Pfizer vaccine news sparks $44.5 billion flood into the stock market—its biggest weekly inflow ever, says BofA

Pfizer vaccine news sparks $44.5 billion flood into the stock market—its biggest weekly inflow ever, says BofA

How seismic was the stock-market move that kicked off the week following news of an effective coronavirus vaccine candidate? It was the best week ever for… (All amounts expressed in US dollars, unless otherwise stated) VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 12,… Stocks ended sharply lower on Thursday as growing concerns of restrictions on business activity owing to the resurgence of coronavirus cases created panic among investors, while there is yet no assurance on another round of stimulus from Congress. The S&P 500 closed at a record high today as optimism built among investors that a coming vaccine for the coronavirus will help end the shutdowns that have devastated the economy. Ondas Holdings to effect 1-for-3 reverse stock split of its common stock effective Nov. 13

How seismic was the stock-market move that kicked off the week following news of effective coronavirus vaccine candidate? It was the best week ever for inflows, according to BofA Global Research, in a report dated Thursday but released broadly on Friday.

The investment management firm reported some $44.5 billion in flows into equity funds for the week, exceeding a flood of funds that poured into stocks back near the spring of 2018.

About $38.7 billion of investor funds were pumped into exchange-traded funds, while $5.7 billion flowed into mutual funds. Investors also reduced their cash holdings by $17.8 billion, according to the report led by Michael Hartnett, chief investment strategist.

Read: MarketWatch’s snapshot of the financial market

Meanwhile, the analysts noted that flows into government bonds yielding less than 0% surged to around $17 trillion, approaching the highest since late 2019, and coming as central banks and governments across the world attempt to combat the harmful economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That vaccine announcement on Monday sent stocks soaring, and particularly drove investors into the shares of companies that suffered from the economic fallout of the pandemic and out of those that fared better from the work-from-home trend.

And stock investment themes like value, representing stocks that are undervalued by some metric, trounced growth stocks, or those expected to show above-average profit and revenue gains, by more than 5 percentage points, by at least one measure.

Hartnett and Co. recommend that investors sell the news on potential COVID-19 vaccines and therapies in the coming months and buy on the reopening of global economies in the weeks and months that follow.

”We are sellers-into-strength into vaccine in coming months…peak positioning, peak policy, peak profits likely coming months; best analog is 2018 when US tax cuts caused peak positioning, policy, and profits early that year; 2021 (vaccine) sees early peak in asset prices on higher interest rates,” the strategists wrote.

The BofA report comes as the U.S. for the first time reported more than 150,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day on Thursday, driven by record infection counts in more than a dozen states, and hospitalizations that are also at or near records in a number of areas.

That news, however, didn’t prevent this week’s equity inflows from surpassing the then-record of $43.3 billion that was put into equities in March of 2018 as investors shrugged off risks around the international trade war with China started by President Donald Trump.  

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Author: Mark DeCambre


Fortuna reports consolidated financial results for the third quarter 2020

Fortuna reports consolidated financial results for the third quarter 2020

(All amounts expressed in US dollars, unless otherwise stated)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI) today reported net income of $13.1 million, adjusted EBITDA of $42.2 million, and free cash flow from ongoing operations of $30.1 million for the third quarter of 2020.

Jorge A. Ganoza, President and CEO, commented, “We have reported a record breaking quarter in sales and free cash flow as we continue to capitalize on the current metals price environment through solid production results and cost containment measures.”   Mr. Ganoza continued, “At Lindero, the ramp-up phase is progressing with first gold pour achieved in October.” Mr. Ganoza concluded, “We remain on track for commercial production at Lindero in the first quarter of 2021.”

Third quarter 2020 highlights

  • Sales of $83.4 million, compared to $61.3 million in Q3 2019
  • Net income of $13.1 million, compared to net loss of $7.7 million in Q3 2019
  • Adjusted net income1 of $16.1 million, compared to $1.9 million in Q3 2019
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $42.2 million, compared to $19.2 million in Q3 2019
  • Free cash flow from ongoing operations1 of $30.1 million, compared to $10.6 million in Q3 2019
  • Silver and gold production of 2,127,746 ounces and 12,791 ounces, respectively

Note:
    1.    Refer to non-GAAP financial measures and Forward-Looking Statements at the end of this news release

Third quarter COVID-19 related impacts on operations

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economies around the world and our operations.  In response to the pandemic, the Governments of Mexico, Peru and Argentina implemented measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, which included among others, the closure of international borders, temporary suspension of all non-essential activities, and the declaration of mandatory quarantine periods.  Certain of these measures have either been eliminated or relaxed during the third quarter.

