Hot Stocks: PRPL jumps 35%, AZO gains on earnings, TTWO slides on gaming leak, ADBE dips on downgrades

Sep. 19, 2022 8:11 AM ETPurple Innovation, Inc. (PRPL), AZO, TTWO, ADBEBy: Jason Capul, SA News Editor

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Major market averages look as though they may appear to open in the red on Monday but that has not stopped shares of Purple Innovation Inc. (NASDAQ:PRPL), which have surged higher by more than 35%. Also in the green is AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) after the company topped earnings estimates.

In reverse, Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) has lost ground after a hacker unleashed footage of one of the company’s highly valued video games. At the same time, Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE) has also slid as it was downgraded by multiple analysts.


Purple Innovation Inc. (PRPL) exploded by 36.2% in early market trading after the company’s largest investor Coliseum Capital had offered to buy out the mattress maker. Coliseum Capital submitted a non-binding offer to acquire all of the common stock it doesn't already own for $4.35/share.

AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) moved higher before the opening bell by 2.1% as the firm topped its earnings expectations. AZO reported Q4 GAAP EPS of $40.51, surpassing estimates by $2.04. At the same time, AZO posted revenue of $5.35B (+8.9% Y/Y), which outdid forecasts by $190M.


Shares of Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) have fallen into the red during Monday’s early market trading session by 4.5%. TTWO slid as it's been reported that a hacker had released authentic, pre-release footage of the company's highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI video game.

Adobe Inc. (ADBE) slides further in premarket trading by 1.5% after the multinational computer software company was downgraded. Wells Fargo analyst Michael Turrin lowered his rating to equal weight from overweight. At the same time, investment firm Edward Jones also downgraded ADBE, with analyst Logan Purk citing concerns about the proposed deal.

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