(AOF) – The european markets are evolving slightly higher after a morning of listing, waiting to see if Wall Street’s going to confirm the good dispositions in which it was yesterday. At the end of a session history, which has seen the Dow get above 20,000 points for the first time in its history, the three major indexes of the american stock Exchange have registered a new record. The news has still been marked by numerous publications of individual companies : Ericsson, STMicroelectronics, Diageo climb. The CAC40 gaining 0.23 per cent and the EuroStoxx 50 0,26%.
Actelion (+20.1% to of 273.1 swiss francs) ended up yielding to the advances of Johnson & Johnson. Under several weeks of discussions, the biotech switzerland has accepted the offer of $ 30 billion of the american giant of the health. The offer, fully paid-in in cash, valuing Actelion to $ 280 per share, or 280,08 swiss francs, representing a premium of 23% compared to the closing price of Wednesday, but of over 109% compared to its price before the first rumors of an interest of Johnson & Johnson.
The renewed form of STMicroelectronics seen in the past few quarters was confirmed on the last three months of 2016. These better than expected results for the manufacturer of semi-conductors and positive outlook allow him to dominate the SBF 120 index with a gain of 6,96% 11,98 euro, the highest since the end of 2007. In the fourth quarter, STMicroelectronics has realized a net profit, group share, of € 112 million against only 2 million euros a year earlier. The operating income is spent in one year from 25 million to 129 million euros.
All publications 2016 Chargers have given rise to a leap of action, and the release yesterday evening of the annual sales of the group is not an exception to this rule. The title of the specialist of the textiles special to appreciate this morning of 2.54% to 18.2 euros, having reached a session to a new record high at 18,35€. About a year slippery, the action has jumped by more than 124%. The publication has in particular provided the opportunity to Shippers to meet its forecast of operating earnings power in 2016, relying now on more than 38 million.
The figures in the macroeconomic of the day
The index of GfK, which measures the confidence of German consumers amounted to 10.2 for February, after a 9.9 in January and against a consensus of 10.
The Ifo index of business climate emerged 109.8 in January, against a consensus Reuters 111.3 and 111 in December.
in The United States, investors will take note at 14: 30 registrations a week in unemployment. Index flash purchasing managers ‘ (PMI) Services for January will be unveiled at 15: 45. Sales of new homes in December and the index of leading indicators from the Conference Board for December are expected to 16h.
Around 12: 15, the euro rating 1,0724 dollar, down 0.26%.
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