The Company is managing the necessary country-by-country restrictions in order to assist in the protection of those most vulnerable.  At each of our mine sites, health protocols are in place for control, isolation and quarantine, as necessary, and these continue to be reviewed and adjusted accordingly based on the circumstances at each location. Operations at the Caylloma Mine were temporarily suspended for a 21-day period in July to among other things sanitize and disinfect the mine and make infrastructure improvements to accommodate social distance guidelines.  As a result of the shutdown, approximately $0.9 million has been recorded as care and maintenance costs.

In April 2020, the Company withdrew its production and cost guidance for the year until further notice due to the uncertainties related to the impact caused by COVID-19 constraints on the Company’s business and operations (refer to Fortuna news release dated April 2, 2020).

Third Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results

Sales for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were $83.4 million, a 36% increase from the $61.3 million reported in the same period in 2019 driven by higher silver and gold prices of 44% and 29%, along with increased volume of silver and gold ounces sold of 9% and 12%, respectively.

Operating income for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was $28.5 million, an increase of $30.0 million from a $1.5 million operating loss reported in the same period in 2019.  The operating loss in 2019 was impacted by an $8.3 million foreign exchange loss related to the VAT construction receivable in Argentina.  Excluding the effect of foreign exchange, our higher operating income in the third quarter was driven by higher precious metal prices and higher volumes of silver and gold ounces sold despite a 21-day shutdown that lowered sales volume at the Caylloma Mine. Other factors increasing operating income were lower cash production costs, and lower exploration and evaluation costs of $1.4 million, which were partially offset by higher share-based payment expense of $2.2 million.  The Company’s increased share price performance during this quarter directly impacted the value of our cash-settled share awards.

Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was $13.1 million, a $20.8 million increase over the $7.7 million net loss reported in the same period in 2019.  The effective tax rate for the quarter was 53% which reflects a negative impact of approximately 7 percentage points derived from the devaluation of the Mexican peso.

Free cash flow from ongoing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was $30.1 million compared to $10.6 million in the same period in 2019.  Net cash provided by operating activities for the quarter increased $27.3 million to $45.5 million.

Capital resources and liquidity

Total liquidity available to the Company as of September 30, 2020 was $140.0 million, which includes $55.0 million of available credit under our $150.0 million credit facility.  At the end of the quarter, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $85.2 million (December 31, 2019: $83.4 million). 

Third Quarter 2020 Consolidated Results

San Jose Mine, Mexico

Quarterly Results

The San Jose Mine produced 1,917,540 ounces of silver and 11,425 ounces of gold during the third quarter of 2020, which represents a 12% and 4% increase over the comparable quarter in 2019.  The increase was due primarily to higher silver and gold head grades of 16% and 9%, respectively.

Cash cost per tonne for the three months ended September 30, 2020 decreased 4% to $67.62 per tonne compared to $70.53 per tonne in the same period in 2019.  The decrease in cash cost per tonne is mainly due to lower mine preparation costs compared to the same period in the prior year.  Mine preparation in 2020 is in line with plan.

All-in sustaining cash cost per ounce of payable silver equivalent was $12.0 for the quarter compared to $10.77 for the comparable period in 2019, due mainly to higher royalties and worker participation expenses related to higher sales and profits.

Caylloma Mine, Peru

Quarterly Results

The Caylloma Mine produced 6.7 million pounds of lead and 10.3 million pounds of zinc during the third quarter of 2020, which were 6% lower and 10% lower than the 7.2 million pounds of lead and 11.5 million pounds of zinc produced in the same period in 2019.  The lower production was due to lost production from a 21-day shutdown of the mine in early July to sanitize and disinfect the mine following the sudden death of a contractor’s employee.  Lead and zinc head grades were 18% and 13% higher than in the same period in 2019.  Silver production for the third quarter totaled 210,206 ounces with an average head grade of 74 g/t compared to the 228,168 ounces produced with an average head grade of 64 g/t in the same period in 2019.  The Company incurred $0.9 million of costs during the 21-day shutdown of the mine and have been reported as care and maintenance costs.

Cash cost per tonne of processed ore for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was $82.55, which was 11% lower than the $93.03 cash cost per tonne in the same period in 2019.  The lower cash cost per tonne was due to lower mine preparation as a result of cost-cutting efforts related to Covid-19.  Cash costs incurred during the shutdown were reported as care and maintenance costs.

All-in sustaining cash cost per ounce of payable silver equivalent was $19.37 for the quarter compared to $15.78 for the comparable period in 2019, due to the impact of the 21-day voluntary suspension at the mine site in July. 

Lindero Mine Update

Construction at the Lindero open pit heap leach gold mine located in Salta Province, Argentina is substantially complete as at September 30, 2020.  On October 20, 2020, the Company announced the first gold pour of 728 ounces (refer to Fortuna news release dated October 20, 2020) as the mine ramps up towards commercial production in the first quarter of 2021.

