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China has cracked down on Alibaba and its affiliate Ant Financial after Ma made critical comments about Chinese government regulators back in October. Ma hasn't made a public appearance in months, leading some to speculate that the Chinese Communist Party had Ma imprisoned or worse following his comments.
While Alibaba is far from out of the woods when it comes to the regulatory crackdown, CNBC reported Ma has simply been lying low and avoiding the public eye since his controversial comments. Benzinga does not provide investment advice.
All rights reserved. Two analysts are raising their price targets on Apple stock, with both taking note of strong demand for the new iPhone 12 phone lineup. PFE is dropping the big blue pill for something a bit more… science-y. The rebranding comes as Pfizer ticker: PFE completes a slimming-down that has seen it shed a range of businesses, to focus almost entirely on inventing and buying new drugs. A new year, a new addition to the stock portfolio — what can make more sense than that?
The right time to buy, of course, is when stocks are priced at the bottom. But the markets are up. With a market environment like that, finding stocks that are caught in the doldrums is harder than it looks.
That's where the Wall Street pros can lend a hand. Not to mention each has earned a Moderate or Strong Buy consensus rating. Esperion ESPR We will start with Esperion, a company that specializes in therapies for the treatment of elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels — a major factor contributing to heart disease. Bempedoic acid remains in clinical trials of its efficacy in risk reduction for cardiovascular disease. The trial, called CLEAR Outcomes, is a large-scale, long-term study, tracking more than 14, patients with top-line data expected in the second half of The study covers 1, locations in 32 countries around the world.
Esperion shares peaked last February, after the FDA approvals, but since then, the stock has declined. The offering gives the company a boost in available capital for further work on its development pipeline and its marketing efforts for bempedoic acid. We believe this financing should help put to rest concerns regarding Esperion's balance sheet. This growth trajectory suggests potential for a rapid acceleration when conditions improve," Messer wrote.
Intercept has a research pipeline based on FXR, a regulator of bile acid pathways in the hepatic system. The effect on the stock is still felt, and ICPT remains at its week low point. In reaction, in December of , Intercept announced major changes in top-level management, as CEO and President Mark Pruzanski announced he's stepping down effective January 1 of this year.
Pruzanski's dedication to transform the liver space is still strong, and that he will continue to guide ICPT's progress as an advisor and Board member. By November, however, even though remdesivir had been approved, the World Health Organization WHO was recommending against its use, and the COVID vaccines now on the market have made remdesivir irrelevant to the pandemic.
The company has been working, in conjunction with Galapagos GLPG , on development of filgotinib as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
Looking at the consensus breakdown, opinions from other analysts are more spread out. The analyst raised the volume estimate to 5. The analyst said the market has chosen to discount the value of Tesla compared to peers despite a range of high outcomes. It's hard to find a more innovative company, especially in the electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle markets said Jonas calling Tesla the best positioned. The stock was up 2. Deliveries are expected to begin in July , with roughly per year through , with Workhorse expected to deliver the remaining between and The deal adds much appeal to the Workhorse story.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the featured analyst. After a two-day meeting, Saudi Arabia shocked oil markets with a voluntary 1-million-barrel-per-day output cut.
Russia's deputy prime minister and energy minister, Alexander Novak, called the Saudi Arabia production cut "a great New Year present for the whole oil industry. SNOW could be headed for an avalanche of insider selling. Dow Futures 30, Nasdaq Futures 12, Russell Futures 1, Crude Oil Gold 1, Silver Vix CMC Crypto FTSE 6, Los Angeles' defence held the Grizzlies to Memphis built a point lead late in the second and held a lead at the break. Both appeared headed for return in the coming games, according to coach Frank Vogel.
Grizzlies: Valanciunas recorded his seventh straight double-double. Grizzlies: Host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. ATLANTA — Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation's turbulent election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.
Democrats need to win both races to seize the Senate majority — and, with it, control of the new Congress when Biden takes office in two weeks. President Donald Trump encouraged his loyalists to turn out in force even as he undermined the integrity of the electoral system by pressing unfounded claims of voter fraud to explain away his own defeat in Georgia.
As of late Tuesday night, it was too early to call the close races. The other election pitted year-old former business executive David Perdue, a Republican who held his Senate seat until his term expired on Sunday, against Democrat Jon Ossoff, a former congressional aide and journalist.
Biden and Trump campaigned for their candidates in person on the eve of the election, though some Republicans feared Trump may have confused voters by continuing to make wild claims of voter fraud as he tries to undermine Biden's victory. The president has assailed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, repeatedly for rejecting his fraud contentions and raised the prospect that some ballots might not be counted even as votes were being cast Tuesday afternoon.
State officials said there were no major problems with voting on Tuesday. About 7 in 10 agree with his false assertion that Biden was not the legitimately elected president, according to AP VoteCast, a survey of more than 3, voters in the runoff elections. Nearly all the legal challenges from Trump and his allies have been dismissed by judges, including two tossed by the Supreme Court, where three Trump-nominated justices preside.
AP VoteCast found that 6 in 10 Georgia voters say Senate party control was the most important factor in their vote. Even before Tuesday, Georgia had shattered its turnout record for a runoff with more than 3 million votes by mail or during in-person advance voting in December. Democrats counted on driving a huge turnout of African Americans, young voters, college-educated Georgians and women, all groups that helped Biden win the state. Republicans, meanwhile, have been focused on energizing their own base of white men and voters beyond the core of metro Atlanta.
