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European stocks lifted by stronger commodity share prices: Auris Medical Holding AG (EARS), Diana Shipping (DSX), GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (GWPH), Intelsat SA (I), ArcelorMittal SA (MT)

Dec 24 European shares rose on Thursday, boosted by a rise in the shares of commodity companies which climbed on the back of a further rebound in oil prices.

Britain’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index rose 0.3 percent. In continental Europe, Spain’s IBEX advanced 0.7 percent while France’s CAC edged down 0.1 percent.

Germany’s DAX stock market was closed, while other markets were due to have a half-day for the Christmas holiday period.

Oil majors such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell climbed by around 1 percent, as U.S. crude prices rose for a fourth straight session.

 

Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:EARS) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of novel products for the treatment of inner ear disorders. Auris Medical Holding AG  are trading 38.08% above their 52 week low price after the last close and -41.68% below the 52 week high. Its latest closing price was below -9.29% from the average-price of 200 days while it kept its distance from the SMA50 at 18.10% and 21.59% compared with the SMA 20.
Shares of Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) were 28.57% off 52 week lows as of the latest close and -45.59% below the 52 week high. Its latest closing price was down -30.06% from the average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the SMA 50 at -14.78% and 11.12% compared with the SMA 20. Diana Shipping Inc. provides shipping transportation services. The company transports dry bulk cargoes, including commodities, such as iron ore, coal, grain, and other materials in shipping routes worldwide.

GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ:GWPH) a biopharmaceutical company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing cannabinoid prescription medicines. The stock’s latest price traded at 7.66% off 52 week lows after the closing bell and was -47.95% behind its 52 week high. Its latest closing price was -31.71% below the SMA200 while the distance from the SMA 50 and SMA 20 was -14.32% and -10.34% respectively.

Intelsat SA (NYSE:I) is trading 22.13% higher than the 52 week low price and -75.17% above the 52 week high. The stock’s latest closing price was -50.01% above from the average-price of 200 days while it kept its distance from the SMA50 at -17.49% and 6.52% compared with the SMA 20. Intelsat SA through its subsidiaries, provides satellite communications services worldwide.

ArcelorMittal SA (ADR) (NYSE:MT) together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated steel and mining company worldwide. The company operates through five segments: NAFTA; Europe; Brazil and Neighboring Countries (Brazil); Africa & Commonwealth of Independent States (ACIS); and Mining.  so far this year has moved down -57.42% and its monthly performance stands at -6.30%. The stock was up 24.26% from its 52 week low and was -61.42% below the 52 week high. Its latest closing price was down -43.14% from the average-price of 200 days while it kept its distance from the SMA50 at -8.00% and 9.32% compared with the SMA 20.