The following table summarizes the spending on construction and preproduction related costs at the Lindero Mine for the nine months ended September 30, 2020:

Note:
    1.   Consists of Argentina financial transaction taxes, deposits and other costs

There were $15.2 million of construction trade payables outstanding as at the end of the third quarter.

During the third quarter of 2020, a total of 675,000 tonnes of ore have been placed on the leach pad averaging 0.83 g/t gold, containing an estimated 17,980 ounces of gold (refer to Fortuna news release dated October 14, 2020). Average gold head grade of ore placed on the leach pad is below budget of 1.00 g/t to 1.10 g/t (refer to Fortuna news release dated May 8, 2020). The lower average head grade is due to COVID-19 related restrictions which delayed the start of mining activities and limited the access to high-grade ore from the pit and resulted in the shortfall being sourced from the medium grade stockpile.

From the commencement of mining operations in September 2019 (refer to Fortuna news release dated September 13, 2019) to the end of the third quarter 2020, a total of 2.3 million tonnes of mineralized material averaging 0.61 g/t Au, containing 45,700 ounces of gold has been extracted from the pit. Of this amount, 1.6 million tonnes averaging 0.52 g/t Au, containing an estimated 27,500 ounces of gold has been stockpiled, with the remaining 682,000 tonnes averaging 0.83 g/t Au, containing 18,200 ounces sent to the crushers. (refer to Fortuna news release dated October 14, 2020).

Management confirms the reconciliation of the material movements from the pit for the third quarter of 2020 as satisfactory and indicates a good correlation between the grade control model versus the Mineral Reserve block model with differences of less than five percent for tonnes, grade and ounces (refer to Fortuna news release October 14, 2020).

Management has updated the production forecast for Lindero in 2020 and estimates between 13,000 to 15,000 ounces of gold doré will be produced (refer to Fortuna news release dated May 8, 2020). The new forecast considers the following operational issues which were encountered during commissioning and ramp-up activities:

  • Despite placing 93% of planned gold ounces on the leach-pad as at the end of October, the adoption of an advance stacking sequence limited the Company’s ability to implement an early irrigation strategy as per the original plan. This issue will be resolved in mid-November when the conveyor stacking system is commissioned, and a retreat stacking sequence is implemented which will accelerate the irrigation process.  
  • Additional time has been allocated to the commissioning and ramp-up schedule of the HPGR-Agglomeration-Stacking system during November and December due to the challenges and limitations of completing these activities under COVID-19 related restrictions. This will result in a reduction of contained gold ounces placed on the leach-pad for the two months from 38,000 ounces to 24,000 ounces.
  • The shortfall of gold ounces placed on the leach pad in November and December along with the placement of a greater quantity of coarser crushed material due to the extended commissioning of the HPGR has a compound effect on reducing gold doré production.

Qualified Person

Eric Chapman, Vice President of Technical Services, is a Professional Geoscientist of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia (Registration Number 36328), and is the Company’s Qualified Person (as defined by National Instrument 43-101). Mr. Chapman has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this news release and has verified the underlying data.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables represent the calculation of certain non-GAAP financial measures as referenced in this news release.

Reconciliation to Adjusted Net Income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019

Note:  Certain figures may not add due to rounding and certain comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation

Note:  Certain figures may not add due to rounding and certain comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation

Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019

Reconciliation to free cash flow from ongoing operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019

The financial statements and MD&A are available on SEDAR and on the Company’s website:
https://www.fortunasilver.com/investors/financials/2020/.

Conference call to review third quarter 2020 financial and operational results

A conference call to discuss the financial and operational results will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time | 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. Hosting the call will be Jorge A. Ganoza, President and CEO, and Luis D. Ganoza, Chief Financial Officer. 

Shareholders, analysts, media and interested investors are invited to listen to the live conference call by logging onto the webcast at: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1696/38330 or over the phone by dialing in just prior to the starting time.

Conference call details:

Date:  Friday, November 13, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. Pacific time | 12:00 p.m. Eastern time 

Dial in number (Toll Free): +1.844.369.8770
Dial in number (International): +1.862.298.0840

Replay number (Toll Free): +1.877.481.4010
Replay number (International): +1.919.882.2331
Replay Passcode: 38330

Playback of the conference call will be available until November 27, 2020. Playback of the webcast will be available until November 13, 2021. In addition, a transcript of the call will be archived on the company’s website: https://www.fortunasilver.com/investors/financials/2020/. 

About Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is a Canadian precious metals mining company with operations in Peru, Mexico and Argentina. Sustainability is integral to all our operations and relationships. We produce silver and gold and generate shared value over the long-term for our shareholders and stakeholders through efficient production, environmental protection, and social responsibility.  For more information, please visit our website at www.fortunasilver.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Jorge A. Ganoza
President, CEO, and Director
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

Trading symbols: NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI

Investor Relations:
Carlos Baca
T (Peru): +51.1.616.6060, ext. 0
E: info@fortunasilver.com

Forward looking Statements

This news release contains forward looking statements which constitute “forward looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, “Forward looking Statements”). All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are Forward looking Statements and are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the Forward looking Statements. The Forward looking Statements in this news release include, without limitation, statements about the Company’s plans for its mines and mineral properties; the Company’s business strategy, plans and outlook; the merit of the Company’s mines and mineral properties; the future financial or operating performance of the Company; the timing and amount of estimated future production; recovery rates; mine plans and mine life; the future price of gold, silver and other metals; costs of production; and proposed expenditures; the construction of the Lindero mine and the related costs of construction, achieving steady operations and timing of commencement of commercial production; and forecasted production at the Lindero Mine for 2020. Often, but not always, these Forward looking Statements can be identified by the use of words such as “estimated”, “expected”, “anticipated”, “potential”, “open”, “future”, “assumed”, “projected”, “used”, “detailed”, “has been”, “gain”, “planned”, “reflecting”, “will”, “containing”, “remaining”, “to be”, or statements that events, “could” or “should” occur or be achieved and similar expressions, including negative variations.

Forward looking Statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the Forward looking Statements. Such uncertainties and factors include, among others, the duration and effects of COVID-19, and any other pandemics on our operations and workforce, and the effects on global economies and society; changes in general economic conditions and financial markets; changes in prices for gold, silver and other metals; fluctuation in foreign exchange rates; any extension of the currency controls in Argentina; technological and operational hazards in Fortuna’s mining and mine development activities; delays in commissioning at Lindero; delays in achieving steady production and commencement of commercial production at Lindero; risks inherent in mineral exploration; uncertainties inherent in the estimation of mineral reserves, mineral resources, and metal recoveries; governmental and other approvals; political unrest or instability in countries where Fortuna is active; labor relations issues; as well as those factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in Forward looking Statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended.

Forward looking Statements contained herein are based on the assumptions, beliefs, expectations and opinions of management, including but not limited to expectations regarding the Company’s plans for its mines and mineral properties; mine production costs; expected trends in mineral prices and currency exchange rates; the accuracy of the Company’s current mineral resource and reserve estimates; that the Company’s activities will be in accordance with the Company’s public statements and stated goals; that there will be no material adverse change affecting the Company or its properties; that all required approvals will be obtained; that there will be no significant disruptions affecting operations and such other assumptions as set out herein. Forward looking Statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any Forward looking Statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by law. There can be no assurance that Forward looking Statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on Forward looking Statements.

This news release also refers to non-GAAP financial measures, such as cash cost per tonne of processed ore; cash cost per payable ounce of silver; total production cost per tonne; all-in sustaining cash cost; all-in cash cost silver equivalent; adjusted net (loss) income; operating cash flow per share before changes in working capital, income taxes, and interest income; free cashflow from ongoing operations; and adjusted EBITDA. These measures do not have a standardized meaning or method of calculation, even though the descriptions of such measures may be similar. These performance measures have no meaning under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and therefore, amounts presented may not be comparable to similar data presented by other mining companies.

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Stock Market News for Nov 13, 2020

Stock Market News for Nov 13, 2020

Stocks ended sharply lower on Thursday as growing concerns of restrictions on business activity owing to the resurgence of coronavirus cases created panic among investors, while there is yet no assurance on another round of stimulus from Congress. Data from the Labor Department showed a decline in jobless claims, reflecting that the economy is on track for steady recovery. However, there is still a long way to go. All three major indexes ended the day in red.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) shed 1.1% or 317.46 points to finish at 29,080.17 and declining for the second straight day in a row. The blue-chip index was dragged down by financial and industrial stocks that are sensitive to economic growth.

The S&P 500 fell 1% or 35.65 points end the day. All the 11 sectors of the benchmark index closed in negative zone. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) and Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) were the biggest losers, declining 3.2% and 2.1%, respectively. Airline and cruise operators, who were one of the biggest casualties of the pandemic, once again took a hit. Shares of Southwest Airlines Co. LUV declined 3%, while Royal Caribbean Group (RCL – Free Report) fell 3.9%. Southwest Airlines has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq declined 0.7% or 76.84 points to close at 11,708.07.

The fear-gauge CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) was up 8.1% to 25.35. A total of 10.3 billion shares were traded on Thursday, higher than the last 20-session average of 10 billion. Decliners outnumbered advancers on the NYSE by a 2.95-to-1 ratio. On Nasdaq, a 2.17-to-1 ratio favored decliners issues.

Escalating cases of coronavirus infections coupled with hospitalizations once again raised panic in the minds of investors as these could lead states imposing restrictions on business activity. This could further hamper the pace of economic recovery.

Stocks had rallied on Monday after Pfizer, Inc. PFE announced that its vaccine candidate showed 90% success in its final-stage trail. This saw reopening stocks bouncing back but the rally gradually came to a halt as coronavirus cases continue to rise, leading investors to weigh on the timeline of a vaccine.

