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Rich Asians came to the rescue of UBS Group AG in the first quarter after Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti’s dire outlook on market conditions sent investors into shock and investment banking revenue plummeted. Fresh inflows and better than expected profit were the bright spots in a quarter that saw a slump at the investment bank and weakness at UBS’s asset management unit. The CEO has been hit by a slew of bad news as of late, ranging from investor discontent with his strategy to the departure of his former investment bank head to a $5 billion penalty in a French tax case.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.3% during early morning deals, with most sectors and major bourses in negative territory. Nokia reported a surprise quarterly loss on Thursday, citing tough competition in its core networks business. Shares of the Finnish telecom network equipment maker tumbled more than 10% on the news.
Net income for the first quarter came in at $1.1 billion, versus $848 million expected in a Reuters poll of analysts. UBS UBSG-CH reported a 27% fall in net profit for its first quarter, compared to the same period the year before, with the Swiss bank citing challenging market conditions.
Exports, which account for about half of Korea’s GDP, are on course for a fifth-straight monthly decline amid weak demand from China, the nation’s biggest market. The broader slowdown in the global economy and soft demand for semiconductors are also biting, hurting corporate giants like Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Hynix Inc. The contraction comes even as Moon’s administration ramps up fiscal support, with an extra budget announced this week that came on top of a record budget already in place for 2019.
Hynix’s forecast is a sign that data-centers customers are working through high inventories of memory chips, while lower prices have sparked demand from smartphone makers and other customers. “Server demand growth will increase significantly in the third quarter after rising slightly in the second quarter,” Sean Kim, vice president and head of DRAM marketing, said in a conference call. Apple cut its sales forecast earlier this year and Texas Instruments Inc. cautioned this week that a rebound in customer demand for its chips may take time to materialize.
In its first-quarter investor letter, Tesla said solar deployments were 47 megawatts during the period, down from 73 MW in the previous quarter. U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla, which reported an overall $702 million loss in the first quarter, inherited the solar business in its $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity in 2016. SolarCity boasted a vast sales organization that Tesla gutted by ending the deal with Home Depot and halting door-to-door sales.
"The early bird is the one who knows you need to buy a stock before the underlying business turns around," CNBC's Jim Cramer says. "The executives at Texas Instruments aren't trying to help you time the semiconductor cycle. Don't wait for the "all clear" on semiconductor sales to make a bet on Texas Instruments TXN , CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday.
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Verizon’s Mixed Q1 Earnings Results: Must-Know HighlightsVerizon down on Q1 resultsVerizon Communications stock (VZ) closed down 2.09% on Tuesday after the leading US mobile carrier reported mixed results for the first quarter of 2019 before the
Five-year credit default swaps were quoted at 1,157 basis points, a 17 percent increase in a day, according to prices compiled by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. That puts the probability of a default over that period at more than 58 percent, up from 22.7 percent just one year ago, Bloomberg data indicated. Argentine bond spreads over Treasuries rose 89 basis points, the second day of gains, to 956 basis points, and the peso fell 3.7 percent. Markets are retrenching as support for President Mauricio Macri tumbles ahead of October’s election, with the economy enduring the second recession of his presidency.
The S&P 500 slipped on Wednesday after ending the previous session with a record and the Nasdaq failed to hold all-time highs reached earlier in the day while investors waited for more earnings reports. Energy stocks were the biggest drag on the S&P 500 as oil prices fell. While the tech-heavy Nasdaq had help from eBay Inc's upbeat earnings and a chipmaker rally, investors were digesting a mixed bag of reports.
Microsoft Corp on Wednesday briefly topped $1 trillion in value for the first time after executives predicted continued growth for its cloud computing business. Microsoft shares rose 4.4% to $130.54 in late trading after the forecast issued on a conference call with investors, pushing the company ahead of Apple Inc's $980 billion market capitalization. Microsoft's stock has gained about 23% gain so far this year, after hitting a record high of $125.85 during regular trading hours.