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Romain Fournier

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Having worked in the British, French and Swiss financial press, Romain is able to report on local and international issues, as comfortable in French as in the language of Shakespeare, Romain Fournier leads the editorial team at Marketscreener. Fine connoisseur of the English-speaking markets, Romain delivers an editorial every day on US and UK markets.

Global markets live: Best Buy, Diageo, Mastercard, Pfizer, Qualcomm...

07/28/2022 | 12:17pm EDT

Everyday, the MarketScreener team selects the most important news about listed companies across the world. Here is a short recap for your convenience (The list is updated during the day):




Corporate results:

  • Anheuser-Busch Inbev: Q2 adjusted Ebitda looks a bit below expectations.
  • Banco Santander: Q2 earnings come in slightly higher than expected at €2.35bn.
  • Best Buy - The electronics retailer issued a warning on its annual results due to a decline in customer spending with inflation.
  • Carlyle reported a 34% increase in second quarter distributable earnings due to asset disposals.
  • Comcast said subscriber growth in its broadband and streaming business in the second quarter was flat, sending the stock down about 6% in pre-market trading.
  • Diageo: The British company posted a 21.4% increase in sales for the year ended June.
  • Ford on Wednesday reported better-than-expected second-quarter net income and confirmed its earnings outlook for the year, adding that it is "actively considering" ways to offset rising costs. The carmaker's stock was up more than 5% in premarket trading.
  • HeidelbergCement: The cement maker cuts its earnings outlook due to high energy costs.
  • Hershey raised its annual forecast for adjusted earnings and sales growth.
  • Linde raised its full-year profit forecast thanks to higher prices despite a difficult environment and its withdrawal from the Russian market.
  • Mastercard reported a jump in second-quarter profit as increased cross-border spending driven by a strong recovery in foreign travel more than offset higher costs.
  • Merck reported higher-than-expected second-quarter profit and revenue, thanks to strong sales of its Keytruda cancer treatment.
  • Meta Platforms announced gloomy forecasts on Wednesday evening after reporting a drop in quarterly revenue for the first time, amid the threat of a global recession and increased competitive pressure on its advertising sales. Facebook's parent company's stock was down 5.2% in after-hours trading.
  • Nestlé: Organic revenue growth reached 8.1% in the first half of the year to CHF 45.6 billion. Annual growth forecast is raised, but profitability will be at the lower end of the range.
  • Pfizer reported 78% growth in quarterly profit and reaffirmed sales guidance of $54 billion in 2022 for its COVID-19 vaccine and oral treatment. The stock is up 1.8% in pre-market trading.
  • Qualcomm expects fourth-quarter revenue to fall short of market expectations due to an expected slowdown in the economy and demand for smartphones. The semiconductor maker's stock was down 3.9% before the open.
  • Samsung Electronics: Second quarter results came in below consensus expectations.
  • Shell: The oil major generated $11.5 billion in profits in Q2.
  • Solvay: The chemical company raises its 2022 targets after a first half considered solid.
  • Southwest was down 5% in premarket trading after reporting quarterly results.
  • Volkswagen: Q2 adjusted operating profit is fairly well above expectations.


In other news:

  • CNOOC exploits shale oil in an exploration well in the South China Sea.
  • China will raise $148 billion to bail out its developers.
  • Rivian is cutting its workforce by 6%.
  • Spirit on Thursday accepted a $3.8 billion bid from rival JetBlue, a deal that will create the fifth-largest U.S. airline. Spirit's stock rose 4 percent in premarket trading and Jetblue's 1.1 percent.
  • The FDA approved GSK's Benlysta for kidney disease in children aged 5 to 17.


Today's main earnings report: Apple, Amazon, Nestle, Mastercard, Samsung Electronics, Pfizer, Merck, Thermo Fisher, L'Oreal, TotalEnergies, Sanofi, Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Diageo, Volkswagen... All the agenda here.

© MarketScreener.com 2022
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AMAZON.COM, INC. 3.15% 118.01 Delayed Quote.-29.22%
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV -0.26% 47.34 Real-time Quote.-10.96%
APPLE INC. -1.27% 149.84 Delayed Quote.-14.54%
BANCO SANTANDER, S.A. 0.29% 2.438 Delayed Quote.-17.09%
BEST BUY CO., INC. 3.10% 67.44 Delayed Quote.-33.62%
CARLYLE SECURED LENDING, INC. 0.97% 12.53 Delayed Quote.-9.61%
CNOOC LIMITED 1.17% 9.5 Delayed Quote.19.30%
COMCAST CORPORATION 2.97% 31.16 Delayed Quote.-38.09%
DIAGEO PLC -0.89% 3823 Delayed Quote.-5.28%
FORD MOTOR COMPANY 2.27% 12.18 Delayed Quote.-41.36%
GSK PLC 1.90% 1341.6 Delayed Quote.-18.37%
HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG -0.61% 40.75 Delayed Quote.-31.54%
HERSHEY CREAMERY COMPANY, INC. 29.52% 4300 Delayed Quote.53.82%
L'ORÉAL -0.18% 325.15 Real-time Quote.-22.02%
LINDE 0.00%End-of-day quote.1.52%
MASTERCARD, INC. 1.29% 290.18 Delayed Quote.-19.24%
MERCK & CO., INC. 1.10% 86.78 Delayed Quote.13.23%
META PLATFORMS, INC. 5.36% 141.61 Delayed Quote.-57.90%
NESTLÉ S.A. -0.53% 105.76 Delayed Quote.-16.57%
PFIZER, INC. 0.77% 44.43 Delayed Quote.-24.76%
QUALCOMM, INC. -1.17% 118.93 Delayed Quote.-34.19%
RIVIAN AUTOMOTIVE, INC. 3.82% 35.08 Delayed Quote.-66.17%
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. -2.40% 52900 End-of-day quote.-32.44%
SANOFI 1.63% 78.71 Real-time Quote.-11.14%
SHELL PLC 0.78% 2261 Delayed Quote.39.41%
SOLVAY SA 1.93% 80.38 Real-time Quote.-21.35%
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO. 2.95% 32.43 Delayed Quote.-24.30%
SPIRIT REALTY CAPITAL, INC. 2.42% 38.05 Delayed Quote.-21.04%
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC 1.80% 517.83 Delayed Quote.-22.39%
TOTALENERGIES SE -1.43% 47.16 Real-time Quote.5.67%
VOLKSWAGEN AG 0.85% 137.9 Delayed Quote.-22.30%