Stocks took a further beating on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that despite positive news on the coronavirus vaccine front earlier this week, uncertainty remains on the economic outlook of the country.

Powell said that it is still too early to “assess with any confidence” the path to economic recovery in the near term despite the good news on the vaccine. He also warned that the next few months could be challenging with the virus spreading at a fast rate once again.

Investors, who had been banking on the news of another round of stimulus in the offing, now are slowing losing hope, as chances now appear bleak. In fact, chances are that another round of financial-aid package may not get passed by Congress until this year end, which has once again dampened the spirit of investors.

The Labor Department said on Thursday that initial weekly jobless claims dropped by 48,000 to 709,000, hitting a seven-month low. This also marks the fourth consecutive week of decline in jobless claims. Continuing jobless claims declined by 436,000 to 6.79 million.

Besides, the consumer price index that measures the annual inflation rate of the country advanced 1.2% in October, down 1.4% from the last month. Core CPI for all items excluding food and energy rose 1.6%, after rising 1.7% in September. The Consumer Price Index remained unchanged in October after rising 0.2% in October.

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S&P 500 closes at record as possible coronavirus vaccine lifts stock market

S&P 500 closes at record as possible coronavirus vaccine lifts stock market

The S&P 500 closed at a record high today as optimism built among investors that a coming vaccine for the coronavirus will help end the shutdowns that have devastated the economy.

The benchmark index posted its second weekly gain in a row.

Markets also welcomed the election of Joe Biden as president and the likelihood of Republican control of the Senate, setting up a divided government that will probably mean a continuation of business-friendly policies. Small-company stocks outpaced the rest of the market this week, reflecting greater confidence in the economy.

The S&P 500 added 48.14 points, or 1.4%, to 3,585.15, rising above the index’s previous closing record of 3,580.84 set back in early September. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq composite closed higher as well, but did not close at records. The S&P 500 ended the week up 2.2%.

The Dow rose 399.64 points, or 1.4%, to 29,479.81 and the Nasdaq rose 119.70 points, or 1%, to 11,829.29.

The market index that had the best week was the Russell 2000, which is made up of smaller companies that tend to benefit the most when investors are positive on the economy. The Russell climbed 2.1% to close at 1,744.04, besting the closing high it reached in August 2018. The index jumped 6.1% this week.

The market was lifted by energy, real estate and companies that rely on consumer spending, while big technology companies floated between gains and losses. One exception in technology was Cisco, which jumped 7.1% on the back of better-than-expected earnings.

News from Pfizer earlier in the week that preliminary trial data showed its vaccine to be 90% effective against COVID-19 drove investors to sell the high-flying technology stocks that have powered the markets most of the year and to buy beaten-down sectors like banks and energy.

Stocks in the S&P 500 energy sector rose more than 16% this week, while tech stocks were essentially flat.

Still, reports of surging COVID-19 cases had a sobering effect on markets earlier in the week, which had advanced on hopes for a vaccine and expectations that pro-business policies will continue after last week’s U.S. elections. The concern was that even if a vaccine is finalized soon, it will take months for it to be distributed throughout the U.S. and around the globe.

Coronavirus caseloads are rising at a faster pace in the U.S. in almost every state. In New York, the state is ordering restaurants, bars and gyms to close at 10 p.m., beginning Friday. New York was devastated by the virus earlier this year but seemed to have gotten it largely under control. In Europe, several governments have brought back even tougher restrictions that will likely restrain the economy.

One sign of consumer worry regarding the rising coronavirus infections was reflected in the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment survey, which fell to a reading of 77 from October’s reading of 81.8. That figure was below economist expectations.

David Lefkowitz, head of Americas equities at UBS Global Wealth Management, said there is a “tug of war” in the markets between the good news from vaccine development and the worrying news that coronavirus cases are surging.

“I still think the dust is kind of settling from that vaccine news as investors think about how to be positioned,” he said.

In Japan, where the pandemic had seemed relatively under control at fewer than 2,000 cumulative deaths, the number of reported daily cases nationwide reached a record for the country on Thursday, at more than 1,660 people. Especially affected were Tokyo and the northern island of Hokkaido, raising worries that a recent government campaign to discount domestic travel might have helped spread infections

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Ondas Holdings Inc. Announces Reverse Stock Split of Common Stock

