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Shares That Make The Largest Strikes At Midday: GoDaddy, Boeing, Moderna, and Extra

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Check out the companies that are making the headlines in midday trading.

GoDaddy – The web hosting company's shares rose 8.4% after the Wall Street Journal reported that activist investor Starboard Value acquired a 6.5% stake worth approximately $ 800 million.

Delta Air Lines – Airlines' shares fell but rebounded from their lows on Monday after thousands of flights were canceled over the holiday weekend due to staff shortages. Delta was down 0.8%, United was down 0.7%, and American Airlines shares were also trading 0.5% lower. More than 2,000 flights were canceled from Christmas Eve to Sunday evening. The airlines cited the spread of the Omicron Covid variant among the crews as the reason for the cancellations, with bad weather also having an impact on the flights.

Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean – Cruise company stocks also fell after reported Covid outbreaks on ships. Royal Caribbean lost 1.4%. Carnival was down 1.2%, and Norwegian Cruise Line down by 2.6%.

Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts – Casino operator stocks were sold concurrently as the Omicron variant dampened demand for travel and leisure. Las Vegas Sands lost 1.9%. Wynn Resorts lost 1.5% and MGM Resorts lost 1.2%.

APA Corp, Devon Energy – Energy stocks rose as oil prices rose. APA Corp was up 7.3%, Devon Energy was up 6.1% and Diamondback Energy was up 4.9%.

Moderna – Moderna shares were down 1.2% after the Financial Times reported the drug maker battles a shareholder proposal that the company should open up its vaccine technology to poorer countries. The proposal calls on Moderna to explain why the prices are so high given the amount of government financial support it has received.

Didi Global – Shares in Chinese rideshare company Didi fell 5.4% after the Financial Times reported that Didi has been preventing employees from selling company shares for an indefinite period. This follows a move by the company earlier this month to delist the stock in the United States.

Ralph Lauren, American Eagle – Retail stocks rose Monday after early Christmas shopping sales showed strong consumer spending in recent weeks. Ralph Lauren's shares rose 4.3% while American Eagle's shares rose 3.5%

– CNBC's Jesse Pound, Tanaya Macheel, Pippa Stevens and Yun Li contributed to the coverage

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