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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: Robinhood, Bayer, MetLife, Uber, WPP...

08/05/2021 | 11:39am EDT

The release of corporate results continues, with mostly solid figures and target increases. In the medical sector, Valneva announced a positive phase III study. Rolls-Royce is negotiating with Bain on a major sale. Robinhood shines, while General Motors disappoints.


Key earnings releases. Moderna, Siemens, Square, Zoetis, Deutsche Post, Merck KGaA, Adidas, Nintendo, Glencore, Bayer, Crédit Agricole, KBC, Swisscom , Zalando...


  • Valneva obtains positive results for the pivotal phase III study with its single injection chikungunya vaccine candidate.
  • Adidas: the group has raised its sales and profitability outlook for the year as a whole, despite a downturn in China, where Western brands faced a call for a boycott of their products at the end of March.
  • Atlantia: the Italian dealer returned to profit in the first half.
  • Bayer: 2021 guidance raised despite weak Q2 results.
  • Booking: the stock gained 3% after the close of Wall Street, after the publication of strong quarterly results.
  • Deutsche Lufthansa: the company reports slightly lower than expected losses and its first positive cash flow since the crisis.
  • Evonik: 2021 guidance raised.
  • MetLife: Q2 results beat expectations, allowing the stock to rise by 1.6% after the session.
  • Siemens: 2021 growth targets raised slightly.
  • Uber: the stock loses more than 4% after the release of mixed quarterly results.
  • WPP: 2021 targets raised.
  • Zurich Insurance takes over Deutsche Bank 's financial advisor network in Italy.
  • Rolls-Royce enters into exclusive discussions with Bain Capital on the sale of ITP Aero for a valuation that could reach $1.9bn, according to the latest rumors.
  • Bayer is buying Vividion Therapeutics for $2 billion.
  • Robinhood shares soared 50% yesterday.
  • General Motors lost 8% after disappointing results.
  • Novavax soars 21% after receiving an EU order for its Covid vaccine.
  • Temenos wins a contract with Australian bank Alex.
  • Weber's IPO price is lower than expected. 

© MarketScreener.com 2021
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
ADIDAS AG 0.62% 277.25 Delayed Quote.-6.93%
ALTHÉORA 1.08% 1.88 Real-time Quote.-2.84%
ATLANTIA SPA 0.15% 16.245 Delayed Quote.10.40%
BAYER AG 0.27% 48.32 Delayed Quote.0.34%
BOOKING HOLDINGS INC. -0.69% 2394.59 Delayed Quote.7.51%
CATERING INTERNATIONAL SERVICES 0.40% 12.55 Real-time Quote.23.04%
CLARANOVA SE 0.44% 5.69 Real-time Quote.-15.26%
DEUTSCHE BANK AG 0.38% 11.618 Delayed Quote.29.82%
DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AG -1.10% 5.468 Delayed Quote.-29.15%
DEUTSCHE POST AG 1.21% 53.6 Delayed Quote.32.35%
EUROPLASMA 3.52% 0.2824 Real-time Quote.-87.40%
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG 0.04% 28.12 Delayed Quote.5.40%
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY -1.10% 57.77 Delayed Quote.38.74%
GLENCORE PLC -0.26% 367.6 Delayed Quote.57.51%
GROUPE FLO SA 0.00% 16.7 Real-time Quote.-1.76%
KBC CORPORATION, LTD. -1.11% 337.5 End-of-day quote.56.05%
KBC GROUPE NV 0.42% 80.36 Real-time Quote.40.29%
MERCK KGAA -0.49% 202.4 Delayed Quote.44.21%
METLIFE, INC. 0.09% 65.87 Delayed Quote.40.30%
MODERNA, INC. -3.84% 326.54 Delayed Quote.212.57%
MONTAGNE ET NEIGE DÉVELOPPEMENT SA -0.77% 7.76 Real-time Quote.-31.33%
NIKKEI 225 0.34% 28804.85 Real-time Quote.4.96%
NINTENDO CO., LTD. -0.08% 50020 End-of-day quote.-24.02%
NOVAVAX, INC. -3.05% 134.56 Delayed Quote.20.67%
NOXXON PHARMA N.V. 0.93% 0.3028 Real-time Quote.-46.12%
PHARMAGEST INTERACTIVE 0.00% 97.7 Real-time Quote.-12.30%
ROBINHOOD MARKETS, INC. -4.09% 39.59 Delayed Quote.0.00%
ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC -1.94% 135.32 Delayed Quote.21.44%
S&P 500 -0.11% 4544.9 Delayed Quote.21.13%
SIEMENS AG 0.71% 139.56 Delayed Quote.18.75%
SQUARE, INC. -4.53% 253.06 Delayed Quote.16.27%
SWISSCOM AG 0.66% 547.4 Delayed Quote.14.73%
TEMENOS AG -0.51% 117.35 Delayed Quote.-5.10%
UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0.00%End-of-day quote.0.00%
VALNEVA SE 0.42% 19 Real-time Quote.145.16%
VITURA -1.65% 35.8 Real-time Quote.9.90%
VOLTALIA SA -0.46% 21.75 Real-time Quote.-15.86%
WPP PLC -1.14% 953.4 Delayed Quote.19.18%
XIAOMI CORPORATION 0.67% 22.6 End-of-day quote.-31.93%
ZALANDO SE -1.48% 80.14 Delayed Quote.-11.99%
ZOETIS INC. -0.05% 208.51 Delayed Quote.25.99%
ZURICH INSURANCE GROUP LTD 0.35% 397.5 Delayed Quote.6.43%