Ondas Holdings Inc. Announces Reverse Stock Split of Common Stock

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  • RTL IIJV
  • Italy
    • Patagonik Film Group
  • Fox Telecolombia
  • Rede Telecine
  • Disneyland Resort
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (43%)
  • Shanghai Disney Resort (43%)
  • Disney Attractions Japan
  • Walt Disney World
  • Imagineering (Muppets Studio)
  • FoxNext
  • Adventures by Disney
  • National Geographic Expeditions
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Disney Vacation Club
  • Disney Store
  • Disney English
  • NG Media
  • Disney Online
  • Games & Interactive Experiences
  • FoxNext
  • Marvel Entertainment
  • Buena Vista
  • D23
  • Movies Anywhere
  • DisneyNow
  • Disney Institute
  • Disney University
  • National Geographic Partners (73%)
  • Reedy Creek Energy
  • Walt Disney Studios (Burbank)
  • Grand Central Creative Campus
    • acquisition
  • Retlaw Enterprises
    • v
    • t
    • e

    Comcast

    • Xfinity Streampix
  • Comcast Entertainment TV
    • BlueFace
  • HITS
  • thePlatform
  • Xumo
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Maine Mariners
  • Wells Fargo Center
    • ComcastTIX
    • v
    • t
    • e

    NBCUniversal

  • Dick Ebersol
  • Robert Greenblatt
  • Bonnie Hammer
  • Ted Harbert
  • Ronald Meyer
  • Amblin Partners*
  • Back Lot Music
  • Carnival Films
  • Big Idea Entertainment
  • Bullwinkle Studios*
  • Harvey Entertainment
    • Gramercy Pictures
    • Illumination Mac Guff
  • NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan
  • United International Pictures*
  • Universal Animation Studios
  • Universal Pictures
  • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Working Title Films
    • CityWalk
  • Universal Studios Florida
  • Islands of Adventure
  • CityWalk
  • Epic Universe
  • Universal Studios Japan
  • Universal Studios Singapore
    • Universal Studios Beijing
  • Universal Television
  • Universal Content Productions
    • Matchbox Pictures
  • NBC
  • Syfy
  • USA Network
  • Universal Kids
  • Bravo
  • E!
  • Oxygen
  • Universo
    • Puerto Rico Studios
  • Telemundo Studios
  • Telemundo Deportesw/NBC Sports Group
  • KNBC
  • KNSD
  • KNTV
  • KXAS-TV
  • WBTS-CD
  • WCAU
  • WMAQ-TV
  • WNBC
  • WRC-TV
  • WTVJ
  • WVIT
    • K15CU-D
  • LXTV
  • New England Cable News
  • KBLR
  • KCSO
  • KDEN-TV
  • KEJT-LP
  • KHRR
  • KNSO
  • KSTS
  • KTAZ
  • KTDO
  • KTLM
  • KTMD
  • KUAN
  • KVDA
  • KVEA
  • KXTX-TV
  • WKAQ-TV
  • WNEU
  • WNJU
  • WRDM-CD/WDMR-LP
  • WRIW-CD
  • WRMD-CD
  • WRTD-CD
  • WSCV
  • WSNS-TV
  • WTMO-CD
  • WWSI
  • WWDT-CD
  • WYCN-LD
  • WZTD-LD
  • WZDC-CD
  • Other properties: TeleXitos
    • Alli
  • Golf Channel
    • GolfNow
  • NBC Sports
  • NBCSN
  • Olympic Channel
  • MLB Network
  • NHL Network
  • Bay Area (45%)
  • Boston
  • California
  • Chicago (20%)
  • Northwest
  • Philadelphia
  • SNY (8%)
  • Washington
  • Bravo
  • DreamWorks Channel
    • Australia
    • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain and Portugal
  • DreamWorks Channel
  • E!
  • Movies 24
  • France
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • UK and Ireland
    • Africa
  • Telemundo
    • Germany
  • Universal TV
  • E!
  • Studio Universal
  • Syfy
  • Telemundo Internacional
  • Bluprint
  • Hayu
  • Peacock
  • PictureBox Films
    • Vudu
  • Hulu (33%)
  • Affiliate relations
  • EMKA, Ltd.
  • International Media Distribution
  • NBCUniversal Television Distribution
  • NBC News
  • NBCNews.com
  • MSNBC
  • CNBC
  • Africa (licensee)
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • World
  • Class CNBC (20%)
  • Africa (licensee)
  • Arabiya
  • CNBC TV18
  • CNBC Awaaz
  • CNBC Indonesia
  • JKN-CNBC
  • Nikkei CNBC
  • SBS CNBC
  • 13th Street (Australia)
  • Canal+ Group
  • Castle Films
  • Chapman Entertainment
    • Chiller Films
  • CIC Video
  • Cloo
  • Comcast Network
  • Diva
  • Diva Universal (Italy)
  • E! (Asia)
  • Entertainment Rights
  • Esquire Network
  • Fearnet
  • Filmation
  • FilmDistrict
  • G4
  • Good Machine
  • Hallmark Channel (international)
  • ITC Entertainment
  • Interscope Communications
  • Kitty Films
  • MCA Inc.
  • Miss Universe*
  • Multimedia Entertainment
  • NBC Weather Plus
  • October Films
  • Pacific Data Images
  • Peacock Productions
  • PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
  • Propaganda Films
  • Seagram Company Ltd.
  • Shift
  • Seeso
  • Spencer Gifts
  • Style Network (Australia)
  • Syfy (Asia)
  • Syfy (Australia)
  • Tell-Tale Productions
  • Total Television
  • UPA
  • Universal Channel (Asia)
  • Universal Channel (Greece)
  • Universal Channel (Japan)
  • Universal Channel (Poland)
  • Universal TV (UK and Ireland)
  • Universal Interactive
  • Universal Music Group
  • Universal TV (Turkey)
  • Vivendi Universal
  • Vivendi Universal Games
  • Gold Key Comics
  • Whitman Publishing
    • Golden Book Video
  • Woodland Animations
  • ZGS Communications
  • * Denotes joint ventures

