(AOF) – After three consecutive sessions in the black, European stock markets closed Thursday in the red. Investors have listened to the minutes of the latest Fed monetary policy meeting. The US central bank fears that market optimism will complicate its fight against inflation. But in this struggle it finds above all a too solid labor market in its way, as the ADP survey has shown. The CAC 40 lost 0.22% to 6,761.50 points and the EuroStoxx50 0.36% to 3,959.85 points.
it gained 6.43% on the London Stock Exchange to 1,195p. The Irish low-cost airline has revised upwards its operating profit forecast for the financial year 2023, moving from the current range of €1 billion to €1.2 billion to a new range of €1.325 billion to €1.425 billion. EUR. Ryanair said yesterday that it had carried 11.5 million passengers in December 2022, 21% more than in December 2021 (9.5 million): the load factor stood at 92% compared to 81% a year first.
it rose by 3.33% to 108.50 euros after the announcement of the good results for the third quarter of the 2022-2023 financial year, which closed at the end of November. French poultry turnover reached 1.5 billion euros, up 17.4%. Continuing the trend observed in the first half, volumes decreased by 6.5%. After these quarterly results, Midcap Partners confirmed its Buy recommendation on LDC with a target price of 132 euros.
Growing by 4.31% to 60.50 euros on the Paris Stock Exchange,
has raised its targets for 2022. The perfume maker is now targeting sales of between €705m and €710m, up more than 25%, from €670m to €680m previously, an increase of around 20%. Operating margin should exceed 17% versus 17% expected. In recent weeks, the group has benefited from consistently high demand and an extremely satisfactory delivery rate.
Macroeconomic data of the day
Germany posted a trade surplus of 10.8 billion euros in November. It is stable over a year. Exports fell by 0.3% on a month to 135.1 billion euros, while imports fell by 3.3% to 124.4 billion euros. Economists polled by Reuters had expected an average 0.2% increase in exports and a 0.5% contraction in imports.
In November 2022, compared with October 2022, industrial producer prices decreased by 0.9% in the euro area and in the EU, according to estimates by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2022, prices had fallen by 3.0% in the euro area and by 2.6% in the EU. In November 2022, compared with November 2021, industrial producer prices increased by 27.1% in the euro area and by 27.4% in the EU.
235,000 jobs were created in the private sector in the US in December, according to the ADP survey. 150,000 creations expected, according to consensus, after 127,000 in November
204,000 jobless claims were filed in the US last week, up from a consensus of 225,000 after 223,000 the previous week, a revised figure of 225,000.
In November, the United States recorded a trade deficit of 61.50 billion dollars, much lower than expected: 73 billion dollars. By October, it had reached $77.80 billion.
The private sector contracted less than initially announced in the US in December, S&P Global indicated. The Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index, which takes into account the manufacturing and services sectors, came in at 45. It had risen to 44.6 in the first estimate and economists were awaiting confirmation. It was 46.4 in November. At the same time, the services PMI dropped from 46.2 to 44.7. It had risen to 44.4 in the first estimate and economists awaited confirmation.
The euro lost 0.76% to 1.0528 euros