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PARIS (Reuters) – Stocks to watch Friday on the Paris Stock Exchange and in Europe where benchmark futures are signaling a higher opening:
* STMICROELECTRONICS on Friday announced preliminary net sales of $ 3.24 billion for the first quarter, above its forecast range.
* SODEXO on Friday published quarterly revenue of 4.43 billion euros, down 22.7% over one year and revised upwards its operating margin forecast, now expected to be “at least 2.5% “.
* LUXE stocks could react to the suspension by the United States of customs reprisal measures linked to the French digital tax.
* BIONTECH – The vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech appears effective against the mutation of the coronavirus observed in the variants recently identified in Great Britain and South Africa, according to a study carried out in the laboratory by the American pharmaceutical group.
* SUEZ acknowledged receipt of VEOLIA’s purchase offer on Thursday evening and said it wanted to study it “with regard to alternative projects”.
* SANOFI said it is exploring the possibility of allocating part of its capacity to the production of COVID-19 vaccines from other laboratories while continuing its own programs in this area.
* TECHNIPFMC announced Thursday the resumption of the process of splitting its activities into two distinct entities, which it had to interrupt last March.
* CREDIT SUISSE CSGN.S> said on Friday it expected a net loss in the fourth quarter after increasing its provisions related to a dispute over securitized residential mortgage loans (RMBS) in the United States by $ 850 million.
* PSA will be withdrawn on January 18 before the opening of the S&P Europe 350 and S&P Euro indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced.
* UNIBAIL-RODAMCO-WESTFIELD announced Thursday the entry to its executive committee of Olivier Bossard, director of investments, and Astrid Panosyan, director of resources, as well as a reorganization into four major regions in Europe, with the aim of “to improve its agility in terms of responding to current challenges and preparing for the future”.
* TRIGANO reported Thursday a 28.7% growth in turnover excluding currency effects and changes in scope over the September-November quarter and reported tensions among some suppliers in a context of strong growth in motorhome order books. (The press release 🙂
* MARKS & SPENCER on Friday reported a 25.1% year-over-year drop in sales of clothing and home products during the holiday season.