NEW YORK, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
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Analyst Update: Quarterly Results and Other Updates
Reviewed by: Rohit Tuli, CFA®
U.S. stocks advanced higher on Friday, April 24, 2015, led by strong first quarter results of major technology heavyweights. The NASDAQ Composite advanced 0.71%, to close at 5,092.09; the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.12%, to finish the day at 18,080.14, and the S&P 500 finished at 2,117.69, up 0.23%. European stocks recovered on Friday, following a disappointing run on previous trading session. Germany's DAX 30 rose 0.74%; France's CAC 40 advanced 0.44%, and London's FTSE 100 gained 0.24% on Friday. Meanwhile, major Asian stock markets fell on Friday as China's securities regulator announced to accelerate approval of initial public offerings in a seeming effort to cool the red hot market. The Shanghai Composite and Japan's Nikkei both closed lower on Friday.
Bidness Etc reported that in a note to investors published on April 22, 2015, UBS weighed in on Apple Inc. ahead of the iPhone maker's 2QFY15 results, expected to be released on April 27. UBS is upbeat after the result of its survey showed continuing strong iPhone demand, though it also revealed that the share of iPhone 6 Plus, of the overall mix, has declined compared to the last quarter.
On April 22, 2015, Coca-Cola Co. reported better than expected profit and revenue, helped by price increases in North America. The beverage maker showed the first revenue rise in nine quarters, as per an article on Reuters. US sales of carbonated soft drinks have been declining for nearly a decade because of health concerns.
On April 20, 2015, Reuters reported that Ford Motor Co aims to have 60 dealerships of its Lincoln brand in China by end of 2016, up from 11 now. Ford is in the early stages of re-launching Lincoln in China, with 11 dealerships and 25 planned by the end of 2015. On April 17, 2015, the Company also said that it will spend $2.5 billion to build a new generation of fuel-efficient engines and transmissions in Mexico, creating 3,800 jobs.
On April 23, 2015, General Motors Co.'s announced its Q1 FY15 results. First-quarter profit of $900 million missed estimates as struggles in Russia and Brazil undermined strong sales of light trucks in the U.S., stated an article from Bloomberg. The Company said that adjusted EPS almost tripled to 86 cents, compared to 29 cents a year earlier.
In February 2015, InsideTrade reported that Brazil is facing severe water crisis amidst its worst drought since 1930. The water problem is affecting operations at many companies, including Ambev. InsideTrade further reported that the water crisis has interrupted operations at the beverage maker's factory in Campinas region.
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