5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, April 25

Rivai H Tukimen

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:

1. Wall Street set to open lower after Friday’s sharp declines

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 30, 2022 in New York City.

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2. Oil, Chinese stocks crushed as lockdown in Shanghai persists

Resident in a so-called containment building looking out of their balconies on April 24, 2022 in Shanghai, China as the city battles its worst Covid outbreak since the start of the pandemic.

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3. Coca-Cola’s profit beat leads busiest week of earnings

Bottles of Coca Cola products are displayed in a cooler at Colonial Liquors on February 10, 2022 in Corte Madera, California.

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4. Twitter jumps 5% on reports it’s ready to accept Elon Musk’s offer

Elon Musk twitter account is seen through Twitter logo in this illustration taken, April 25, 2022. 

Dado Ruvic | Reuters

Twitter shares jumped 5% in the premarket on reports from Bloomberg and Reuters that the social media company could reach a deal with Elon Musk as early as today. Earlier this month, Musk offered to buy the Twitter, which became more receptive after the Tesla and SpaceX CEO revealed $46.5 billion in secured financing. Twitter’s board had met Sunday to discuss Musk’s financing plan for his proposed bid, a source close to the situation told CNBC. The board negotiated with Musk into the early hours of Monday, according to The New York Times.

5. U.S. pledges more military aid for Ukraine as officials visit

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 24, 2022. Picture taken April 24, 2022. 

Ukrainian Presidential Press Service | Reuters


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