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: Netflix, Vale, Procter & Gamble, L'Oréal, IBM...

04/20/2022 | 11:42am EDT

Every day, the MarketScreener team selects the most important news about listed companies around the world.




Corporate results:

  • Netflix announced Tuesday evening that it lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter, the first time this has happened in more than a decade, and said it expects this trend to continue in the second quarter.
  • Vale: Brazilian group's iron ore production comes in below expectations in Q1.
  • Procter & Gamble raised its annual revenue forecast on Wednesday, as demand for consumer staples remained strong despite a rate increase.
  • Baker Hughes  reported an increase in first-quarter profit from the same period a year ago, as soaring commodity prices supported drilling activity and demand for oilfield services.
  • Danone: Targets confirmed after Q1 figures show organic growth of 7.1%, slightly more robust than expected.
  • L'Oréal: Q1 organic growth better than expected.
  • ASML: Q2 revenues will be between €5.1 and €5.3 billion, below expectations due to production constraints. Q1 exceeded expectations and backlog is strong.
  • Credit Suisse: The bank expects a loss in Q1, after CHF 700m of provisions taken on ongoing litigation.
  • Heineken: Q1 sales volumes are better than expected.
  • International Business Machines: Quarterly results are slightly stronger than expected, despite Russia exit.
  • Just Eat Takeaway: Q1 orders are below expectations, the company lowered its full-year guidance and is pondering on the future of GrubHub.
  • Omnicom - The advertising group posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
  • Anthem - The health insurance company raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast on Wednesday, helped by strong results from its Medicaid division.
  • Abbott reported a 36% increase in first-quarter profit on Wednesday, buoyed by demand for its Omicron variant coronavirus tests.


In other news:

  • Apparently, big investment funds are reluctant to write Elon Musk a blank check for Twitter. Musk posted on Twitter Tuesday the message "___is night" after announcing last week a $43 billion hostile takeover bid for the social network.
  • Dufry and Autogrill are reportedly thinking about merging, according to Bloomberg.
  • Royal DSM sells its Protective Materials division to Avient for €1.44 billion.
  • Ramsay Health Care received a takeover offer of AUD 88 per share from a consortium led by KKR.
  • Deliveroo appeals its conviction for concealed work in France.
  • Avient - The specialty polymer materials maker said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with DSM to buy its protective materials division for $1.48 billion.
  • Uber, Lyft - The two VTC services specialists lifted mask requirements for drivers and passengers in the United States on Tuesday.
  • Alphabet-owned YouTube announced Wednesday that it has blocked the account of John Lee, Beijing's candidate to become the next chief executive in Hong Kong next May, as part of U.S. sanctions. .

Main earnings reports: Tesla, Procter & Gamble, ASML, Abbott, Rio Tinto, Heineken, Danone, CRH, Sandvik, Carrefour, ASM International, Just Eat, Royal Vopak...


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Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
ABBOTT LABORATORIES -0.55% 108.76 Delayed Quote.-22.37%
ALPHABET INC. -0.89% 115.86 Delayed Quote.-18.90%
ANTHEM, INC. 0.32% 481.06 Delayed Quote.2.50%
ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V. -3.73% 288.65 Real-time Quote.-23.08%
ASML HOLDING N.V. -4.51% 536.1 Real-time Quote.-20.67%
AUTOGRILL S.P.A. 0.64% 6.61 Delayed Quote.5.19%
AVIENT CORPORATION -0.05% 44.03 Delayed Quote.-22.16%
BAKER HUGHES COMPANY 0.80% 24.66 Delayed Quote.0.00%
CARREFOUR 0.27% 16.6 Real-time Quote.2.79%
CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG -3.24% 5.204 Delayed Quote.-39.50%
CRH PLC -1.01% 37.59 Real-time Quote.-18.38%
DANONE -0.30% 53.45 Real-time Quote.-1.81%
DELIVEROO PLC -2.70% 92.08 Delayed Quote.-54.87%
DUFRY AG 4.87% 40.45 Delayed Quote.-14.42%
HEINEKEN N.V. -1.37% 93.26 Real-time Quote.-4.31%
JUST EAT TAKEAWAY.COM N.V. -6.08% 17.026 Real-time Quote.-62.66%
L'ORÉAL -0.33% 359.85 Real-time Quote.-13.42%
LYFT, INC. -3.67% 19.195 Delayed Quote.-53.59%
NETFLIX, INC. -2.09% 228.32 Delayed Quote.-61.24%
OMNICOM GROUP., INC. 0.46% 70.5 Delayed Quote.-5.72%
PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY -0.01% 145.36 Delayed Quote.-11.53%
RAMSAY HEALTH CARE LIMITED 0.39% 71.86 Delayed Quote.0.11%
RIO TINTO PLC 0.35% 4985 Delayed Quote.1.34%
ROYAL DSM N.V. -0.59% 143.65 Real-time Quote.-27.02%
ROYAL VOPAK N.V. -0.27% 21.94 Real-time Quote.-28.54%
SANDVIK AB -2.02% 177.4 Delayed Quote.-28.44%
TESLA, INC. -1.14% 858.76 Delayed Quote.-17.55%
TWITTER, INC. -0.47% 42.68 Delayed Quote.-1.62%
UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. -2.98% 30.9383 Delayed Quote.-24.04%
VALE S.A. -0.26% 68.44 Delayed Quote.-12.78%