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Meanwhile, Nasdaq futures rose 0.6% and S&P 500 futures ticked up 0.2%. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementTesla's stock rallied before the opening bell on Wednesday as investors reacted to the electric car maker's first-quarter earnings report. The gains came after Tesla's earnings of $0.45 per share for the three months ending March 31 missed analysts' expectations. AdvertisementMeanwhile, US stocks looked set to start the day in the green, with S&P 500 futures up 0.2% and Nasdaq 100 futures climbing 0.6%.
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Tesla is set to kick off Big Tech earnings season after the closing bell. AdvertisementUS stocks looked set to open higher at the opening bell on Tuesday, as traders waited for Tesla to kick off a make-or-break Magnificent Seven earnings season. Analysts are expecting Tesla to post earnings of $0.44 per share for the three months ending March 31, according to data from Refinitiv. "Big tech kicks off with Tesla results this evening," Sophie Lund-Yates, Hargreaves Lansdown's lead equity analyst, said. General Motors, Spotify, and Visa are among the other companies set to report earnings on Tuesday.
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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailThe U.S. should absolutely be the core of your portfolio, says Emma WallEmma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis at Hargreaves Lansdown, discusses March CPI, the equity markets, and diversifying with fixed income.
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London CNN —The global price of oil rose Tuesday to its highest level in seven months, propelled, in part, by concerns that mounting tensions in the Middle East could crimp supply. Brent crude, the world’s oil benchmark, climbed as much as 1.8% to $89 a barrel, the highest since early September, before paring those gains slightly mid-afternoon in Europe. Meanwhile, West Texas Intermediate crude, the US benchmark, also rose 1.8% to reach a five-month high of $85 a barrel. “You’ve got ongoing Ukrainian attacks on Russian refineries… Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea,” as well as a “general sense that the Middle East is less stable than it was a year ago,” he told CNN. Geopolitical tensionsWriting about higher oil prices Tuesday, Sophie Lund-Yates, lead equity analyst at financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown, singled out escalating geopolitical tensions in the Middle East following an airstrike on Iran’s embassy in Syria Monday.
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London CNN —The world’s biggest ice cream business is about to go it alone. The newly minted firm will boast five of the 10 best-selling ice cream brands worldwide, namely Magnum, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Walls and Cornetto. “The future growth of Unilever and ice cream is best served by separating the business,” Unilever CEO Hein Schumacher told journalists. Philippe Wojazer/ReutersThe origins of Unilever’s ice cream business can be traced back to the summer of 1913, when Thomas Wall started selling ice cream from his family butcher shop in London. But its ice cream sales took a hit last year as cash-strapped consumers cut back on non-essential spending.
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LONDON (AP) — British cellphone company Vodafone confirmed Friday that it is selling its Italian business to Switzerland’s Swisscom for 8 billion euros ($8.7 billion) and will hand back half of the proceeds to its shareholders through the buyback of company shares. Swisscom, a telecoms operator, will pay in cash that it will finance through new debt. "Fastweb and Vodafone Italia are an ideal fit to create high added value for all stakeholders." Swisscom will pay annual initial charges of 350 million euros, which is expected to decrease over time. ”Its refreshed strategy also has seen it seek to merge its U.K. business with Three U.K. to create Britain’s biggest mobile phone network worth around 15 billion pounds ($19 billion).
Persons: Swisscom, Christoph Aeschlimann, Margherita Della Valle, , , Sophie Lund, Yates, stockbrokers Hargreaves Lansdown Organizations: Vodafone, Fastweb, Vodafone Italia Locations: British, Italy, Hungary, Ghana, London, Zurich
Brits are going crazy for the bacon and sausage buns offered by Greggs, an 85-year-old chain of budget bakeries that just posted its best-ever performance. Pre-tax profit also jumped more than 13% last year to a record high of nearly £168 million ($213 million). Greggs’ breakfast meal deal — which includes a sausage, bacon or omelette-filled bun and a drink — starts at £2.85 ($3.62), and is particularly popular with customers, a company spokesperson told CNN. Sales grew to a record £1.8 billion ($2.3 billion) last year, up from £1.2 billion ($1.5 billion) in 2021. Greggs café, Tasty by Greggs, inside Primark's Oxford Street store in London in October 2022.
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London CNN —The world’s largest brewer may have lost as much as $1.4 billion in sales because of the backlash to its brief partnership with a transgender influencer to promote Bud Light beer. Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) reported record revenues for 2023 Thursday but said its “full growth potential was constrained” by its US business, where sales were hurt by a boycott of Bud Light over a sponsored Instagram post with Dylan Mulvaney. In North America, organic revenue, seen as the best measure of operating performance, plunged $1.4 billion last year as beer sales by volume tumbled in the region, primarily due to a decline in Bud Light sales in the United States. Bud Light sales tanked after the company’s partnership with Mulvaney sparked an anti-trans backlash and calls for a boycott. The firestorm saw Mexican lager Modelo Especial dethrone Bud Light last May as America’s top-selling beer, a title the brand had held for more than two decades.
