Moderna Inc (MRNA) was up 20.24%on Monday at $152.74. The biotechnology company has therefore applied for marketing authorizations for its coronavirus vaccine in the United States and Europe, which has been shown to be more than 94% successful in advanced clinical trials.
Pfizer Inc (PFE) gained 2.90 percent to $38.31 and BioNTech SE (BNTX) added 12.96 percent to close at $124.24 on Monday. The drug manufacturing companies were able to receive regulatory approvals in the United Kingdom and the United States for their 95 percent successful vaccine candidate within a few days.
Novavax Inc (NVAX) saw a rise of 10.99 percent to conclude the trading at $139.50. Stock of soared, while the biotechnology company again postponed the launch in the United States of a Phase III clinical trial of its Covid experimental vaccine, but cited a possible start-up in the coming weeks.
S&P Global Inc (SPGI) was up 2.99 percent to $351.78. As expected, it announced IHS Markit’s acquisition of $44 billion in shares, the biggest merger and value acquisition since the beginning of the year. The total capitalization of IHS Markit is $37 billion.
Airbnb is looking for a $30 billion to $33 billion valuation for its Wall Street IPO. Food distribution player, DoorDash, with its more than tripled sales in nine months and first quarterly profit, is also greedy for its IPO with a cap from $25 billion to $28 billion. Both companies are planning to join the Wall Street in mid-December.
Netflix Inc (NFLX) slipped -0.13 percent to $490.70 in the last session. The video streaming service is expected to begin disclosing revenue of more than GBP 1 billion from British subscribers to tax authorities in the UK, according to the Guardian. The Guardian claims that Netflix’s decision could place pressure on other U.S. tech giants such as Google or Amazon, who are currently preventing such reporting by optimizing their taxation.