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Live Stock Market Updates 06/08 -AVCT Stock Closes 72% Higher

Updated: 22 Mar 2021

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US Equities Close

  • Dow Jones  +0.68%      27,387
  • S&P 500      +0.66%      3,349
  • Nasdaq        +1.00%      11,108

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American Virtual Cloud Tech (AVCT)


American Virtual Cloud Tech shares have closed 72.31% higher at $8.34 after the company announced it will purchase Ribbon’s Kandy Communications Business.

Aluminium Stocks

Aluminium stocks are moving higher after reports that US President Trump will announce a 10% tariff on some Canadian aluminium.

Carvana Co


Carvana stock fell lower premarket after its Q2 sales results came in worse than expected yesterday evening. However, they have since ripped higher and are now up 24.56% on the day at $216.88 per share.

Airline Stocks

Airline stocks have popped higher after the US lifts its global coronavirus travel advisory.

They had advised US citizens to avoid all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, the State Department said: “With health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others, the department is returning to our previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice.”

Denali Therapeutics

Denali Therapeutics shares are trading 38% higher at $32.08 per share after the company announced it signed an agreement with Biogen to co-develop Denali’s small molecule inhibitors of LRRK2 for Parkinson’s Disease.


According to a report by the Financial Times, Microsoft is trying to buy all of TikTok’s global business including its operations in India and Europe.

Microsoft shares are up slightly. +0.17%, $213.30

Penn National Gaming

Well, Portnoy will be happy…

Penn National Gaming stock is up 14% at $43.84 per share.

The company topped revenue estimates in its second-quarter earnings report.

US Equities

  • Dow Jones +0.17%  27,247
  • S&P 500  +0.03%  3,328
  • Nasdaq  -0.01%  10,997

Bausch Health

Bausch Health Stock has popped higher, up over 12% at $21.85 per share after the company announced its intention to spin off its Eye Health Business into an independent publicly-traded company.

Blink Charging

As Promised here is the full story on Blink Charging…


Blink Charging

Blink Charging shares have popped higher premarket after the company announced the signing of an interoperability agreement with SemaConnect.

BLNK Shares are up 2.94% at $12.97.

We will be posting more on that story shortly…

Lloyds Banking

Lloyds banking stock has fallen 2% so far today as analysts at UBS lower price targets but keep its buy rating on the stock.

European Equities Lunchtime Look

  • FTSE 100  -1.80%
  • DAX   -0.69%
  • EURO STOXX 50  -0.87%


TUI’s share price has plummeted 4% to 313.9p as investors worry about more flight cancellations due to the second wave of coronavirus infections.

A report from Sky News today has said that infection rates in Spain and France have seen big rises.


IQE’s share price has had a climb higher today, currently up 2.03% at 57.50p.



Ryanair shares are down by 0.5% so far today but…

according to reports, they have restored 60% of scheduled flights in August.

European Market Movers

Verditek +20%

Eurofins Scientific +15%

Secure Trust Bank +9%

Credito Valtellinese +9%

(ESL) Eddie Stobart Logistics

ESL’s share price has jumped higher after providing a positive trading update.

Its share price is up by  9.2% at 8.90p

European Equities

  • FTSE 100  -0.55%  6,071
  • DAX   +0.92% 12,776
  • EURO STOXX 50  +0.43%  3,282


Aviva’s share price is popping higher ahead of its latest financial update in just over half an hour.

It is currently trading at 284p, up 2.08%.

Morning Preview

Good morning traders!

  • Asia-Pac markets were mixed overnight with the Nikkei closing down -0.43% and the ASX up at 0.68%.
  • We have already had the BoE’s interest rate decision where rates were kept on hold at 0.10%, as expected.
  • The stimulus bill talks seem to be at a standstill with reports that Trump is weighing up the use of executive orders to impose stimulus.
  • Looking at the rest of today’s calendar we have German construction PMI, UK construction PMI, and Initial jobless claims. Speakers today include the Fed’s Kaplan and Bundesbank’s Beermann.
  • Some names on the earnings calendar today include Hilton worldwide, Cardinal Health, Bristol Myers Squibb, ViacomCBS, T-Mobile, Uber, Groupon, AMC, Dropbox, GoPro, and Avnet.

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