Estée Lauder earnings at 1.62 USD
Estée Lauder (EL) released earnings per share at 1.62 USD, compared to market expectations of 1.32 USD.
Norway Manufacturing PMI Drops Slightly in April
Norway’s DNB Manufacturing PMI dropped to 59.1 in April of 2021 from an upwardly revised 60.5 in the previous month, but remaining at a historical high level. Four of the five main sub-indexes experienced a decline: new orders (56.5 from 60.1 in March), production (57.3 from 60.9), employment (59.5 from 60.3), and stock of purchased goods (51.3 vs 52.3), usually related with a higher demand. In contrast, there was an increase in the sub-index for suppliers’ delivery time (73.5 from 69.3), often associated with high activity, despite not being possible to disentangle the reading from actual delivery inefficiencies.
Mexico Business Sentiment at Near 1-1/2-Year High
The seasonally adjusted manufacturing confidence index in Mexico rose to 48.7 in April of 2021 from an upwardly revised 45.8 in the previous month. It was the highest reading since December of 2019, amid an improvement in expectations regarding the company’s future situation (60.2 vs 58.7 in March) and the country’s future economic situation (54.2 vs 53.6). In addition, manufacturers’ current opinion was more favourable about the company’s situation (51.9 vs 47.2), the country’s situation (44.5 vs 40) and investment (31.9 vs 28.9).
China Petroleum Chemical earnings at 0.153 CNY
China Petroleum Chemical (SNP) released earnings per share at 0.153 CNY, compared to market expectations of 2.11 USD.