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GLOBAL MARKETS LIVE: Bayer, Huawei, Airbus, Occidental Petroleum…

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08/09/2019 | 09:46am EDT

It is a quiet month on markets. The news is shrinking rapidly as the bulk of quarterly results are behind us: 85% of S&P500 and 70% of Stoxx Europe 600 companies have published their results since the beginning of July. The upcoming fortnight is traditionally quiet for companies, but you should always be wary of the macroeconomy in August. US stock-index futures decline amid mixed global markets.

US MARKETS:

S&P 500 futures down 0.5% to 2,926.50
Brent futures up 0.7% to $57.79/bbl
Gold spot up 0.1% to $1,502.89
US Dollar Index down 0.1% to 97.54

GLOBAL NEWS:

Earnings season. Carl Zeiss Meditec, Innogy, Novo Nordisk, WPP, William Hill, Bridgestone, Taiwan Semiconductor, Japan Post, Sands China or Mediatek are among companies reporting earnings today.

Overview of quarterly earnings. In the United States, disappointment on Uber's quarterly results, which fell after the session after having increased its losses, while Activision Blizzard did better than expected. Innogy's results at half mast, but objectives confirmed. Novo Nordisk raises its 2019 forecast. Carl Zeiss Meditec slightly raises its sales target. The organic decline in WPP is more modest than expected.

Huawei presents Harmony. The United States has so far waived special trade licenses with Huawei. At the same time, the Chinese giant unveiled its future operating system. The system, called "Harmony OS", was presented by Executive Director Richard Yu at a group conference in Dongguan.

79 net orders in 2019 for Airbus. At the end of the first seven months of the year, Airbus claimed 246 gross orders but only 79 net orders, for 458 deliveries. 2019 is an atypical year in which the manufacturer has already recorded 167 order cancellations, partly because some customers have opted for larger capacity aircraft but also because carriers have experienced economic difficulties. Airbus recorded 40 cancellations for the A220 (programme bought from Bombardier) and 44 for the A350 (mainly because of Etihad).

Round-Up, the return. Bayer would be willing to pay $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 claims filed in the United States against Monsanto's herbicide, according to information obtained by Bloomberg. The stock jumped on the stock market, a sign that the market believes that the German would get away with such a large sum.  However, a few hours later, the Bayer group denied it. "Such an assertion (relating to a regulation) is pure fiction. We did not even mention compensation in our mediation discussions," replied Ken Feinberg, mediator in this case since the end of May.

Heavy oil. Occidental Petroleum completed the purchase of Anadarko for $38 billion, paving the way for Total to complete the purchase of Anadarko's African assets. The operation creates a new heavy truck sector in the United States.

The ogre Broadcom. As rumors suggested, Broadcom bought its corporate business from Symantec for $10.7 billion. Broadcom, which comes from the semiconductor world, has started a diversification in software by buying CA Inc last year for $18.9 billion. The group is also looking at Tibco. He had failed to buy Qualcomm, after a veto by the American authorities.

Ahold-Delhaize-Kroger. Bernstein believes that a merger between Ahold Delhaize and Kroger now makes more sense, without having any specific indication on this subject. The engineering firm published a note in response to investor requests after yesterday's curious stock market moves, reminding us that it has been favoring this scenario for a long time.

In other news. Malaysia has prosecuted 17 current and former managers of Goldman Sachs divisions involved in the 1MDB scandal. UniCredit's President, Fabrizio Saccomanni, passed away suddenly. Conzzeta will pay an exceptional coupon of CHF 30 per registered A and CHF 6 per registered B. Santhera's CFO resigns.
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AIRBUS SE 0.92% 123.52 End-of-day quote.46.15%
BAYER 1.52% 67 End-of-day quote.0.00%
BRIDGESTONE CORP 0.77% 4305 End-of-day quote.4.46%
BROADCOM 7.83% 234.76 End-of-day quote.0.00%
CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG 1.16% 104.5 Delayed Quote.51.24%
CONZZETA AG 0.70% 864 Delayed Quote.10.53%
DINGLONG CULTURE CO LTD End-of-day quote.
DJ INDUSTRIAL -0.19% 27094.79 Delayed Quote.16.22%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC -0.85% 215.23 Delayed Quote.29.95%
INNOGY SE -0.44% 44.77 Delayed Quote.10.41%
JAPAN POST HOLDINGS CO LTD 0.97% 1038 End-of-day quote.-17.03%
LONDON BRENT OIL 2.03% 64.79 Delayed Quote.25.71%
MEDIATEK INC. End-of-day quote.
NASDAQ 100 0.17% 7901.792115 Delayed Quote.24.63%
NASDAQ COMP. 0.07% 8182.879231 Delayed Quote.23.37%
NOVO NORDISK AS 1.07% 349.45 Delayed Quote.15.58%
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION 2.62% 45.79 Delayed Quote.-26.44%
S&P 500 0.00% 3006.79 Delayed Quote.19.94%
SANDS CHINA -1.51% 4.237 Delayed Quote.16.59%
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MFG. CO. LTD. End-of-day quote.
UBER TECHNOLOGIES INC -1.28% 33.82 Delayed Quote.0.00%
US DOLLAR INDEX -0.20% 98.36 End-of-day quote.1.73%
WILLIAM HILL -0.49% 183.8 Delayed Quote.19.16%
WPP GROUP 0.45% 1010 Delayed Quote.18.77%

Romain Fournier
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