    • v
    • t
    • e

    Sky Group

  • Challenge
  • Pick
  • Sky One
  • Sky Arts
  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky Cinema
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Documentaries
  • Sky Nature
  • Sky News
  • Sky Replay
  • Sky Sports Box Office
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports News
  • Sky Witness
  • PremPlus
  • Sky 2 (1996–97)
  • Sky Arts
  • Sky Soap
  • Sky Scottish
  • .tv
  • The Amp
  • The Comedy Channel
  • Sky News Ireland
  • Sky Real Lives
  • Sky Travel
  • The Sports Channel
  • The Movie Channel
  • The Power Station
  • Now
  • Galaxy
  • Channel One
  • Bravo
  • Bravo 2
  • Challenge Jackpot
  • Sky Living Loves
  • Sky 3D
  • Real Lives
  • Merit
  • Sky Sports Racing
  • Sky History
  • Sky History 2
  • Blaze
  • Crime & Investigation
  • Lifetime
  • Ginx TV
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nick Jr. Too
  • Nicktoons
  • Comedy Central
  • Comedy Central Extra
  • Sky News Arabia
    • Sky Kids
  • Amstrad
  • Diagonal View
  • Freesat from Sky
  • On Demand
  • Sky Sports Active
  • Digibox
  • Minidish
  • Sky+
  • Sky+ HD
  • Sky Q
  • Sky Betting & Gaming
  • Sky Broadband
  • Sky Active
  • Sky Go
  • Sky News Radio
  • Sky Store
  • Sky Text
  • Sky Vision
  • Now TV
  • The Cloud
  • Open….
  • Sky Multichannels
  • Sky One
  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky Cinema
  • Sky Krimi
  • Sky Sport News
  • Sky Sport Bundesliga
  • Sky 3D
  • Sky Arts
  • Sky Select
    • Sky Store
  • Sky Uno
  • Sky Arte
  • Sky Atlantic
    • Sky Cinema Due
  • Sky Meteo 24
  • Sky Primafila
  • Sky Sport F1
  • Sky Sport MotoGP
  • Sky Sport 24
  • Sky Calcio
  • Sky TG24
  • Cielo
  • TV8
  • Sky Vivo
  • Sky Show
  • Sky 3D
  • Sky Music
  • Sky Radio
  • Timeline
  • Criticisms
  • British Satellite Broadcasting
  • Sky Television (1984-1990)
  • Living TV Group
  • Australian News Channel
  • Granada Sky Broadcasting
  • Japan Sky Broadcasting
  • Sky Mexico
  • Sky Brasil
  • Stream TV
  • Sky Campus
  • Jupiter Entertainment (60%)
  • Love Productions (70%)
  • Sky España
  • Sky Switzerland
  • Comcast Ventures
  • Fandango Media (70%)
  • In Demand (33.3%)
  • Leisure Arts
  • Midco (49%)
  • GuideWorks
  • Plaxo
  • See also: Acqusition of NBCUniversal

