Photronics Q3 Profit Climbs, Tops View; Issues Q4 Forecast

This Is How Many People Have Died From COVID-19 in Each State

Since the first death attributable to COVID-19 was reported in the United States on Feb. 29, 2020, an estimated 621,308 Americans have died — and as the delta variant spreads, that number continues to grow.

Adjusting for population, no state has reported more coronavirus deaths than New Jersey. Since the pandemic began, New Jersey has reported a total of 26,731 deaths — or 300 for every 100,000 people. Per capita deaths attributable to the virus are also high in New York, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In each of these places, the death rate stands at at least 260 per 100,000 people.

For context, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 190 deaths for every 100,000 people.

To date, Hawaii has reported the fewest coronavirus deaths on a per capita basis. There have been an estimated 39 COVID-19 deaths across the state for every 100,000 people since the pandemic began.

Though it is not always the case, states with higher than average COVID-19 deaths per capita are often also home to larger high-risk populations. One such group is retirement-age Americans, who are at least 90 times more likely to die from the virus if infected than those in the 18 to 29 age group. Nationwide, 16.5% of the population fall into that age group.

All COVID-19 data used in the story is current as of August 23, 2021.

Yamaha’s Aerox 155 to be seen on Indian roads soon

Yamaha has said it will be putting greater emphasis on the 150-250cc segment in India and is gearing up to launch the Aerox 155 in our market. The bike maker recently received type-approval for the maxi-style scooter, indicating an imminent launch.

The Aerox gets a 155cc VVA engine, based on the R15 V3’s motor. Overseas, the scooter makes 15.36hp at 8,000rpm and 13.9Nm at 6,500rpm, while the Indian version will make 14.96hp at the same 8,000rpm. For comparison, the R15 produces 18.63hp and 14.1Nm.

The Aerox has an underbone design, with a prominent spine section, unlike some of its rivals like the Aprilia SXR 160 which has a step-through design with a flat floorboard. The Yamaha also gets a large 25-litre underseat storage space. It is well-equipped overseas, coming with digital instrumentation, keyless operation, LED lighting, a charging socket and Bluetooth connectivity.

If pricing in markets abroad is anything to go by, the Aerox should cost around ₹20,000 less than the R15 V3, placing it at around the ₹1.35 lakh mark. This will make it one of the most expensive petrol-powered scooters in India. For reference, the Aprilia SXR 160 costs ₹1.27 lakh. (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi)

Pre-market Movers: VRPX, GLG, PTIX, GLBS, AMYT, ALC…

The following are some of the stocks making big moves in Wednesday’s pre-market trading (as of 5.32 A.M. EDT).

In the Green

Virpax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (VRPX) is up over 45% at $22.27

TD Holdings, Inc. (GLG) is up over 41% at $1.05

Protagenic Therapeutics, Inc. (PTIX) is up over 20% at $2.16

Globus Maritime Limited (GLBS) is up over 10% at $2.95

Amryt Pharma plc (AMYT) is up over 9% at $11.95

Alcon Inc. (ALC) is up over 9% at $78.25

Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (WISA) is up over 8% at $3.43

Sesen Bio, Inc. (SESN) is up over 7% at $1.62

NanoVibronix, Inc. (NAOV) is up over 6% at $3.13

Bit Brother Limited (BTB) is up over 6% at $1.10

In the Red

Tiziana Life Sciences PLC (TLSA) is down over 8% at $1.60

Helbiz, Inc. (HLBZ) is down over 6% at $7.18

Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NYMX) is down over 5% at $1.83

Precipio, Inc. (PRPO) is down over 4% at $2.72

How 2 Jewish Sisters Built a Cultural Oasis During World War II

In “The Sisters of Auschwitz,” a best seller in the Netherlands for more than two years, Roxane van Iperen writes about the way Janny and Lien Brilleslijper staged their own form of resistance.

By Nina Siegal

Motorcyclist killed in crash at Colfax and Broadway on Wednesday

A motorcycle driver was killed after a crash at a key intersection in the heart of downtown Denver Wednesday morning.

Denver police said a motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene after a one-vehicle crash at Colfax Avenue and Broadway. The collision occurred before 4:15 a.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Since Thanksgiving of 2020, there have been 11 car crashes or instances of crime involving a car at this intersection, according to data provided by the Denver Police Department.

The identity of the driver has not yet been released.

Opinion | A Right-Wing Shock Jock Could Become California’s Governor

By Farhad Manjoo

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Photronics Q3 Profit Climbs, Tops View; Issues Q4 Forecast

Photronics, Inc. (PLAB), a provider of photomask technologies and solutions, reported Wednesday that its third-quarter net income attributable was $17.1 million or $0.28 per share, higher than last year’s $10.8 million or $0.17 per share.

Third -quarter revenue was $170.6 million, up 8% compared with the same quarter last year. Revenues grew 7% sequentially.

On average, three analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $0.22 per share on revenues of $168.33 million. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

Looking ahead for the fourth quarter, Photronics expects attributable net income to be between $0.21 and $0.29 per share and revenue to be between $171 million and $179 million. Analysts expect earnings of $0.25 on revenues of $174.1 million.

Peter Kirlin, chief executive officer, said, “As the leading merchant photomask manufacturer, we expect our business to continue to grow throughout the balance of this year, and remain on track to deliver on our long-term target model objectives.”

In pre-market activity on Nasdaq, Photronics shares were gaining around 3 percent to trade at $14.