S&P 500 futures up 0.2% to 3,019.50
Brent Futures up 0.9% to $65.16/bbl
Gold spot down 0.02% to $1,430.53
US Dollar Index up 0.06% to 98.11GLOBAL NEWS:Earnings season. Airbus
, BNP Paribas
, Credit Suisse
and many others in Europe. Qualcomm
, American Tower
, General Electric
, Automatic Data Processing
, CME Group
, Dominion Energy
or Simon Property
in the United States.Overview of corporate results:
is reassuring with rather solid results and prospects at the top of the expectations range, even if iPhone sales are under surveillance, which does not prevent the stock from progressing after the session. For Samsung
, the reading is less favorable with a significant drop in profits. Amgen
have also published good figures. Swiss Re
far exceeds expectations, while Credit Suisse
is above consensus. Fiat Chrysler
publishes above expectations thanks to the United States. General Electric is raising its forecasts.
-In Europe, Air France KLM
and BNP Paribas
reassured with results that contrasted with those of their counterparts. Vinci
also received a warm welcome for their quarterly reports, and to a lesser extent those of Mersen, LafargeHolcim
and M6 Métropole Télévision. Heavy disappointments on the other hand on Manitou and Bic. L'Oréal
lost 3% due to slower organic growth, slightly below 7%. Fresh welcome also for the figures of X-Fab
. In Europe, Umicore
shine after their results, with gains of more than 3.5%. Glanbia
sinks after a warning, while Lloyds' figures disappoint.EssilorLuxottica acquires GrandVision.
It is official, EssilorLuxottica
will buy back the 76.72% held by HAL in GrandVision
on the basis of EUR 28 per share, and will launch a takeover bid on the balance of the shares. The price will be revised upwards to EUR 28.42 if the acquisition is not completed within 12 months of the announcement. The network is thus valued at 5.5 billion. GrandVision provides 7200 stores and online outlets in more than 40 countries, with 37,000 employees and annual sales of 3.7 billion.A contract and a funeral.
In line with rumors, Air France-KLM
has placed a firm order for 60 A220-300s from Airbus to replace its A318s and A319s from 2021, while removing its A380s from service.In other news.
New Delhi prohibits Anheuser-Busch Inbev
from selling beer on its territory for three years on a tax evasion case. Roche is once again extending its offer period for Spark Therapeutics. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange closed earlier than expected due to a storm warning. Nestlé
is investing CHF 99 million to increase production in Indonesia. Audi's former boss is going to be tried for fraud in the dieselgate case.