ZURICH Feb 7 The Swiss blue-chip SMI
was seen opening 0.13 percent down at 8320 points on Tuesday,
according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer
The following are some of the main factors expected to
affect Swiss stocks.
* Daetwyler said it increased its net revenue by 4.3
percent 1.2 billion Swiss francs ($1.21 billion) during 2016.
The operating result increased to 146.1 million francs. It
increased its target range for EBIT margin to between 11 percent
and 14 percent.
* Kudelski said it will provide Altice USA with a
content protection and innovation platform to enable encryption
and content security for its HD and 4K offerings
* Oerlikon said it is expanding its additive
manufacturing (AM) business with a research and development and
production facility in North Carolina.
* Wisekey said its reported consolidated net loss
for FY2016 will be around $43 million. It is acquiring an 85
percent interest in Quovadis and says it is reviewing further
acquisitions for 2017.
* Zurich Insurance said its Travel Solutions
business seeks to acquire all shares of Cover-More.
* AMS said 2016 net income was 102.9 million euros
($110.08 million), down from 148.7 million euros in 2015. It
said it was confident about strong revenue growth potential for
the current year.
Swiss consumer confidence rose to -3 in the first quarter of
2017, from -13 in the fourth quarter.
The Swiss Treasury reopened bonds maturing in 2030 and 2049
in the latest auction.
($1 = 0.9935 Swiss francs)
($1 = 0.9348 euros)
(Reporting by Zurich newsroom)