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Insightful Look at AXT’s Market Performance and Pre-Market Winners and LosersA Deep Dive into AXT’s Market Performance and Pre-Market Stock Movements

Shares of AXT, Inc. AXTI surged significantly in the pre-market today following the release of impressive fourth-quarter financial results.


AXT reported a GAAP loss of 9 cents per share, surpassing market expectations of a 15 cents per share loss. The company’s quarterly sales also outperformed estimates, coming in at $20.43 million compared to the expected $17.57 million, as reported by Benzinga Pro.


In response to these positive results, AXT shares soared by 36% to reach $3.10 during pre-market trading hours.


Take a look at some other stocks that are making waves in the pre-market trading scene.

Top Gainers

  • Telesis Bio, Inc. TBIO witnessed a substantial 88% increase to $0.8506 in pre-market trading, following the grant of EUR Patent #3503915 for “Genetically Engineered Vibrio Natriegens (Host Organism For Cloning And Manipulating DNA).”
  • Intuitive Machines, Inc. LUNR experienced a notable 63.2% rise to $13.51 in pre-market trading, garnering praise from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk for their monumental moon landing.
  • Ocean Biomedical, Inc. OCEA surged by 53% to $0.84 in pre-market trading.
  • BowFlex Inc. BFX saw a robust 41.8% increase to $0.2382 in pre-market trading, rebounding after a 20% dip the previous day.
  • Carvana Co. CVNA recorded a significant 26.4% gain to $66.22 in pre-market trading following the release of their fourth-quarter financial results.

Top Losers

  • Charge Enterprises, Inc. CRGE slumped by 49.5% to $0.0368 in pre-market trading after the announcement of Nasdaq Hearings Panel’s decision to delist common shares of the company.
  • Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. AAOI witnessed a significant 38.2% decline to $12.58 in pre-market trading subsequent to their latest fourth-quarter results announcement.
  • Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. ASTI experienced a 20.6% drop to $0.5001 in pre-market trading.
  • Smith Micro Software, Inc. SMSI saw a notable 20.5% decline to $0.65 after reporting lackluster quarterly sales.
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Latin America's digital landscape has found its Amazon parallel in MercadoLibre. This tech powerhouse, spearheaded by visionary CEO Marcos Galperin, has weathered competitive storms with a blend of e-commerce prowess and fintech finesse. Triumphant in the Latin American theater, MercadoLibre's success echoes bold strides taken by e-commerce giants. Birthed in Argentina, MercadoLibre's saga began humbly, evolving into a multifaceted ecosystem where buyers and sellers intersect.

An unwavering commitment to logistics excellence has been MercadoLibre's North Star. This vigilance bore fruit, solidifying its Amazonian status amidst the Latin American quagmire. By 2023, MercadoLibre's triumphant e-commerce reign claimed a commendable 21.6% chunk of Latin America's online retail domain.

However, attributing MercadoLibre to a mere e-commerce heavyweight would be reductive. Imagine Amazon and PayPal's love child, tailored exclusively for Latin America. MercadoPago, MercadoLibre's fintech arm, revolutionized online transactions. Introducing credit paradigms for both consumers and vendors turbocharged its growth engine, propelling revenues from $2.3 billion in 2019 to a staggering $14.47 billion by 2023.

The Present-Day Dominance of MercadoLibre

Glancing at MercadoLibre's fiscal bedrock reveals a company transcending past bravado. Resilient profitability and cash flows, once nascent, have now ripened to fruition. A testament to this evolution is MercadoLibre's amplified investment in logistics and infrastructure. CapEx surged from $136.8 million in 2019 to $573 million by 2021, holding firm at $509 million by 2023.

This strategic pivot equips MercadoLibre to harness the e-commerce and fintech frenzy post-pandemic. Bolstered by a robust user base—53.5 million active buyers and 49 million fintech monthly users—the company posted annual growth rates of 16% and 37.6%, respectively, by Q1 2024.

The revenue echelons depict MercadoLibre's coronation as an e-commerce magnate. The last quarter alone witnessed a 36% revenue surge, maintaining a steadfast 12.4% operating margin. A lion's share of $344 million net income, up by 7.9% annually, attests to MercadoLibre's prosperity.

Innovative forays into Mexico and Brazil have offset Argentina's economic turbulence, fueling MercadoLibre's revenue juggernaut. Notably, the fintech domain has seen a meteoric rise. Credit portfolios burgeoned by 46%, AUM skyrocketed by 90%, with hothouse growth in Brazil and Mexico stoking the flames of success.

Amid Argentina's economic duress, MercadoLibre's financial mettle remained unscathed. A robust operational cash flow of $1.5 billion in Q1 underscores financial dexterity. The resplendent CFO-to-sales ratio, now peaking at 36.7%, mirrors exceptional operational prowess. This financial symphony is a canto to MercadoLibre's enduring triumph amidst fiscal turbulence.

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