Midday Movers: Carnival, Zendesk, Bausch Health and More

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Midday Movers: Carnival, Zendesk, Bausch Health and More

By Liz Moyer

Investing.com -- U.S. stocks gave up their early gains as recession fears took hold. Here are the midday movers for June 24: 

  • Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ) shares rose 11% after the cruise operator said bookings were the best since the start of the pandemic, and it projected 110% occupancy in the third quarter as travelers return to the seas. 
  • Zendesk Inc (NYSE: ZEN ) shares jumped 28% after the software company agreed to be acquired by an investor group including Hellman & Friedman and Permira in a cash transaction that values it around $10.2 billion.
  • Bausch Health Companies Inc (NYSE: BHC ) stock rose 19% after the company said activist investor John Paulson would become chair of the board and Joseph Papa would resign from the board. Papa is CEO of Bausch + Lomb Corp (NYSE: BLCO ), the eye health company that recently launched an IPO.
  • LendingTree Inc (NASDAQ: TREE ) shares fell 8% after the online lender cut guidance for revenue and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for its second quarter.

  • Altria Group (NYSE: MO ) shares rose 3% after Morgan Stanley upgraded to equal weight from underweight. The government this week ordered the tobacco company's Juul vaping products pulled from store shelves. 

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