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Live Stock Market Updates 12/08 – Tesla Stock Closes 13% Higher After Stock Split

Updated: 22 Mar 2021

Latest 21:04
US Markets Close

  • Dow Jones  +1.05%     27,976
  • S&P 500  +1.37%         3,388
  • Nasdaq  +2.13%           11,012

Tesla shares closed 13% higher…

That’s all from me for today, have a good evening all!

India Globalization Capital Share Price


Has anyone taken a look at IGC shares today?

Its stock price is up over 200%, trading at $2.04 per share.

Here is the full story on the move: IGC STOCK SOARS OVER 200% AFTER FDA APPROVAL

Tesla Stock Surges

Tesla’s share price is up 15% at $1577.68 today…

As I’m sure you are all aware, the surge in its share price has come after the company announced a 5:1 stock split.

US Stock Performance

US stocks are performing well…



The Nasdaq is now up 2% as tech stocks rebound following Tuesday’s selloff.

European Equities Close

  • FTSE 100  +2.11%  6,284
  • DAX  +0.83%  13,054
  • EURO STOXX 50  +0.97%  3,364


Qualcomm All-Time Highs

Qualcomm is up 4% today, trading at $113, back up at all-time highs.


US Stimulus Bill

White House Speaker Pelosi says ‘we’re miles apart’ on any deal.


Boxlight (BOXL) Shares

Boxlight shares are trading 22% higher at $2.48 after the company announced a strategic partnership with Samsung for the US education market.

Moderna Shares

Moderna shares are trading over 3% higher at $71.05 after the company announced it has secured a $1.5 billion supply agreement with the US Government for 100 million doses of its mRNA vaccines against the coronavirus.

US Equities First Look

  • Dow Jones  +0.81% 27,910
  • S&P 500   +0.97%  3,366
  • Nasdaq   +1.35%  10,926

European Equities Lunchtime Update

  • FTSE 100  +1.25%
  • DAX  -0.02%
  • EURO STOXX 50  +0.32%

Avast Shares Plummet

Shares in cybersecurity firm Avast have plummeted despite a strong first-half performance.

Its shares are trading at 561p, -6.50%.

In its report the company said it had:

  • Strong overall performance in line with expectations
  • Adjusted Revenue at $433.1m up 1.5% at actual rates, with organic growth of 6.6%
  • Adjusted fully diluted earnings per share (‘EPS’) up 11.8% to $0.16 (versus $0.15 at HY 2019)
  • Final dividend in respect of 2019 paid in June 2020 of 10.3 cents per share; total dividend for the year of 14.7 cents per share, up 8.1%3. Declared interim dividend payable in October 2020 of 4.8 cents per share, up 9.1%

M&G Plc

M&G Plc shares have jumped nearly 4% to 180.10p per share despite reporting its pre-tax profits had fallen by more than half in the first six months of the year.

European Stock Movers

Sunrise Communications  +25%

Horizonte Minerals +23%

Freenet +14%

Westwing Group +9%

SDL Plc +7%

Asos +6%



Mitchells & Butlers (MAB)

Mitchells & Butlers share price has fallen over 1% so far, down to 180.6.

We are yet to see any stock-specific news.


European Equities

  • FTSE 100  +0.61%  6,191
  • DAX  -0.03%  12,942
  • EURO STOXX 50  +0.21%  3,339

Morning Preview

Morning all…

  • Asia-Pacific markets traded lower following Wall Streets down day yesterday.
  • Spot gold continued to sell-off, reaching as low as $1862, over $200 below its 6th of August high. Silver also fell over 3%.
  • The  RBNZ kept rates on hold.
  • US Senator Kamala Harris has been picked as Joe Biden’s running mate.
  • In data released this morning, UK GDP fell by 20.4%, confirming a recession, although it looks to have already been priced in when looking at GBPUSD.
  • On the rest of today’s calendar, we have European industrial production, and US inflation data.
  • On the earnings calendar, we have names such as Cisco, Lyft, Arcos Dorados, Applied Industrial Technologies, and Brinker International.

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