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U.S. Markets Rally Amid Hopes That Pandemic Spread is Slowing – Variety

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U.S. equities markets are beginning the week with a rally pushed by hopeful indicators that the unfold of the coronavirus outbreak could also be slowing in response to aggressive social distancing measures.

The Dow Jones Industrial Common shot up greater than 1,000 factors in early buying and selling Monday. That follows a 360-point loss on Friday that capped one other seesaw week for Wall Road.

The NASDAQ jumped greater than 300 factors whereas the S&P 500 was up greater than 100 factors.

AMC Networks led the checklist of media shares on the rise with a greater than 12% achieve within the first hour of buying and selling. AMC’s share worth has been practically reduce in half through the volatility of the previous few weeks. Different shares which were hammered due to Wall Road’s underlying uncertainty in regards to the enterprise additionally logged robust good points within the early going, notably Lionsgate (up 11%), Discovery (up 8%) and ViacomCBS (up 9%).

Bigger media congloms — Disney, Comcast and AT&T — notched good points within the 4%-5% vary. Apple was up practically 5% whereas Netflix, Fb and Amazon inched up within the 2%-4% vary.

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