Tesla, Novavax, Exxon Mobil: What to Watch in the Stock Market Today

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Wall Street stock indexes opened higher in the first trading session of the new year. Here’s what we’re watching in Monday’s action:

Tesla said its annual vehicle deliveries surged last year.

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  • Novavax NVAX -0.12% slipped 2% in opening trading. The vaccine maker on Friday said it had provided the final required data to the Food and Drug Administration so that it could apply for emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Exxon Mobil XOM 3.84% gained 0.9%. The oil-and-gas producer released an update of factors impacting its fourth-quarter profits that suggests a likely earnings beat when it reports on Feb. 1.
  • Naked Brand Group NAKD 0.75% added 2.2%. The intimate apparel company said Friday it had completed its previously announced acquisition of closely held electric-vehicle company Cenntro. Once the acquisition was completed, the company changed its name to Cenntro Electric Group.
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  • Stock markets in China have swelled in valuation, showing how domestic shares have largely been immune from the regulatory assault that has rocked many companies listed abroad.

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