Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) rose by 3.12% to trade at $297.61 by 16:08 (16:08 GMT) on Thursday on the NASDAQ exchange.
Fresh from the WeWork debacle, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says he now aims to be more cautious about the timings of IPOs, a shift that could squeeze the Japanese company's funding and increase its reliance on its lower-growth telecom business.
Theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) surged in midday trade on Thursday after news that an executive from the timeshare and resort industry is taking the helm.
The U.S. dollar rose against haven currencies such as the yen and Swiss franc on Thursday but dipped against higher-yielders after reports that the U.S. and China have agreed to cancel trade tariffs, increasing hope that the two sides may sign a trade deal in the coming months.
Alphabet Inc-owned (O:GOOGL) Google will buy Fitbit Inc (N:FIT) for $2.1 billion (£1.6 billion), as the biggest Web search company looks to take on Apple and Samsung in the crowded market for fitness trackers and smart watches.