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Latest 21:05
US Markets Close

DOW         +0.29%
S&P            +0.00%
NASDAQ  +0.23%

Today 20:53
Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine

Pfizer has cut its 2020 vaccine target by half after supply chain hurdles.

The company expects to ship half the dose it originally planned after finding raw materials in early production didn’t meet its standards the Wall Street Journal reported.

Pfizer shares are down 2.43%, while Moderna shares have jumped 9.11%.

Today 20:32
LIZHI Stock Up 125%

Shares of Chinese audio entertainment platform LIZHI Inc (NASDAQ: LIZI) are up over 125% on Thursday after it was announced that it was linking up with Chinese electric vehicle company, Xpeng Motors (NYSE: XPEV).

Here’s the full story behind its move today: LIZHI INC STOCK SURGES 106% AFTER XPENG MOTORS COLLABORATION

Today 20:02
Zscaler

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) shares are rallying on Thursday after the cybersecurity company reported its earnings and provided a strong forecast.

ZSCALER STOCK SURGES 28% AFTER POSITIVE Q2 FISCAL 2021 FORECAST

ZS

Today 19:42
Cinema Stocks

AMC Entertainment  -15.8%
Cinemark Holdings -14.6%
IMAX Corp  -6.1%

Cinema stocks have plummeted after it was revealed that At&T’s Warner Bro’s will launch every 2021 movie on HBO Max at the same time as they hit cinemas.

Today 17:29
Snowflake Stock Surges

Cloud-based data warehousing company, Snowflakes’ stock is up 15.71% at $333.68 per share after the company reported 119% revenue growth and narrower losses for the third quarter.

Investment bank JMP Securities raised its price target to $300 from $285 and maintained its market outperform rating on the stock following its earnings results.

Today 16:32
European Markets Close

FTSE 100     +0.40%
DAX              -0.42%
STOXX 50   -0.08%
IBEX 35       -0.24%
CAC 40        -0.16%

Today 15:26
Ryanair, Boeing

Budget airline Ryanair has ordered 75 additional Boeing 737 Max jets worth around $9 billion.

Boeing shares jumped 7.08% on the news to $239.61.

Ryanair shares are flat at +0.32%.

Today 15:16
Nasdaq Hits Record Highs

The Nasdaq composite index has hit record highs.

It is currently up 0.59% on the day.

Today 15:05
LIZHI Inc

Shares of Chinese audio entertainment platform LIZHI Inc (NASDAQ: LIZI) were up over 100% premarket on Thursday after it was announced that it was linking up with Chinese electric vehicle company, Xpeng Motors (NYSE: XPEV).

The company’s shares are now trading 75% higher at $4.14

LIZHI INC STOCK SURGES 106% AFTER XPENG MOTORS COLLABORATION

 

Today 14:32
US Equities Open Positive

DOW          +0.10%
S&P            +0.02%
NASDAQ   +0.18%

Today 13:52
US Dollar

The US dollar continues to weaken, now down at 90.74.

With Brexit rumours and comments flying in from everywhere, the GBP/USD is holding strong…

GBP/USD 1.3461 +0.76%
EUR/USD 1.2150 +0.30%
AUD/USD 0.7430 +0.20%
USD/CAD 1.2916 -0.01%
NZD/USD 0.7077 +0.17%
USD/JPY 104.03 -0.35%
USD/CHF 0.8914-0.34%

Today 11:32
N4 Pharma

Shares of live biotherapeutics company, N4 Pharma (LON: N4P) are rallying on Thursday after the company released an update regarding its ongoing research project with Nanomerics Limited.

N4 PHARMA SHARES SURGE OVER 30% AFTER POSITIVE UPDATE

N4Pharma shares are now up 45.50% at 8.72p.

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Today 08:19
European Indices Mostly Lower

FTSE 100   +0.07%
DAX            -0.14%
STOXX 50 -0.04%
IBEX 35     -0.35%
CAC 40       -0.16%

Today 07:55
Recap

Good morning

Equities 
Markets in the APAC region were again mixed overnight. US Equity futures are flat so far.

Brexit
There was a lot of Brexit talk yesterday, and while there is continued talk of progress, we are told there is still disagreement on fisheries and the level playing field.
France has threatened to veto a deal if the UK gives no ground according to reports.

Stocks
JPMorgan has agreed to acquire fintech startup 55ip.
According to Reuters, more than 40 US states plan to sue Facebook next week.
Companies reporting earnings today include DocuSign, Cloudera, Dollar General, TD and Smith & Wesson.

Economic Calendar
Today we have European retail sales, initial jobless claims, and ISM non-manufacturing data from the US.

 

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