AT&T, H&R Block Slide in Pre-market, Netflix, Timewarner gain

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© Reuters. AT&T, H&R Block slide in pre-market, Netflix, Time Warner gain© Reuters. AT&T, H&R Block slide in pre-market, Netflix, Time Warner gain

Investing.com – Stocks in focus in pre-market trade Wednesday:

• AT&T’s stock fell 3.93% while Time Warner’s stock jumped 4.02% by 8:21AM ET (12:21GMT) after a federal judge endorsed the $85 billion acquisition, putting an end to the six-week anti-trust trial.

• Netflix’s stock gained 0.46% after Goldman Sachs (NYSE:) lifted its price target to $500 from $390 and reiterated its buy recommendation. The investment bank argued that there was a strong case for fundamentals catching up to expectations.

• H&R Block’s stock tumbled 19.43% after the firm forecast margins to shrink as it reduces some of its offices and pursues new strategies to drive client growth.

• Oxford Industries’ stock slid 5.4% after the apparel company reported quarterly sales that missed estimates and provided a disappointing second quarter guidance.

• Pivotal Software soared 8.35% after the firm beat consensus on both the top and bottom line and provided a strong annual forecast.

• Bitauto gained 6.94% after reporting a 52% jump in revenue that beat consensus.

• Flex Pharma crashed 65.1% after the drug maker said it would slash its workforce by 60% after plans to stop two ongoing mid-stage trials, testing its lead drug to treat neuromuscular diseases, following safety concerns.

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