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European markets are heading for a higher open Thursday ahead of a busy day of earnings and data in the region. Preliminary services and manufacturing purchasing managers' index data from the euro zone in February is due Thursday, and will serve as a gauge of business activity in the region. Meanwhile, earnings are due from Nestle, Zurich Insurance, Iberdrola, Telefonica, Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls-Royce, WPP, Anglo American and Hargreaves Lansdown. Overnight, Japan's Nikkei hit a record high on Thursday, with investors shrugging off dismal business activity data from the country, while other Asia-Pacific markets traded in the green. S&P 500 futures rose in overnight trading Wednesday, boosted by a jump in Nvidia shares.
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Of the total, $3 billion was related to BoCom, one of China’s biggest banks, while $2 billion was from selling its retail banking business in France. Separately, HSBC made $3.4 billion in provisions to cover expected credit losses and other charges related to its exposure to the commercial real estate sector in mainland China. The property market has since entered a prolonged slump, marked by an ongoing decline in real estate investment and sales of property. The charges reported by HSBC cast a shadow over its record annual profit, which came in at $30.3 billion, up 78% from 2022. In October, rival Standard Chartered reported a $186 million credit impairment charge related to commercial real estate in the country.
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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTop stock pick in the Magnificent 7 is Meta, says Sophie Lund-YatesSophie Lund-Yates, Senior Equity Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, discusses earnings from Apple, Microsoft, and Meta.
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With Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount in talks for a potential merger, that could one day become the reality. Warner Bros. Buying Paramount would not help Warner Bros. Discovery’s effort to unwind its debt burden: Paramount has $15.7 billion in debt, a total that has barely budged all year. Since news of the potential deal broke on Wednesday afternoon, shares of Warner Bros.
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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 27, 2023. Market participants now await policy comments from Powell at two separate discussions scheduled for 11 a.m. After recent conflicting remarks from other policymakers, investors are concerned that Powell could push back against the rate cut narrative. Other officials, including Fed Governors Lisa Cook and Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee are also scheduled to speak during the day. Reporting by Shristi Achar A and Amruta Khandekar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini GanguliOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 20, 2023. The rebound in equities in November has brought the S&P 500 (.SPX) within a very close range of its 2023 intra-day high. Multiple policy voting members are scheduled to speak during the day, including Board Governors Christopher Waller and Michelle Bowman. ET, Dow e-minis were up 14 points, or 0.04%, S&P 500 e-minis were down 1.75 points, or 0.04%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 16.25 points, or 0.1%. Boeing added 1.7% after RBC Capital Markets upgraded the aerospace company to "outperform" from "sector perform" and set a street-high price target.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Governors Christopher Waller, Michelle Bowman, Susannah Streeter, Hargreaves Lansdown, Jefferies, Shristi Achar, Shinjini Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Dow, Nasdaq, Federal Reserve, Governors, Dow e, Hargreaves, Conference, Boeing, RBC Capital Markets, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S, United States, Bengaluru
UK Autumn Statement: Market barely moved, analyst says
  + stars: | 2023-11-23 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailUK Autumn Statement: Market barely moved, analyst saysEmma Wall, head of investment analysis at Hargreaves Lansdown, discusses the U.K.'s Autumn Statement.
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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., November 15, 2023. Nvidia forecast overall revenue above Wall Street targets, but the company warned U.S. export curbs could lead to a steep drop in fourth-quarter sales in China. Shares of Nvidia had initially slipped in premarket trading, but reversed course to climb 1.1%. The central bank's guarded stance is weighing on enthusiasm about rate cuts coming later, Streeter said. ET, Dow e-minis were down 5 points, or 0.01%, S&P 500 e-minis were up 6 points, or 0.13%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 37.25 points, or 0.23%.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Susannah Streeter, Hargreaves Lansdown, Sam Altman, Streeter, Caterpillar, Amruta Khandekar, Maju Samuel Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Deere, Co, Dow, Nasdaq, Nvidia, Wall, U.S, Hargreaves, OpenAI, Microsoft, Big Tech, University of, Dow e, Deere & Co, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S, China
Reaction to Sam Altman's return as OpenAI CEO
  + stars: | 2023-11-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +4 min
Sam Altman, CEO of Microsoft-backed OpenAI and ChatGPT creator speaks during a talk at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel June 5, 2023. REUTERS/Amir Cohen Acquire Licensing RightsCompanies Openai LLC FollowNov 22 (Reuters) - OpenAI said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement for Sam Altman to return as CEO days after his ouster, capping frenzied discussions about the future of the startup at the center of the artificial intelligence boom. THRIVE CAPITAL, OPENAI SHAREHOLDER"OpenAI has the potential to be one of the most consequential companies in the history of computing. "Sam Altman seems awfully powerful and it is unclear that any board would be able to oversee him. Altman and (Microsoft CEO) Nadella may have pushed to allow Altman a much freer hand."
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Bret Taylor, formerly co-CEO of Salesforce, and Larry Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, will join Quora CEO and current director Adam D'Angelo, OpenAI said. Altman said in a post on X, "i'm looking forward to returning to openai." In a statement on X, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella welcomed the changes to OpenAI's board. In a post on X, Shear celebrated the late-night outcome Tuesday, which he said followed "~72 very intense hours of work." Following this show of solidarity, Altman wrote on X: "we have more unity and commitment and focus than ever before."
