Vaccines and new stimulus package enliven Wall Street

On an economic level, the highlight of the day goes to a new possible stimulus package in the United States, of US $ 908 billion proposed by Congress.

Lucas Jackson / Reuters

The three main indices of the New York Stock Exchange ended this Tuesday upwards, prolonging the trend that registered in the opening of trading. Market sentiment was driven by the vaccine against the new coronavirus and a possible new economic stimulus package in the United States.

Industrial Dow Jones advanced 0,63% to 29.823,92 points; the S&P 500 gained 1,08%, to 3.660,91 points; and the technological Nasdaq gained 1,28%, to 12.355,11 points.

Regarding the vaccine, the European entity, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), announced that it may end the evaluation of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine on December 29, and that of Moderna on January 12, 2021. .

In light of this news, Pfizer's shares rose 3%, while Moderna's and BioNTech's fell 12% and 10%, respectively.

On an economic level, the highlight of the day goes to a new possible stimulus package in the United States, of US $ 908 billion proposed by Congress. THE speaker Congressional lower house Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary of State Steven Mnuchin are expected to resume negotiations on the stimulus package.

In companies, the highlight was the 15% drop in Zoom Video Communications, which sells the video conferencing platform, Zoom. The actions were penalized because, although the company recorded results above expectations, he warned that the last quarter of the year could be agitated.

Financial services firm RBC cut Zoom's target share price from $ 600 to $ 550.

In raw materials, the barrel of Brent loses 1,09%, to $ 47,36 and, in the United States, WTI yields 1,74%, to $ 44,55.

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