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US News Price fireworks in the pharmaceutical industry: Dow Jones closes in the plus

23:45  14 september  2020
23:45  14 september  2020 Source:   finanzen.net

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At the start of the week, US investors were in a buying mood.

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The Dow Jones ended the first trading day of the week with a strong plus of 1.18 percent to 27,992.64 points.

mergers and acquisitions heated the mood on Wall Street on Monday. In addition, hopes of a soon available corona vaccine raised the mood. Against this background, investors mainly took advantage of the technology stocks that are sensitive to the economy.

Especially in the pharmaceutical industry, investors burned off a fireworks display. The shares of Immunomedics almost doubled after the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences put a correspondingly high offer on the table: It is offering the biotech company a total of around $ 21 billion in cash, which corresponds to $ 88 per share. With the transaction, Gilead intends to strengthen its cancer therapies. The Gilead shares quickly made up for initial losses and recently rose by a good two percent.

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In the Immunomedics competitor Seattle Genetics , the shareholders could also look forward to a significant plus. Here, the cooperation with the pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co in the further development of two cancer drugs ensured smiling faces. To this end, Merck & Co is investing a billion dollars in Seattle Genetics.

Pfizer also went up. However, it was not a takeover that boosted the mood here, but the announcement that the pharmaceutical company wants to expand a corona vaccine study together with its cooperation partner BioNTech . The Biontech papers listed in New York rose by around four percent.

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