Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Wednesday.
Victoria’s Secret — Shares of Victoria’s Secret jumped 12.2% after the intimate apparel retailer announced a $250 million accelerated share repurchase program. The company also reaffirmed fourth-quarter guidance provided in November, including an up to 3% increase in sales versus last year’s fourth-quarter sales of $2.10 billion.
Didi Global — Shares of the Chinese ride-hailing firm fell 8.2%, continuing a brutal month for the stock. Reuters reported Wednesday that Didi is planning to list its stock in Hong Kong in mid-2022 without issuing more shares or raising additional capital.
Tesla — Tesla shares dipped 0.2% after financial filings published late Tuesday showed CEO Elon Musk sold another 934,090 shares — or about $1.02 billion worth of his holdings — in the electric car company.
Alibaba — Alibaba shares fell 2.4% after Bloomberg reported the Chinese e-commerce giant is considering the sale of its 30% stake in social media company Weibo to state-owned Shanghai Media Group. Weibo shares retreated 4.3%.
American Airlines — Travel-related stocks struggled after rebounding in the previous session, as the omicron Covid variant continued to influence market action. American Airlines slid 2.6%. United Airlines and Alaska Air each pulled back more than 1%.
Cal-Maine Foods — Shares of Cal-Maine Foods fell 5.4% after the egg producer reported weaker-than-expected quarterly results. The company earned 2 cents per share for its latest quarter, well short of the 30-cent Refinitiv consensus estimate. Higher production costs and feed costs bit into profit, Cal-Maine Foods reported.
— CNBC’s Tanaya Macheel and Jesse Pound contributed reporting