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Apple’s 4-for-1 stock split has propelled $AAPL, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ to record highs it has also prompted major changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Salesforce.com will replace Exxon Mobil, Amgen will replace Pfizer and Honeywell International will replace Raytheon Technologies. 

Occidental Petroleum reported for the second quarter on Monday a loss of $8.13 billionn including impairment charges of $6.6 billion.  $OXY is  the biggest Permian Basin producer is living on a knife edge. ExxonMobil , Chevron and Diamondback reported a much sounder position.

Cloud based e-commerce company BigCommerce Holdings launched it's IPO Wednesday under the ticker BIGC after raising $216.5 million. IPOs can be boom or bust, Uber, Dropbox, Pinterest, Lyft, Spotify are some of the recent names.

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard reported better than expected second quarter earnings and guided its full year 2020 guidance. $ATVI saw growth from World of Warcraft Classic and core games include Overwatch, Call of Duty, and Candy Crush mobile games.

Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software raised guidance despite lower than expected earnings Monday. NBA® 2K20, Grand Theft Auto® Online, Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2 , Red Dead Online, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI and Social Point’s mobile games helped $TTWO raise guidance.

Texas independent oil and natural gas company Diamondback Energy reported better than expected adjusted second quarter earnings after the market close Monday. $FANG however took a $2.54 billion impairment charge against its oil and gas properties.

Chevron reported second quarter results Friday along with fellow oil major ExxonMobil.l. $CVX reported an $8.3 billion loss as the coronavirus “significantly reduced demand.” Chevron's average price per barrel of oil and NGL fell more than 60% year over year.

Oil giant ExxonMobil reported worse than expected second quarter earnings Friday with its second quarterly oss in a row. The Covid pandemic caused plunging oil demand within a supply glut. Last quarter was $XOM's first quarterly loss in 32 years.

Video game publisher Electronic Arts reported better than expected June quarter earnings after the market Thursday. The Covid lockdown saw gamers exceed all forecasts of interactions and purchasers. $EA guided higher for next quarter.

Consumer electronics giant Apple reported better than expected june quarter earnings Thursday. Revenue from iPhones rebounded. $AAPL revenues increased 11%, despite the COVID-related supply chain disruptions.Apple also announced 4-for-1 stock split

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