BlackRock drops gun sellers/makers, Target settles discrimination lawsuit, Snapchat and Apple team up

Here’s a look at some of the companies the Yahoo Finance team will be watching for you.

BlackRock (BLK) tops our list. The asset manager is cutting gun sellers including Walmart (WMT) and Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) from two new ETFs. The new funds exclude stocks of gun makers and large gun retailers following the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting in February in which 17 people were killed. Other brands that won’t be included are Kroger (KR), American Outdoor Brands (AOBC) and Vista Outdoor (VSTO).

Target (TGT) has reached a $3.7M settlement in a racial discrimination case. The retailer will overhaul job-screening guidelines and give priority hiring to African Americans and Latinos who applied for those jobs. This comes after a complaint alleged its background checks were too broad and discriminatory. According to the proposed settlement, more than 41,000 African-American and Latino applicants were denied jobs from 2008 to 2016.

Snapchat (SNAP) is launching its most realistic face lenses to date. The company has built three new masks made specifically for Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone X owners. The new update uses the phone’s TrueDepth feature to superimpose a wrestler mask, a tiara, or jewels onto users’ faces. The lenses can also integrate the X’s ambient lighting and Portrait background into photos.

Amazon (AMZN) shares are trending lower after President Donald Trump said he’ll be taking a “serious look” at policy action against the e-commerce giant. Trump also said Amazon’s sales tax situation is headed to the Supreme Court. South Dakota is asking the court to overturn an old ruling that only required companies with a physical presence in a state to collect sales tax.