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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: Uber, Pinterest, KKR, Oracle, Twitter...

08/02/2022 | 12:14pm EDT

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

 

 

 

Corporate results:

  • AP Moller Maersk: underlying Ebit will be above $31bn this year, compared to a previous estimate of around $24bn.
  • Assicurazioni Generali: The Italian insurer posted better-than-expected profits in Q2.
  • BP Plc: The oil company posted a profit of $8.45bn in Q2. Dividend increased by 10%.
  • Interroll: Profitability was down in H1, but figures were broadly in line with expectations, except for orders. However, the reduced visibility prevents the Swiss company from formulating a forecast for 2022.
  • Royal DSM: The Dutch chemical company reported a 17% increase in sales in H1.
  • Siemens Gamesa: Targets are lowered again.
  • Symrise: The flavor and aroma specialist exceeded expectations in H1. It is targeting €5.5-6bn in annual revenues by 2025.
  • Caterpillar reported lower-than-expected sales due to supply chain problems and the suspension of its Russian operations.
  • Uber on Tuesday reported positive quarterly cash flow for the first time in its history and forecast better-than-expected operating profit for the third quarter.
  • S&P Global reported lower quarterly revenue and a lower-than-expected 2022 earnings per share forecast than the Refinitiv IBES consensus.
  • KKR & Co said on Tuesday that its second-quarter after-tax distributable profit fell 9% year-on-year as slower trading amid recession fears led to a drop in fees collected.
  • Marriott International gained 1.9% in premarket trading after reporting higher quarterly results and saying it expects adjusted earnings per share to be above expectations for the third quarter.
  • Activist investor Elliott Investment Management said it had become the largest shareholder in Pinterest, which also reported a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit.
  • Activision Blizzard reported Monday net sales down to $1.64 billion from $2.30 billion a year ago, according to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Marathon Petroleum - The U.S. refiner reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Tuesday, benefiting from rising demand for fuel and refined products amid supply shortages.
  • Avis Budget reported total revenue of $3.24 billion, up from $2.37 billion a year ago, and quarterly earnings per share of $15.71.

 

In other news:

  • Cowen, the investment bank, was up 8.4% in premarket trading after announcing that it had been acquired by Dominion Bank for $1.3 billion.
  • The Estée Lauder is reportedly negotiating to buy Tom Ford, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Paris, Rome and Madrid want FAANGs to help pay for EU telecoms networks.
  • Hexagon completes its investment in Austrian gas tank manufacturer Cryoshelter.
  • Oracle is reportedly preparing a redundancy plan, according to The Information.
  • Siemens Gamesa plans to cut nearly 2,500 jobs, according to Reuters.
  • Hedge fund Greenlight Capital is betting that Elon Musk will be forced to acquire Twitter.
  • Saipem has won an offshore E&C contract in Italy worth around €300m.
  • Semtech is reportedly in advanced negotiations to acquire Sierra Wireless.
  • CSL receives all regulatory approvals for the acquisition of Vifor Pharma.
  • Chinese metals recycler GEM raises $346 million in its IPO in Zurich.

Main earnings reports today: Advanced Micro Devices, S&P Global, Caterpillar, PayPal, Starbucks, BP Plc, Ferrari, Royal DSM, Assicurazioni Generali, Symrise, Siemens Gamesa, Bouygues, Fresenius Medical Care, Reply... All the agenda here.


© MarketScreener.com 2022
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. -0.71% 74.34 Delayed Quote.11.74%
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. -1.22% 63.36 Delayed Quote.-55.97%
AP MOLLER MAERSK 1.30% 14035 Delayed Quote.-40.87%
ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI S.P.A. -0.68% 13.925 Delayed Quote.-24.75%
AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC. 3.40% 148.46 Delayed Quote.-28.41%
BOUYGUES SA 0.26% 26.92 Real-time Quote.-14.73%
BP PLC 2.35% 443.2583 Delayed Quote.31.04%
CATERPILLAR INC. -1.10% 164.08 Delayed Quote.-20.63%
COWEN INC. 0.10% 38.64 Delayed Quote.7.04%
CSL LIMITED -0.62% 283.26 Delayed Quote.-1.96%
FERRARI N.V. -0.76% 185 Delayed Quote.-28.52%
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE AG & CO. KGAA -3.07% 28.14 Delayed Quote.-49.20%
HEXAGON AB -2.53% 102.05 Delayed Quote.-27.11%
INTERROLL HOLDING AG -3.17% 1830 Delayed Quote.-53.96%
KKR & CO. INC. -0.69% 43 Delayed Quote.-42.28%
MARATHON PETROLEUM CORPORATION 0.64% 99.33 Delayed Quote.55.23%
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. -0.26% 140.14 Delayed Quote.-15.19%
ORACLE CORPORATION -0.54% 61.07 Delayed Quote.-29.97%
PAYPAL HOLDINGS, INC. -2.97% 86.07 Delayed Quote.-54.36%
PINTEREST, INC. 0.47% 23.3 Delayed Quote.-35.90%
REPLY S.P.A. -0.46% 107.1 Delayed Quote.-39.79%
ROYAL DSM N.V. -2.04% 115.05 Real-time Quote.-40.68%
S&P GLOBAL, INC. -1.64% 305.35 Delayed Quote.-35.30%
SAIPEM SPA 5.11% 0.6376 End-of-day quote.-99.27%
SEMTECH CORPORATION -3.89% 29.41 Delayed Quote.-66.93%
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY, S.A. 0.03% 17.93 Delayed Quote.-14.93%
STARBUCKS CORPORATION -2.67% 84.26 Delayed Quote.-27.96%
SYMRISE AG -1.44% 99 Delayed Quote.-22.91%
THE ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES INC. -1.57% 215.9 Delayed Quote.-41.68%
TWITTER, INC. 2.57% 43.84 Delayed Quote.1.43%
UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0.30% 26.5 Delayed Quote.-36.80%