Titres en action: Netflix, Halliburton, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America…

Here is a selection of announcements that have made (or will make) move the prices of these companies:

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Netflix (NFLX, US $ 501.77) exceeds 200 million paying subscribers worldwide. Netflix announced on Tuesday that it had more than 200 million paying subscribers worldwide, after a favorable year marked by the pandemic and lockdowns, and despite increased competition and a recent increase in its prices. “We believe that we no longer need external investments to finance our day-to-day operations,” the leader in video streaming platforms also announced in its earnings release. The title of the group jumped more than 10% on Wall Street during electronic trading after the close of the stock market.

The American Oil Services Group Halliburton (HAL, US $ 20.94) on Tuesday announced a reduction in its fourth quarter losses and is optimistic about the pace of activity ahead in North America and internationally. Halliburton posted a net loss of $ 235 million or 27 cents per share between October and December, sharply reduced from that of $ 1.653 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to a statement. Adjusted for exceptional provisions and charges, the company posted earnings of $ 160 million, or 18 cents per share, above analysts’ forecast of 15 cents. On Wall Street, Halliburton stock, which fell to less than $ 5 in March 2020 with the outbreak of the epidemic and activity restrictions, gained 0.96% to US $ 20.94 around 10:30 a.m.

The American investment bank Goldman Sachs (GS, US $ 301.01) saw its net income more than doubled in the fourth quarter, mainly thanks to its business advisory and brokerage activities, according to a statement released Tuesday. The establishment, which benefited from the good health of the financial markets at the end of the year despite the negative effects of the pandemic on the economy, gained 4.4 billion dollars from October to December, which corresponds to a 153% jump over one year. Over the same period, its revenue soared 18% to $ 11.74 billion. Income from the brokerage of stocks, commodities, bonds and other financial products rose 23%. Goldman Sachs shares climbed 2.36% during electronic trading before the opening of the New York Stock Exchange.

Bank of America (BAC, US $ 33.01) on Tuesday reported sharply lower profits in the fourth quarter, as in 2020, the fall in interest rates since the start of the pandemic affecting its retail banking activity in particular. The group continued to put money aside to deal with any unpaid debts from its customers, both individuals and businesses, but to a much lesser extent than in previous quarters: Bank of America has provisioned $ 53 million against $ 4, 8 billion in the first quarter, 5.1 billion in the second quarter and 1.4 billion in the third quarter. The establishment saw its net profit decline 23% in the fourth quarter, to 5.21 billion dollars, for a turnover of 20.1 billion dollars, down 10%, details a press release. Bank of America stock fell 1.76% during electronic trading before the opening of Wall Street.

The railway manufacturer Alstom (ALO.PA, 47.28 euros) published Tuesday a slightly lower turnover in the third quarter of its postponed financial year 2020/21, and confirmed its objectives, by counting on positive prospects of the medium-term market. Revenue fell 0.5% between October and December 2020, to 2.049 billion euros, but it is up 2.0% at constant scope and exchange rates, according to a press release. The order book of the group, which is to buy Bombardier Transport on January 29, reached 40.1 billion euros as of December 31, 2020, against 43 billion a year earlier. With growth of 3.46% on the Paris Stock Exchange, Alstom represented the best growth in the market at mid-session. CAC 40, mardi.

Japanese automaker Nissan (+ 3.91% to 544.3 yen) is set to hire the staff it currently employs in Japan on limited-term contracts and abolish them, Bloomberg reported on Monday. The measure, which should affect around 800 people, is seen as a sign of confidence in the future of the partner of Renault (RNO.PA, 34.51 euros), which is also working to reduce its fixed costs.

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