If Republicans win either seat, Biden would be the first incoming president in more than a century to enter the Oval Office facing a divided Congress. In that case, he would have little shot for swift votes on his most ambitious plans to expand government-backed health care coverage, address racial inequality and combat climate change.
A Republican-controlled Senate also would create a rougher path to confirmation for Biden's Cabinet picks and judicial nominees. With many Republicans skeptical of the outcome even before the results were announced, Georgia Republican Party Chair David Shafer said the party was closely watching the vote counting.
Bynum reported from Savannah, Ga. Senate and the scope of President-elect Joe Biden's agenda. Republicans David Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler are trying to hold off strong challenges from their respective Democratic opponents, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, in a race where half a billion dollars was spent to shape the outcome. Half said they have no confidence at all in the vote count.
And the findings clearly demonstrate Trump's continued hold on the Republican base, something his fellow GOP politicians will contend with even after he leaves office. Early returns and turnout projections show why. Democrats were running stronger in the early voting than they did in November, and that had Republicans nervous. GOP strategists felt somewhat better Tuesday as they watched turnout in conservative counties where early voting had lagged the fall pace considerably.
Republicans also reported solid turnout in the outer ring of metro Atlanta, counties where Republicans still have troves of votes. But, as it goes in the era of Trump, Democratic turnout appeared to stay strong as well. Officials in Fulton County, the most populous in the state and home to Atlanta, said Election Day turnout there exceeded what it was in November. Turnout among Black voters, who trend overwhelmingly Democratic, was particularly strong statewide.
That adds up to a steep climb for Republicans. A few precincts had extended hours but there were no reports of hours-long lines or precincts that ran out of provisional paper ballots. Elections officials also took advantage of rules changes since November that allowed advance processing of absentee ballots — so they can be counted more quickly.
Kemp already was facing the prospect of a strong general election challenge from Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is expected to seek a rematch from her loss. She would come into the race with a boost from all her voter registration work that paid off with Biden's win and competitive Senate races.
But for Kemp, it now appears he has to shore up his standing in his own party before thinking about a general election. About 6 in 10 voters say they were contacted on behalf of Democratic candidates, compared with about half for Republican candidates. Overall, about 4 in 10 said they were contacted and responded with a pledge or commitment to vote. These voters were more likely to favour Ossoff and Warnock than Perdue and Loeffler. Those who have lived in the state for longer than 20 years leaned Republican, while those who have moved more recently favoured Democrats.
Bill Barrow, The Associated Press. Senate for the next two years. Early voting in the state easily shattered previous records, thanks in large part to the COVID pandemic curtailing public appetites for voting in person and the unprecedented fever that marks U.
Those votes were counted first, and since early voting tends to favour Democrats, Jon Ossoff and Rev. But with three quarters of the vote in hand, those margins disappeared entirely, with Perdue edging ahead of Ossoff by a single percentage point and Loeffler and Warnock quarrelling over the lead by a margin of fewer than 20, votes. As the night progressed, Loeffler and Perdue were maintaining modest advantages of two and three percentage points, respectively, but with a substantial number of ballots still to be tabulated in Democrat-leaning counties around Atlanta.
The scenario echoed November's protracted presidential drama, prompting a conspiratorial tweet late Tuesday from Donald Trump, who continues to make unfounded claims that his second term was stolen.
Indeed, the final results likely won't be clear before Wednesday, the very day Congress gathers to certify Joe Biden as president-elect, with legions of Donald Trump supporters already flooding D. Just one Republican win would deny Democrats a key prize: control of the legislative branch, which would provide a smoother path for Biden's presidential agenda.
Georgia, once a reliable Republican stronghold, is not the same place it was even a generation ago, said Charles Bullock, a political-science professor at the University of Georgia in Athens. Those are two groups that have grown tremendously," Bullock said. And what is taking place even more recently is that there have been increased numbers of each of these minority groups that are registering and are voting.
In the national capital, meanwhile, tensions continued to mount into the night as groups of Trump supporters made their way through downtown Washington, preparing for a day of protests against Biden's win.
They plan to flood the streets Wednesday as U. A strong Democratic showing in Georgia is liable to raise the temperature on D. He's doing battle with Perdue, the Republican incumbent whose first cousin Sonny is a former Georgia governor and Trump's secretary of agriculture. That's why I'm here," Trump said Monday during a get-out-the-vote rally in northern Georgia, a part of the state where Republicans hope to maintain a reliable base of support. This could be the most important vote you will ever cast for the rest of your life.
Johnny Isakson, who retired at the end of the year for health reasons. As an outspoken champion of progressive values like access to abortion, gay rights, Black Lives Matter and denouncing white privilege, Warnock has been a logical target for Republicans hoping to portray him as a poster boy for the "radical left.
Dicos will replace its conventional egg patty in items like breakfast burgers and bagels with the U. A physician who travelled to the Dominican Republic over the holidays has resigned from a group of experts that help guide the Ontario government's response to COVID Joseph's Health System.
In March, the Ministry of Health welcomed Stewart to the government's Command Table that was set up to provide strategic direction to the province about the novel coronavirus outbreak. Joseph's, said Stewart was on approved vacation from Dec. He said during that time Stewart travelled to the Dominican Republic. In the release, Stewart acknowledges the trip and urged people to avoid unnecessary travel.
In a separate release from the Niagara Health System, Stewart paid tribute to front-line staff. Earlier Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed disappointment in federal and provincial politicians who have travelled abroad, despite months of recommendations against non-essential travel. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. Branding is also about the way you want to exhibit your products or services. To become authentic and known as a legit brand, you have to grow the brand in the community, build connections, and also look into avenues of potential growth.
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