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Shares that make the largest strikes at midday: Pfizer, Moderna, Boeing, and extra

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

Boeing – Boeing shares rose more than 2% after Virgin Orbit, a spin-off from Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, which is launching a satellite, announced it was valued at $ 3.7 billion the stock market will go. Boeing will invest in the deal's private investment in a public equity round. Virgin Orbit joins special purpose vehicle NextGen Acquisition Corp. II, whose stocks are up about 2% after the news.

Pfizer, BioNTech – Drug company stocks rose Monday after the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine – the first in the US to receive the coveted designation. Pfizer's shares rose 2.6% and BioNTech rose more than 10%. Moderna's shares rose more than 6% in hopes the approval paves the way for the company's own approval.

General Motors – The automaker's shares ticked more than 1% after General Motors extended the recall of its Chevy Bolt electric car on Friday. It will include newer models, a move that will cost the automaker an additional $ 1 billion. The recall addresses an issue that can increase the risk of battery fire.

Occidental Petroleum, Diamondback Energy – Energy stocks rose after oil prices rose Monday and posted a seven-day loss, the longest crude oil since 2019. Occidental Petroleum, Diamondback Energy and Devon Energy rose more than 6% each. Marathon Oil rose more than 5%.

Robinhood – Robinhood stock rose more than 3% despite declining calls from Wall Street analysts on the newly public brokerage stock. Many investment firms began reporting Robinhood on Monday with neutral or equally weighted ratings, and the stock even received a rare underweight in JPMorgan's Kenneth Worthington.

Didi Global – Shares in the Chinese ride-hailing app rose more than 1% despite Beijing's investigation into the company. The Financial Times reported that Didi may be forced to hand over shares with privileges to the Chinese government and the company may be asked to cut drivers' commissions.

Tesla – Tesla's shares rose over 4% after Deutsche Bank repeated its buy rating for the electric vehicle maker. The company said Tesla's Artificial Intelligence Day last week set out a "bold vision" and analysts "came out with greater appreciation for Tesla's efforts in AI."

Abercrombie & Fitch – The retail apparel stock gained 1.8% after Tesley reiterated its Abercrombie & Fitch outperformance rating and announced “margin widening”. The company plans to publish the results this week.

– CNBC's Maggie Fitzgerald and Yun Li contributed to the coverage

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