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- Air Canada raises £940 million to shore up its finances amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
- Airline raises £339.52 million from a stock issue & £600 million from convertaible senior notes.
- The flagship air carrier will resume flights from Kamloops airport to Vancouver from 15th June.
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3 retail stocks that are likely to thrive postpandemic
The COVID-19 outbreak may have changed shopping habits forever. People seem much more reluctant to visit physical stores due to the risk of getting infected with the COVID-19. The store closures and national lockdowns forced people to get more comfortable with e-commerce. Is e-commerce a new shopping ritual? The latest study conducted by the consultancy giant McKinsey shows that Chinese consumers are changing the way they shop. China is a c…
RWE price surges 14% in May on a ‘good start’ to the year
Shares of RWE AG (ETR: RWE) surged nearly 14% in May to trade at a 3-month high. Earlier this month, the Germany-based energy giant said it got off to a “good start” to the year, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Fundamental analysis: RWE executes well, rival companies take legal action A group of German energy companies, led by the energy retailer Naturstrom, have launched a legal action against RWE agreed merger with E.ON’s conventional a…
Telefonica price surges 4% after $12.6 billion sale of O2 to Hutchinson is unblocked
Shares of Telefonica (EBR: TFA) surged 4.35% in today’s trading session after the Luxembourg-based General Court unblocked the sale of the UK’s O2 to Three UK, which is owned by CK Hutchison Holdings (OTCMKTS:CKHUF) for $12.6 billion. Fundamental analysis: Hutchinson wins legal challenge against the EU The Hong Kong-based multinational conglomerate Hutchinson won the legal challenge against an EU antitrust decision to block the takeover of…
DAX Index continues to surge higher as Germany prepares to relax travel curbs
DAX Index, Germany’s benchmark stock index, is trading nearly 2% higher today as the markets shift towards a risk-on environment. The price action is now approaching the key resistance around 12000. Fundamental analysis: Germany to allow travel from mid-June Germany is preparing to introduce a new range of measures to relax travel restrictions. The government is aiming to allow travel to 31 European countries (EU member states + the UK, Ice…
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Dick’s Sporting Good (NYSE: DKS) released its quarterly financial results on Tuesday that posted a 30% decline in same-store sales in the first quarter. The company attributed downbeat sales to the Coronavirus pandemic that pushed it into closing the nationwide retail stores to minimise the fast spread of the flu-like virus. In terms of digital sales, however, the retailer reported an unprecedented 210% growth from 18th March to the end of Q1. In…
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) said on Monday that payments volume in the United States dropped at a significantly slower pace in May as compared to the prior month. The company construed the data as a hint that consumer spending is starting to recover in the U.S as the government continues to relieve COVID-19 restrictions. According to the financial services company, payments volume in the U.S tanked 5% in May versus a much larger 18% decline noted in Apri…
German car manufacturer, Volkswagen AG (ETR: VOW) said on Tuesday that it closed its investment worth £2.07 billion in Argo AI. Founded in 2016 by Peter Rander and Bryan Salesky, Argo is a Pittsburgh-based startup that focuses on self-driving technology. Volkswagen and Ford Motor (NYSE: F) took an initial interest in the startup in 2016. Expanding their investments over the years, the two companies now jointly control Argo AI. Shares of VW…
In an announcement on Tuesday, Tesco (LON: TSCO) revealed its Chief Financial Officer Alan Stewart’s plans of retiring in April 2021. Stewart’s credentials include his central role in guiding the largest British retailer out of a massive accounting scandal that originated in 2014. Tesco also announced a few changes aimed at adding convenience for its customers amidst the Coronavirus pandemic earlier this week. Shares of the company are currently…
Mediclinic International (LON: MDC) revealed on Tuesday that its full-year loss widened in the year that ended on 31st March. The hospital group that primarily operates in the Middle East, South Africa, and Switzerland, attributed the loss to the Coronavirus pandemic that pushed the global economy into a recession. Shares of the company are currently 1.5% up on Tuesday. At 285 pence per share, Mediclinic is roughly 30% down year to date in…
UK stocks concluded the regular trading session on a hawkish note on Monday as the United Kingdom continues to ease Coronavirus restrictions. Consumer stocks were reported to have performed the best on Monday. The UK’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index climbed about 1.5% on Monday The index opened at 6,076.60 and closed at 6,171.54 after briefly touching an intraday high of 6,177.22 in the morning session. Associated British Foods jumps 8% on Monday Assoc…
Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) named Peter Harf as the next CEO of the company on Monday. Harf is also serving the cosmetics maker as its chairman. The company’s current chief executive officer, Pierre Laubies, will be stepping down after keeping the role for less than 2 years. Shares of the company were reported 6% up in premarket trading on Monday. At £3.04 per share, Coty is roughly 65% down year to date in the stock market. In comparison, the benchma…
For years, hedge funds are known to buy shares of companies set to sell themselves but the global COVID-19 pandemic has now forced funds to do the opposite, The Wall Street Journal reported. Merger-arbitrage bets Hedge funds that buy shares of a target company typically engage in what is called merger-arbitrage. A company agrees to sell itself for a set price on a set date but if the stock trades below the buyout price it presents an arbitrage op…
Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) announced on Monday that it has started human testing of its potential COVID-19 vaccine. The drugmaker said that participants of its early-stage trial have already received a dosage of the vaccine. Eli Lilly’s potential treatment marks the first antibody-based vaccine for COVID-19 that has approached human trials. The novel respiratory disease caused by the Coronavirus has so far infected more than 6.2 million people…
Private equity firms KKR, Providence, and Cinven, launched a £2.66 billion friendly bid on Monday to purchase Spain’s MasMovil (BME: MAS). Following the news, shares of the telecom operator were reported to have surged over 20% in the stock market. At £20.54 per share, Masvomil is currently more than 10% up year to date in the stock market after recovering from the COVID-19 driven downward rally that resulted in a low of £10.94 per share in March…