Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Exxon Mobil, Tribune Publishing, Apple, Tesla & more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:

Exxon Mobil – The energy giant will write down the value of its assets by up to $20 billion for the fourth quarter, mostly related to its natural gas assets. Exxon is, however, seeing a benefit this quarter from higher oil prices and improved margins in its chemicals business. Shares were fractionally lower around 7:45 a.m. ET.

Enphase Energy – The Australia-based energy technology company's stock will replace Tiffany in the 0, effective January 7. Tiffany is being bought by France's LVMH, with Tiffany shareholders having approved the deal Wednesday. Enphase stock was up 1% around 7:45 a.m. ET.

Apple – Apple removed 39,000 games from its China app store, amid a crackdown on unlicensed games by the Chinese government. Including those games, a total of more than 46,000 apps were removed. Shares had gained half of 1% as of 7:45 a.m. ET.

Tribune Publishing – Alden Global Capital offered to buy the portion of Tribune that doesn't already own for $14.25 per , compared to Wednesday's close of $12.79.  Alden is already Tribune's largest shareholder with a 32% stake. Tribune shares were up nearly 9% around 7:45 a.m. ET to trade at $13.92.

Tesla – Tesla is higher in premarket trading, after rising for five straight sessions and hitting an all-time high during Wednesday's trading. Tesla shares have gained about 730% this year, going into the year's final trading day. The company's stock was up more than 1% around 7:45 a.m. ET.

New York City REIT – The real estate investment trust has offered to buy up to 65,000 shares of the company's class B common stock for $7 per share. That follows a buyout offer from MacKenzie Capital Management at $6.50 per share for company, which invests in New York City-based commercial real estate. The stock had shed 7% as of 7:50 a.m. ET.

Celsius Holdings – The fitness drink company's shares surged almost 13% in premarket trading on news that the stock will join the S&P SmallCap 600 on January 7. Cosmetics retailer e.l.f. Beauty will also join the SmallCap 600 on the same day.

Red Lion Hotels – Sonesta International Hotels offered to take Red Lion private for $3.50 per share, or $90 million. That compares to Red Lion's Wednesday close of $2.70 per share. Red Lion shares gained 27% as of 7:50 a.m. ET to trade at $3.45.

MicroStrategy – The business analytics company nearly 3% in premarket trading, following yesterday's 6.5% gain. MicroStrategy shares have surged in recent weeks, as bitcoin surges in value. MicroStrategy recently bought $650 million in bitcoin and has made more than $1 billion in bitcoin purchases this year.

Baidu – The China-based search engine company is seeing its stock rise once again in premarket trading, following three straight days of gains capped by a 12.6% gain during Wednesday trading. Baidu had been among the China-based stocks that fell last Thursday on news of an antitrust crackdown on large companies by the Chinese government. The shares were up more than 3% at around 7:50 a.m. ET.

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