Daqo New Energy Slips 5%

Boulder woman, two children found safe after they “abruptly disappeared”

The Boulder Police Department said the woman and her two children who “abruptly disappeared” from their north Boulder home Wednesday night have been found safe.

Boulder police were called about 10 p.m. Wednesday after Laura A. McCall, 40, and her 7-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son went missing; they were last heard from about 6 p.m.

Addentax Volatility Continues; Stock Jumps 38%

Shares of Addentax Group Corp. (ATXG) are surging over 38% on Thursday morning, as the Chinese logistics service provider volatile trading continues.

ATXG is currently trading at $6.60, up $1.82 or 38.08%, on the Nasdaq.

Addentax Group operates as a logistic service provider in China and the United States. It operates through four segments: Garment Manufacturing, Logistics Services, Property Management and Subleasing, and Epidemic Prevention Supplies.

Addentax closed a $25 million offering and listed its shares to Nasdaq on August 31. The stock has been highly volatile since then, hitting an all-time high of $656.54 during its debut session and an all-time low of $3.81 on September 14.

DraftKings Shares Continue Positive Trend

Shares of DraftKings Inc. (DKNG) are up more than 5 percent on Thursday morning trade, continuing a gain since September 13. The stock movement seems to be not influenced by any corporate announcements on the day.

Currently, shares are at $19.55, up 6.22 percent from the previous close of $18.40 on a volume of 13,139,788.

Edwards Lifesciences Gains On FDA Approval For Pascal Precision Trancatheter Valve Repair System

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) shares are trading more than 3 percent on Thursday morning after the company announced that it received FDA approval for its PASCAL Precision transcatheter valve repair system for the treatment of patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation.

Currently, shares are at $97.05, up 3.11 percent from the previous close of $94.12 on a volume of 616,649.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II Dies At 96

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has died.

The longest-serving British monarch died at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeen, Scotland, Thursday.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

The Queen, who came to the throne in 1952, died at the age of 96 after reigning for seven decades.

The Union flag on top of the palace was lowered to half-mast in respect of the head of the state.

Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son Charles succeeds her to the throne and as the new King of 14 Commonwealth realms.

In a statement, King Charles said, “The death of my beloved mother Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.”

“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world,” he added.

European Economics Preview: Eurozone Foreign Trade Data Due

Foreign trade data from the euro area is due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.

At 2.00 am ET, Destatis is scheduled to issue Germany’s wholesale prices for August. Prices are forecast to climb 0.5 percent on month, reversing a 0.4 percent fall in July.

In the meantime, external trade figures are due from Norway.

At 2.45 am ET, the French statistical office Insee is set to release final consumer and harmonized prices for August. According to preliminary estimate, consumer price inflation eased to 5.8 percent from 6.1 percent in July.

At 5.00 am ET, Eurostat is slated to publish Eurozone foreign trade and labor cost data. The trade deficit is seen at EUR 20.0 billion in July versus -EUR 24.6 billion in June.

Also, Greece unemployment data is due for the second quarter. The jobless rate was 13.8 percent in the first quarter.

30% Fall In US Covid Positive Cases In Last Fortnight

Known coronavirus positive cases in the United States have fallen significantly in the last two weeks, by 30 percent, according to the New York Times’ latest data.

A 6 percent fall was recorded in Covid casualties in the country during the same period.

With 937 additional deaths reporting on Wednesday, the total number of people losing their lives due to coronavirus infection in the country has risen to 1,052,233, as per Johns Hopkins University’s latest data.

103473 new infections on the same day took the total U.S. Covid cases to 95,492,534.

Georgia reported the most number of deaths – 150 – while Pennsylvania recorded most cases – 17,506.

2459 additional deaths were reported globally on Tuesday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,520,681.

93,570,146 people have so far recovered from the disease, the Worldometer tally shows.

U.S. hospitals reported a 11 percent decrease in the number of Covid patients in the last two weeks. The number of I.C.U. admissions due to the worse stage of the viral disease has fallen by 8 percent.

U.S. Covid hospitalizations fell to 33,552. 4,079 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units.

The nation’s current test positivity rate is 13 percent.

Meanwhile, World Health Organization said the end of the pandemic is in sight. “We are not there yet. But the end is in sight,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.

Daqo New Energy Slips 5%

Shares of Chinese photovoltaics company Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ) are down 5 percent on Thursday’s trading, continuing their descent since the past few days. DQ seems to be in tandem with the U.S stock market, which is in the red early morning.

Currently at $58.87, the stock has traded between $32.20 and $81.10 during the past 52 weeks.