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

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


    MARA 2.26%

    and bitcoin wallet provider

    Coinbase,


    COIN -0.03%

    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


    VXRT 1.27%

    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,


    OXY 4.44%

    Devon Energy


    DVN 3.78%

    and oil-services company

    Halliburton


    HAL 2.99%

    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

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