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04/28/2021 | 10:37am

More than 160 companies worth $10bn or more on the stock market are releasing their quarterly results today, including those of Apple and Facebook. Saudi Arabia could sell 1% of Aramco to a foreign oil group, while the European Union is expected to launch an anti-trust action against Apple.


Main earnings reports today. Apple, Facebook, Qualcomm, Shopify, The Boeing Company, Sony, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Dassault Systèmes, Banco Santander, Reckitt Benckiser, KONE, Delivery Hero, CRH, Assa Abloy , Carlsberg , Deutsche Bank...


  • Advanced Micro Devices: results are in line with the start of the year, allowing the stock to gain 3.6% after the session.
  • Alphabet: Q1 results are well received, with the stock gaining more than 4% in the after-hours. Google's parent company also announced a share buyback plan.
  • Amgen: the US biotech loses more than 3% after the session on the announcement of figures that disappointed investors.
  • Banco Santander: clearly spared from the dubious market bets of some of its peers, the Spanish bank posted a net profit of €1.6bn in Q1, up sharply and above expectations.
  • Carlsberg: the group is tightening up its 2021 earnings guidance range.
  • Delivery Hero: 2021 revenue expected to be between €6.1bn and €6.6bn.
  • Deutsche Bank: the bank raises its 2021 guidance after the release of its Q1 results.
  • General Electric: Q1 results weighed down by the aerospace situation. The stock did not react after the session to the announcement of the figures.
  • Microsoft: the stock is down 2.7% after the session and the publication of results and outlook rather in line with expectations.
  • Reckitt Benckiser: Q1 results beat expectations.
  • Sony: fiscal Q4 revenues doubled. The group will buy back 2% of its capital.
  • Starbucks: mixed reception for Q1 results, with the stock losing 1.7% in after-hours trading.
  • Texas Instruments: Q1 results disappoint the market a bit, sending the stock down 2.6% after the session.
  • Visa: no surprise on the performance of the beginning of the year, which allows the stock to gain 1% after the close.
  • WPP: as for Publicis, organic growth accelerated against all expectations in Q1.
  • The European Union is expected to launch an anti-trust action against Apple this week.
  • The opening of Tesla 's gigantic factory in Germany has been delayed due to an amendment to the building permit, probably until October.
  • Syngenta is expected to return to the stock market this year, according to Handelsblatt.
  • Samsung heirs to pay $11bn and make donations to extinguish tax case against them.
  • Barry Callebaut's largest shareholder, Jacobs Holding, is selling a 10% stake at CHF 1,990 a share, down to 30.1%. 
  • Humana will buy the 60% of Kindred at Home that it does not own, based on an enterprise value of $8.1 billion.
  • Sika acquires the glue business of Japanese Yokohama Rubber.
  • Saudi Arabia announces its intention to sell a 1% stake in Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco ) to a foreign energy investor.
  • Japan's Nexon spends $100 million to buy bitcoin.
Romain Fournier
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