    • v
    • t
    • e

    Video on demand services

  • Digital library
  • Streaming media
  • Streaming service provider
  • Video on demand
  • 7plus
  • 9Now
  • 10 Play
  • ABC iview
  • All 4
  • Arte Boutique
  • BBC iPlayer
  • Bumblebee.tv
  • CBC Gem
  • CONtv
  • Crackle
  • CTV Movies / Throwback
  • CW Seed
  • Distro TV
  • Dplay
  • Facebook Watch
  • France TV Pluzz
  • Hitchhike TV
  • Hoopla
  • Hunter TV
  • Ici TOU.TV
  • IMDb TV
  • ITV Hub
  • iWantTFC
  • Kanopy
  • MX Player
  • My5
  • MYTVTOGO
  • MyTF1 VOD
  • Ora TV
  • Peacock Free
  • PictureBox Films
  • Plex
  • Pokémon TV
  • Pluto TV
  • Popcornflix
  • PPTV
  • RaiPlay
  • RCTI+
  • RTÉ Player
  • RTP Play
  • SBS On Demand
  • Shout! Factory TV
  • Sling Free
  • Snapchat
  • Spuul
  • STV Player
  • SVT Play
  • Stirr
  • Telemundo
  • The Roku Channel
  • ThreeNow
  • Toon Goggles
  • tonton
  • Tubi
  • Tvigle
  • TVNZ OnDemand
  • tvyo
  • S4C Clic
  • UKTV Play
  • Veoh
  • Vevo
  • Viddsee
  • Vidio Free
  • Viki
  • Virgin Media Player
  • Voddler
  • Vudu
  • Vu it
  • VyRT
  • Xfinity Streampix
  • Xumo
  • YouTube (Kids)
  • YuppTV
  • Zenither TV
  • Acorn TV
  • Aha
  • ALTBalaji
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • AMC+
  • Ameba TV
  • AnimeLab
  • Apple TV+
  • APTN Lumi
  • BET+
  • Binge
  • Blim TV
  • BritBox
  • Brown Sugar
  • Canalplay
  • CBS All Access
  • C More Play
  • Club illico
  • Crave
  • Criterion Channel
  • Crunchyroll
  • CuriosityStream
  • DC Universe
    • Hotstar
  • Dplay
  • Epix Now
  • Eros Now
  • Fandor
  • Fox Nation
  • Foxtel Now
  • FunimationNow
  • Gaia
  • Globoplay
  • HBO Max
  • HBO Now
  • HIDIVE
  • Hillsong Channel Now
  • History Vault
  • Hulu
  • Icflix
  • Iflix
  • ITV Hub+
  • Kocowa
  • Live Now
  • Means TV
  • meWATCH
  • Motor Trend
  • Mubi
  • Neon
  • Netflix
  • Now TV
  • OutTVGO
  • Peacock Premium
  • Quickflix
  • Showmax
  • Showtime
  • Shudder
  • Sling TV
  • Sony LIV
  • Stan
  • Starz
  • SundanceNow
  • Sun NXT
  • TAPP TV
  • The Roku Channel
  • TIMvision
  • Toku
  • TV 2 Play
  • UMC
  • Vidio Premier
  • Viu
  • Voot
  • VRV
  • VVVVID
  • Wakanim
  • YouTube Premium
  • ZEE5
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • FandangoNOW
  • Google TV
  • iTunes Store
  • Microsoft Movies & TV
  • Nintendo eShop
    • PlayStation Video
  • Rakuten TV
  • Redbox
  • Sky Store
  • VidAngel
  • Vudu
  • YouTube Movies & TV
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling TV
  • ATA Football
  • B/R Live
  • beIN Sports Connect
  • Big Japan Pro Wrestling Core
  • DAZN
  • Wrestle Universe
  • Eleven Sports
  • ESPN Player
  • ESPN+
  • FITE TV
  • FuboTV
  • Honor Club
  • IMPACT! +Plus
  • Kayo Sports
  • MLB.tv
  • NBC Sports Gold
  • NBA League Pass
  • NBL TV
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling World
  • NFL Game Pass
  • OneSoccer
  • Sky Sport Now
  • Spark Sport
  • Sportsnet Now
  • TSN Direct
  • UFC Fight Pass
  • WWE Network
  • A&E
  • AHC Go
  • ABC
  • AMC Premiere
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cheddar
  • Cinemax On Demand
  • CMT
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Cooking Channel
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Go
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • DIY Network
  • DisneyNOW
  • Epix
  • Food Network
  • FOXNOW
  • Fox Sports Go
  • Foxtel Go
  • Freeform
  • FXNOW
  • Game Show Network
  • Hallmark TV
  • HBO Go
  • HGTV
  • History
  • ID Go
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • Max Go
  • Motortrend
  • MTV
  • Nat Geo TV
  • NBC (NBC, SYFY, MSNBC, CNBC, E!, Oxygen, USA, Telemundo, Bravo)
  • NBC Sports
  • Nick
  • Nick Jr.
  • NFL
  • OWN
  • Paramount Network
  • Pop Now
  • Reelz
  • Science Go
  • Sky Go
  • Sky Q
  • Smithsonian
  • Sundance TV
  • Watch TBS
  • TCM
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TVLand
  • Universal Kids
  • Vice TV
  • WE TV
  • 123Movies
  • dittoTV
  • DramaFever
  • FX+
  • Global Wrestling Network
  • go90
  • HOOQ
  • Lightbox
  • On Demand
  • Presto
  • Quibi
  • Seeso
  • Shomi
  • Sky On Demand
  • Sky Select
  • Viewster
  • WatchESPN
  • Vessel
  • Yahoo! Screen
  • Template:Australian streaming companies
  • Template:Video on Demand Services in Canada
  • Source: en.wikipedia.org


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