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PARIS, May 4 (Reuters) – The values that will follow on Wednesday in the Paris Stock Exchange and in Europe where futures contracts show an opening close to equilibrium:
* SOLVAY – The Belgian chemical group on Wednesday raised its target for gross operating surplus (EBITDA) for 2022, after recording higher-than-expected profits in the first three months of the year, thanks to rising prices and sales volume.
* EDF EDF.PA reported a quarterly turnover of 61% over one year in biological fluctuations due to rising electricity and gas prices. nFWN2WV1TJ
* ΝΕΟΕΝ NEOEN.PA published a 36% increase over a period of one year in its quarterly turnover and confirmed its goals. nL6N2WV05I
* VOLKSWAGEN VOWG_p.DE, Europe’s largest carmaker, maintained its annual financial targets citing strong first-quarter results and improved semiconductor supply expected for the second half.
* UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP UMG.AS – The music industry giant released better-than-expected quarterly turnover on Tuesday at 2.20 billion euros and gross operating surplus (Ebitda) as expected.
* HUGO-BOSS BOSSn.DE confirmed the prospects for sales and profits for 2022, despite the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine and health restrictions in China.
* GEBERIT GEBN.S – The Swiss plumbing and plumbing group saw its operating profit fall 5% in the first quarter due to a significant rise in raw material prices and the appreciation of the Swiss franc, which had a negative impact on its sales.
* SIEMENS HEALTHINEERS SHLG.DE The medical device manufacturer reported higher quarterly results and increased its annual financial targets due to strong demand for COVID-19 rapid tests.
* FRESENIOS FREG.DE – The German healthcare group recorded quarterly profits that exceeded market expectations, helped in particular by the strong growth of the generic drug business in emerging markets.
* FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE FMEG.DE – German dialysis equipment maker reported quarterly net profit slightly lower than expected due to the high number of COVID-19-related deaths among its customers and rising labor costs in the United States.
* PANDORA – The Danish jeweler published quarterly sales data above expectations and slightly increased sales forecasts for the whole year.
* ASTON MARTIN AML.L announced on Wednesday the immediate resignation of its CEO, Tobias Moers, who was replaced by Amedeo Felisa, former boss of Ferrari RACE.MI.
* EQUINER On Wednesday, it recorded record earnings before taxes and above expectations in the first quarter, at 18 billion dollars (17.12 billion euros).
* VALLOUREC VLLP.PA announced the partial resumption of its iron ore operation in Brazil after obtaining the consent of the authorities for a period of three months.
* SAFRAN SAF.PA – Jefferies raises its recommendation to “hold” against “underperformance”.
(Written by Laetitia Volga, Edited by Kate Entringer)