Marathon Digital, Vaxart, Devon Energy: What you should be aware of today in the stock market

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Updated October 8, 2021 9:53 a.m. ET

Wall Street indexes floated after the September job report showed a smaller increase in non-farm employment than forecast. Here’s what we see trading on Friday.

  • Shares in the crypto world, such as the Bitcoin miner Marathon Digital MARA 2.79%

    and Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase,

    COIN -1.37%

    canceled pre-trading profits to go down. The SEC cleared Volt Equity’s ETF, which aims to track companies that hold a majority of their assets in Bitcoin or derive most of their income from Bitcoin-related activities.

  • Vaxart VXRT -1.41%

    Shares rose in early trading after the company said its oral Covid-19 vaccine candidate showed it could reduce airborne transmission of the virus in an animal model.

  • Crude oil prices are rising, and energy producer stocks are following them higher. Occidental Petroleum,

    OXY 3.54%

    Devon Energy DVN 3.80%

    and oil services company Halliburton HAL 2.40%

    rose 0.9% were all on the rise.

A pump jack operating on September 15, 2015 at a well site leased from Devon Energy Production Company near Guthrie, Oklahoma.


Nick Oxford / Reuters

  • ACCD brackets -4.26%

    Shares fell in opening trading after the health insurance company reported a loss for the last quarter.

  • Tesla TSLA -1.02%

    Shares traded lower after the electric automaker announced it would move its headquarters to Austin, Texas, adding to a handful of Silicon Valley companies that have moved there.

Chart of the day
  • China Evergrande Group EGRNF -5.26%

    The road to the brink of insolvency was littered with financial red flags. The real estate giant carried heavy debt burdens, grew at a rapid pace, and made it difficult for outsiders to understand the company’s financial position.

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