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DOW +0.00% 27,994
S&P 500 +0.53% 3,401
NASDAQ +1.21% 11,190
$FB: $270.90 +1.78%
Facebook shares have fallen after Kim Kardashian West tweeted that she is going to freeze her Instagram and Facebook accounts.
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$TSLA: +6% $444.98
Tesla shares are up 6% today after yesterday’s 12% rise.
$ call put ratio 2.7 calls to 1 put with focus on September 440 and 450 calls as shares rally 5.8%: Via @DeltaOne Twitter
$IPOB: +17.85% $15.38
Shares of IPOB have surged after Opendoor Labs Inc, a market leader in iBuying, has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp (IPOB), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, to bring public a leading digital platform for residential real estate.
FTSE 100 +1.35% 6,107
DAX +0.20% 13,220
STOXX 50 +0.51% 3,333
$MRNS: +81% $3.82
Marinus Pharmaceuticals stock price has made significant gains so far today after the company announced that its Phase 3 trial for ganaxolone achieved its primary endpoint. Here’s the full story…
DOW +0.46% 28,121
S&P 500 +0.91% 3,414
NASDAQ +1.48% 11,220
Cineworld shares are down 2.5% at 48.82p so far today. Here’s a further look into the factors behind its recent fall…
H&M shares have jumped over 12% higher this morning…
Bidstack’s share price has surged this morning, up 22.77% at 6.20p after the company signed an exclusive deal with Ubisoft to integrate ads into its Hyper Scape game.
“This deal shows the progress the business has made over the last two years,” Chief Executive James Draper said in a statement.
Here’s how some of the indexes are performing so far today…
FTSE 100 +0.24% 6,040
DAX -0.28% 13,157
STOXX 50 -0.19% 3,310
-Asian markets were mixed with the Nikkei and ASX closing lower but the Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite have made gains.
-Rather than sell its US operations, ByteDance has chosen Oracle to be the company’s “trusted technology partner.” Whether this is enough to avoid Trump’s ban remains to be seen.
-The UK government’s bid to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement got past its first hurdle by passing a key vote in parliament.
-The SEC is to examine Nikola Corp over short-seller fraud allegations.
-In FX markets, the USD has weakened this morning.
-On the data calendar, we have seen the UK unemployment rate creep up in line with expectations. Later on today we have German and European ZEW economic sentiment data.
-Some names on the earnings calendar include FedEx, Adobe, and Francesca’s.
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