Despite uncertainties, investors kept hopes high on a COVID-related economic stimulus this week. Riding on the positive sentiments from last week, major US indexes made steady gains throughout the last five trading days. Meanwhile, higher oil prices provided a solid boost to petroleum stocks this week. Both ExxonMobil and Chevron registered 9% gains.
Six companies made their public debut this week. Sports streaming platform fuboTV was the most noted. The company uplisted from OTC market at a share price of $10 and the stock closed its first day at $10.58. The other IPOs were — Presidio Property Trust, Aziyo Biologics, Spruce Biosciences, Shattuck Labs, and Kronos Bio.
The Q4 earnings season kick starts next week, with major banks reporting quarterly financial results, starting Tuesday. Investors will be keenly watching how banks performed in a low interest environment. The quarterly results and market commentary from United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are also likely to move the markets in the upcoming days.
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The following are notable companies which have reported their earnings last week. In case if you have missed to catch up on their performance, click the respective links to skim through the transcripts to glean more insights.
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JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) reported third quarter 2020 earnings results today. Total operating revenues declined 76% year-over-year to $492 million. The company reported a net loss of $393 million,
Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) reported stronger than expected earnings and sales for the third quarter of 2020. The company's stock gained early Tuesday immediately after the announcement. Worldwide
Bringing fresh optimism to the virus-hit market, U.S jobless claims for the week ended October 17 slipped to the lowest level since the onset of the pandemic, in a sign