Marathon Digital, Vaxart, Devon Energy: What to Watch in the Stock Market Today

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Wall Street indexes wavered after the September jobs report showed a smaller increase in nonfarm payrolls than had been forecast. Here’s what we’re watching in Friday’s trading. 

  • Stocks in the crypto world, like bitcoin miner

    Marathon Digital

    and bitcoin wallet provider

    Coinbase,

    reversed premarket gains to edge down. The SEC approved Volt Equity’s ETF, which aims to track companies that hold a majority of their assets in bitcoin or derive most of their earnings from bitcoin-related activities.

  • Vaxart

    shares ticked up in early trading after the company said its oral Covid-19 vaccine candidate has shown it could reduce the airborne transmission of the virus in an animal model.

  • Crude prices are climbing, and shares of energy producers are following them higher.

    Occidental Petroleum,

    Devon Energy

    and oil-services company

    Halliburton

    rose 0.9% were all on the rise.

A pump jack operated at a well site leased by Devon Energy Production Company near Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 15, 2015.



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nick oxford/Reuters

  • Accolade

    shares dropped in opening trading after the employee health benefits company reported a loss for the recent quarter.

  • Tesla

    shares ticked lower after the electric-car maker said it is moving its headquarters to Austin, Texas, adding to a handful of Silicon Valley companies that have relocated there.

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Write to James Willhite at james.willhite@wsj.com

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