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  1. Best Buy’s stock got a nice bump Thursday, after the retailer reported quarterly results that beat expectations, as growth in gaming sales helped offset continued pressure on other consumer electronics sales, including smartphones and tablets.
  2. Initial jobless claims rose by 13,00o to 215,000 in the week ended Feb. 24, the Labor Department said Thursday.
  3. Viking Therapeutics Inc.’s stock rose another 8% Wednesday to extend its week-to-date gains to 145%, as analysts weighed in on its positive weight-loss drug news with some bullish commentary and said the company has become an attractive takeover target.
  4. Snowflake shares are suffering from its CEO’s retirement, plus a weak forecast. These factors could help erase $17 billion in market cap.
  5. Trulieve Cannabis Corp., Green Thumb Industries Inc. and Verano Holdings Corp. all topped revenue estimates for the fourth quarter, as the cannabis companies opened new stores and more states rolled out medical and adult-use programs.