Tesla, PayPal, Lyft, Cloudfare, Expedia: Why These 5 Stocks Are Drawing Investors' Attention Today

Zinger Key Points
  • PayPal Holdings' fourth-quarter revenue increased 7% year-over-year to $7.38 billion.
  • LYFT said it expects revenue of approximately $975 million for the first quarter of 2023, lower than $1.09 billion estimates by analysts.
  • Cloudfare's fourth-quarter revenue increased 42% year-over-year to $274.7 million, which beat consensus estimates of $274.02 million.

Major Wall Street indices closed in the red on Thursday as concerns over the Federal Reserve’s future policy moves took precedence. Tech stocks wobbled with Alphabet Inc GOOGGOOGL closing over 4% lower, dragged by concerns regarding competition in the artificial intelligence space, while Meta Platforms Inc META lost over 3%. The Nasdaq Composite closed 1.02% lower, while the S&P 500 ended Thursday’s session 0.88% down. The Dow Jones closed 0.73% lower. Meanwhile, here are the five stocks that are drawing investors’ attention:

1. Tesla Inc TSLA: Shares of the EV-maker closed over 3% higher on Thursday. The stock has also gained a whopping 91.79% since the beginning of 2023 following its price cuts in early January. Wedbush tech analyst Dan Ives told Yahoo Finance that the demand outlook for 2023 has surpassed even the bull case scenario and caused a short covering for the ages.

Also Read: Everything You Need To Know About Tesla Stock

2. PayPal Holdings Inc PYPL: Shares of PayPal closed 1.63% lower on Thursday. The company’s fourth-quarter revenue increased 7% year-over-year to $7.38 billion, which missed average analyst estimates of $7.39 billion. It reported quarterly earnings of $1.24 per share, which beat consensus estimates of $1.20 per share.

3. Lyft Inc LYFT: Shares of Lyft closed 3.16% lower and lost another 30.21% in extended trading after it provided weak guidance in its earnings report. The company said for the first quarter of 2023, it expects revenue of approximately $975 million, lower than the $1.09 billion estimate by analysts, according to Benzinga Pro. The company’s net loss widened to $588.1 million during the fourth quarter from $283.2 million a year earlier.

4. Cloudflare Inc NET: Shares of the tech firm gained over 10% in extended trading on Thursday. The company’s fourth-quarter revenue increased 42% year-over-year to $274.7 million, beating the consensus estimate of $274.02 million. It reported quarterly earnings of 6 cents per share, which beat estimates of 4 cents per share.

5. Expedia Group Inc EXPE: Shares of Expedia closed 1.21% lower and lost another 2.09% in extended trading. The company reported fourth-quarter revenue of $2.618 billion, up 15% year-over-year. It reported quarterly earnings of $1.26 per share, which missed average analyst estimates of $1.65 per share.

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