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Global markets live: Walt Disney, Apple, Vodafone, Boeing, Ford...

05/12/2022 | 11:43am EDT

Every day, the MarketScreener team selects the most important news about global listed companies, and creates a short recap for your convenience.




Company results:

  • Allianz: Maintains its operating profit target for the full year.
  • Hapag-Lloyd: The group posted exceptional Q1 profit.
  • Merck KGaA: Q1 2022 profits are up 18.2%. Organic growth is expected to be between 6 and 9% this year.
  • Siemens: The group will take a €600m charge for the closure of its Russian operations.
  • Telefonica: Q1 results are above expectations.
  • Walt Disney Company: The number of Disney+ subscribers is higher than expected, but results are down.
  • Zurich Insurance: 2022 targets will be exceeded.


In other news:

  • Aramco's capitalization exceeds Apple's.
  • Vodafone is reportedly negotiating a merger of its UK operations with local rival Three UK, reports the Financial Times.
  • Developer Sunac China defaults on a bond.
  • The SEC is investigating how Elon Musk built his initial position in Twitter, the WSJ reports.
  • The Boeing Company is struggling to produce B737MAXs due to parts shortages.
  • Anglo American returns to Zambia with Arc Minerals copper deal.
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance sells 6 million shares of AmerisourceBergen stock for $150 per share, reducing its stake from 28.1% to 25.2%.
  • Instacart prepares for its IPO on Wall Street.
  • Apple is down 1.4% in pre-market trading, as its subcontractor Foxconn reported a slowdown in demand for electronic products and tensions in supply chains due to health restrictions in China.
  • Alphabet subsidiary Google on Wednesday showed off a new prototype of connected glasses that can transcribe and translate a conversation in real time at its annual developer conference.
  • Meta Platforms confirmed Wednesday that it is considering changes in Reality Labs, a division at the heart of the company's strategy to refocus on hardware and the metaverse, a virtual universe touted as the future of the Internet.
  • Ford Motor announced Thursday that it has given up producing electric vehicles in India for export and is considering options for its two sites in the country.
  • Beyond Meat plunged 24% in premarket trading in response to the release of a widening first-quarter net loss linked to higher costs and deep discounts in the period.
  • Bumble - The dating app jumped 8.9% in the aftermath of Wednesday's release of better-than-expected first-quarter revenue and earnings.
  • Rivian Automotive confirmed its target of producing 25,000 vehicles this year despite supply chain tensions.

Main earnings reports today: Siemens AG, Allianz, Merck KGaA, Hapag-Lloyd, Zurich Insurance, Verbund, Telefonica, KBC, Veolia, Atlantia, CNP Assurances, Fortum, Nexi ...

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Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
ALLIANZ SE -2.84% 177.78 Delayed Quote.-11.86%
ALPHABET INC. -0.21% 2174.75 Delayed Quote.-24.93%
ANGLO AMERICAN PLC -5.63% 2678 Delayed Quote.-5.84%
APPLE INC. 1.62% 138.93 Delayed Quote.-21.76%
ATLANTIA SPA -0.13% 22.39 Delayed Quote.28.44%
BEYOND MEAT, INC. 7.18% 25.66 Delayed Quote.-60.62%
BUMBLE INC. 4.30% 29.36 Delayed Quote.-13.29%
CNP ASSURANCES -0.38% 20.82 Real-time Quote.-4.28%
FORD MOTOR COMPANY 1.71% 11.32 Delayed Quote.-45.50%
FORTUM OYJ -3.82% 13.11 Delayed Quote.-49.54%
HAPAG-LLOYD AG 1.39% 247.4 Delayed Quote.-11.91%
KBC GROUPE NV -4.91% 50.38 Real-time Quote.-29.79%
MERCK KGAA -0.21% 165.05 Delayed Quote.-27.14%
META PLATFORMS, INC. -0.76% 160.03 Delayed Quote.-52.42%
NEXI S.P.A -1.97% 7.666 Delayed Quote.-44.10%
RIVIAN AUTOMOTIVE, INC. -0.16% 25.7 Delayed Quote.-75.21%
SIEMENS AG -3.13% 94.19 Delayed Quote.-36.26%
TELEFÓNICA, S.A. 0.82% 4.937 Delayed Quote.27.13%
THE BOEING COMPANY 2.28% 139.84 Delayed Quote.-30.54%
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT 0.00% 22.53 Real-time Quote.-27.06%
VERBUND AG -0.62% 96.15 Delayed Quote.-2.17%
VODAFONE GROUP PLC -1.21% 127.1 Delayed Quote.14.68%
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE, INC. 1.74% 38.56 Delayed Quote.-26.07%
WALT DISNEY COMPANY (THE) 1.84% 96.14 Delayed Quote.-37.93%
ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP LTD -2.27% 412.5 Delayed Quote.5.44%