On Friday, Shares of IHS Markit Ltd (NASDAQ:INFO), added -0.79% and closed at $36.41 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $36.26 and $36.83. The company’s Market capitalization is $15.30 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 180.16 Billion. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $26.01 and reached to max level of $37.83. Territory controlled by the Islamic State shrunk by 16 percent in the first nine months of 2016, according to new analysis released recently by IHS Markit (INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.
In 2015, the Islamic State’s caliphate shrunk from 90,800 km2 to 78,000 km2, a net loss of 14 percent. In the first nine months of 2016, that territory shrunk again by a further 16 percent. As of 3 October 2016, the Islamic State controls roughly 65,500 km2 in Iraq and Syria, which is roughly the size of Sri Lanka.
IHS Conflict Monitor released its last territory report in July 2016. As of 4 July 2016, the Islamic State controlled roughly 68,300 km2 in Iraq and Syria, about the size of Ireland.
“The Islamic State’s territorial losses since July are relatively modest in scale, but unprecedented in their planned significance”, said Columb Strack, senior analyst and head of the IHS Conflict Monitor. “The loss of direct road access to cross-border smuggling routes into Turkey severely restricts the group’s ability to recruit new fighters from abroad, while the Iraqi government is poised to launch its offensive on Mosul.”
The Islamic State’s losses in Syria over the last three months have been concentrated in northern Aleppo province, where Turkish proxy groups have pushed the jihadists back to around 10km from the border with Turkey. In Iraq, government forces have secured Qayyarah Airbase in Iraq’s Nineveh province, a critical staging area for the anticipated offensive to liberate Mosul.
Shares of Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE:SPG), added 0.17% and closed at $196.81 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $195.89 and $200.29. The company’s Market capitalization is $61.84 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 314.22 Million. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $176.10 and reached to max level of $229.10. Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, recently declared the second year of a national engagement with Susan G. Komen®, pledging to donate $1 million each year for the next two years to support the fight against breast cancer*. More than 180 participating Simon Malls, The Mills® and Simon Premium Outlets® nationwide will encourage employees, retailers and shoppers to make a bigger, bolder impact in the fight against breast cancer by participating in Simon-sponsored activities throughout the month of October.
“Based on the success we practiced with the 2015 campaign, Simon is happy to be increasing our pledge of support to Susan G. Komen in 2016,” said Krystal Zell, Senior Vice President of Field Marketing for Simon. “Through the More Than Pink movement, we are throwing our support behind Komen’s Bold Aim of reducing current breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent in the next ten years.”
“We are delighted to see our partnership with the dedicated people at Simon grow stronger,” said Dr. Judy Salerno, Komen President and CEO. “Simon’s commitment to our More Than Pink movement assists move us closer to our mission and achieving our Bold Aim. The support of Simon and their customers will assist us fund research, provide support to women, men and families suffering from breast cancer and play a key role in bringing our mission to people in communities across the country.”