U.S. stocks Wednesday at the open trading solidly higher, with the main benchmarks attempting a fresh assault on all-time highs, as investors tried to shake off worries about an Asian flu outbreak. Chinese authorities assured the public it was taking steps to contain what investors had feared might become a coronavirus pandemic that could threaten

Shares of FuelCell Energy Inc. plunged 23% on heavy volume in premarket trading Wednesday, after the fuel cell technology company reported a wider-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter loss and revenue that fell more than forecast. Trading volume was 10.4 million shares, making the stock the most actively traded ahead of the open. The net loss for the

Air Canada said Wednesday it has removed its Boeing 737 Max fleet from its operating schedule through June 30, following the news from Boeing that it does not expect to get regulatory approval for the fleet to resume flying until mid-year. Air Canada grounded its 737 Max fleet in March in line with international regulations

Shares of Novavax Inc. tumbled 15% in premarket trading on Wednesday following a day in which growing concern about the new coronavirus sent shares of vaccine developers soaring. On Tuesday after the market closed, Novavax filed an S-1 seeking to sell more than $100 million of its stock. The clinical-stage biotechnology company, which is developing

Shares of FuelCell Energy Inc. plunged 22% on heavy volume in premarket trading Wednesday, after the fuel cell technology company reported a wider-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter loss and revenue that fell more than forecast. Trading volume was 8.2 million shares, making the stock the most actively traded ahead of the open. The net loss for the

McDonald’s Corp. said Wednesday that it has launched an app that will help its employees take full advantage of the education benefits the fast-food giant offers. Archways to Careers will serve as a career advising tool that will connect workers with professionals at InsideTrack, a McDonald’s partner and coaching organization. The app builds on the

The premarket stock moves of companies reporting earnings would add about a net 22 points to the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s price, as a rally in International Business Machines Corp. shares more than offset a drop in Johnson & Johnson’s stock . Dow futures rose 79 points. IBM’s stock surged 4.0% toward a 3 1/2-month

Shares of Abbott Laboratories were up 1% after the company reported sales increases across each of its four businesses in the fourth quarter of 2019. Net earnings were $1.05 billion, or 59 cents per share, in the fourth quarter, up from $654 million, or 37 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

Shares of Tesla Inc. shot up 5.2% toward a record high in premarket trading Wednesday, after Wedbush analyst Dan Ives boosted his price target by nearly 50%, saying he expects delivery guidance will likely be strong on China demand. Separately, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter, that Tesla has settled with Michigan over

Boeing Co. shares were downgraded to hold from buy by Vertical Research Partners on Wednesday, after the aerospace giant said it does not expect its 737 Max fleet to resume flying until mid-2020, much later than previously expected. “While yet another push out in the estimated return to service of the MAX is bad enough,