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Rolls-Royce Share Price Gains Nearly 100% in Two Days. Here’s Why

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 10 Nov 2020

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Shares of Rolls-Royce PLC (LON: RR.) are up over 25% today after positive Covid-19 vaccine news and a new contract for management of nuclear sites.

Pfizer and BioNTech presented Phase 3 initial results yesterday which showed that their vaccine candidate delivered the efficacy of more than 90%. As a result, global equities exploded higher with sectors that suffered the biggest losses leading the recovery.

Moreover, Rolls-Royce said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Exelon Generation for the management of compact nuclear power stations in the UK and globally.

“We believe that SMRs [small modular reactors] are a crucial part of the world’s clean energy mix,” Exelon Generation executive vice-president and COO Bryan Hanson said.

“With our experience both in the US and internationally, Exelon is confident that we can help Rolls Royce ensure SMRs play a key role in the UK’s energy future.”

Earlier this year, Rolls-Royce confirmed its participation in a consortium to build and install SMRs on former nuclear sites by 2029.

Rolls-Royce stock price exploded higher on positive fundamental developments

Rolls-Royce share price initially gained 99% yesterday to double its market capitalization. Shares pulled back in the afternoon to close the day 43.76% higher. Today’s rally has added a further 26% to this rally as RR now trading around the 125p mark.


Nigel Firth
Nigel has been in the regulated financial services industry for nearly a decade, has previously owned a financial brokerage and has written many times for sites relating to personal finance and trading.