10% on Thursday after a consortium of banks including
Bank of America
(JPM), and others agreed to make uninsured deposits totaling $30 billion in the beleaguered bank.
First Republic has seen its stock get walloped over the past week following the collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Wall Street had worried that San Francisco-based First Republic, with its large share of uninsured deposits, would be subjected to deposit flight like the bank run that caused Silicon Valley Bank to fail.
(FDX) reported fiscal third-quarter earnings that easily topped analysts’ estimates and the stock jumped 11.5% in premarket trading. The shipping giant also raised its profit forecast for the fiscal year, saying it sees earnings of $13.80 to $14.40 a share before mark-to-market retirement plan accounting adjustments, compared with a prior forecast of $12.50 to $13.50 a share.
“We’ve continued to move with urgency to improve efficiency, and our cost actions are taking hold, driving an improved outlook for the current fiscal year,” said…