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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 27, 2023. Microsoft's shares (MSFT.O) advanced 2% before the bell after CEO Satya Nadella said Altman is set to join the company to lead a new advanced AI research team. Other megacap stocks were mixed, with Nvidia (NVDA.O) edging 0.6% higher, while Alphabet (GOOGL.O) slipped 0.8%. The benchmark S&P 500 (.SPX) is now only 2% away from its highest level this year reached in July. ET, Dow e-minis were up 18 points, or 0.05%, S&P 500 e-minis were up 3.5 points, or 0.08%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 28.25 points, or 0.18%.
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It’s a sign a key engine for the world’s second-largest economy is still sputtering, despite Beijing’s stimulus packages. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementChina's property crash worsened last month in a sign the world's second-largest economy is still facing headwinds despite recent government interventions. Evergrande serves as a case in point for how an industry that contributed to China's economic boom for decades has turned into a point of weakness. That's a sign investors are looking past US president Joe Biden's San Francisco summit with Chinese premier Xi Jinping and zeroing back in on China's economic struggles, according to analysts.
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London CNN —Mars is buying Hotel Chocolat in a deal that values Britain’s largest independent chocolate maker at £534 million ($661 million) and could boost its growth prospects outside of the United Kingdom. Hotel Chocolat was founded in 1993 by entrepreneurs Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris who “were on a mission to make chocolate exciting again,” according to its website. In the most recent financial year, Hotel Chocolat posted what it described as “disappointing” financial results. The company’s revenue declined 10% to £205 million ($254 million) and it reported a loss of £6.2 million ($7.7 million). “Hotel Chocolat, whilst expensive, is proper chocolate.
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Moody's lowered its outlook for the US's credit rating to negative Friday. Negative credit outlookMoody's cut its outlook for the US's credit rating to negative Friday. The US's deficit: The US's debt pile is likely to "remain very large", per Moody's. The US's debt pile is likely to "remain very large", per Moody's. By stoking up worries about the government's massive debt pile, Moody's threatened to make a bad week worse – but the market reaction to it slashing its outlook has so far been muted.
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"Macroeconomic pressures in the region are resulting in lower consumption and consumer downtrading," the world's biggest spirits maker said. Last month, Mexico's Becle (CUERVO.MX), the world's largest tequila producer, said economic challenges in Europe and Latin America were slowing customer spending on liquor, which battered its profits. "Over time, as inflation moderates and productivity from our supply agility program flow through, we expect operating profit to grow ahead of organic net sales growth," Diageo said. Diageo narrowly beat earnings estimates for the year ended June 30, as sales of its more expensive liquor brands offset lower volumes. Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich, Emelia Sithole-Matarise and Alexander SmithOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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LONDON (AP) — Spirits and beer giant Diageo PLC saw billions wiped off its market value on Friday after it warned that a sharp slowdown in its business in Latin America and the Caribbean was hitting sales and potential profits. It blamed a “materially weaker” outlook in Latin America and the Caribbean as a result of “macroeconomic pressures" and customers downtrading to cheaper products. The region accounts for around 11% of Diageo's total sales. The group highlighted that it still expects an improvement in growth in North America, while its businesses in Europe and Asia Pacific witnessed “continued momentum,” though slower than the previous half-year. “It has impacted results for the region since we have stopped trading in some parts," he said.
Persons: Johnnie Walker, Morgan, , Debra Crew, ” Sophie Lund, Yates, stockbrokers Hargreaves Lansdown Organizations: Diageo PLC, Guinness, Asia Pacific, Diageo, stoke Locations: Latin America, Caribbean, London, America, North America, Europe, Asia, Gaza
Warner Bros Discovery (WBD.O) and Paramount Global (PARA.O) gained 3% each, Netflix (NFLX.O) rose marginally, while Walt Disney (DIS.N) jumped 4%, as it also benefited from strong earnings and a plan to cut more costs. The writers, who had gone on strike before the actors in spring, returned to work in late September, but most productions remained halted as the actors were on picket lines. "Its certainly a very encouraging sign the chasm that opened up between actors, writers and studios can finally be closed and work begin in earnest on re-starting productions," said Susannah Streeter, head of money and markets at Hargreaves Lansdown. Streeter warned that "it's going to take considerable time before new movies, in particular, will appear on screens given the lengthy post-production process." Reporting by Samrhitha Arunasalam in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini GanguliOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Alyssa Pointer, Walt Disney, Susannah Streeter, Hargreaves Lansdown, Streeter, Samrhitha, Shinjini Organizations: Warner Bros . Discovery, Writers Guild of America, Alliance of Motion Pictures, Television Producers, REUTERS, Warner Bros Discovery, Paramount Global, Netflix, SAG, Hargreaves, Thomson Locations: Warner Bros . Discovery Atlanta, Atlanta , Georgia, U.S, Hollywood, Bengaluru
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