Shares of Johnson & Johnson, which rose till 1.44% over the past week, on Tuesday closed with a decrease of 2.3%, despite on the publication of a better-than-expected Wall Street experts, a report for 3 fin. quarter.
Investors are concerned about the potential consequences of ending the large-scale study of the J&J vaccine against COVID-19, designed to participate 60 thousand patients from different countries.
The company has set up the special committee because one patient has been diagnosed with the “unexplained disease” and now experts are finding out whether this is a consequence of the vaccine. J&J announced the termination as a common practice, however, they do not predict how soon the final study will resume.
For the 3rd quarter that ended September 30, Johnson & Johnson reported the following:
Earnings per share rose to 4% (compared to last year) to $ 2.20, which is $ 0.22 more than analysts estimate at $ 1.98. Total quarterly profit rose to $ 5.87 billion from $ 5.67 billion in the same quarter last year.
Total revenue grew from 2% to $ 21.1 billion, which is above the Wall Street average estimate of $ 20.2 billion.
The main increase in the company’s revenue was due to the high sales of the medical equipment and the higher demand for some of the J&J`s drugs.
The pharmaceutical division increased revenue by 5% to $ 11.4 billion. Consumer goods of the sales rose from 1.3% to $ 3.5 billion. The medical equipment division generated $ 6.1 billion, which is 1.7% more than in the same quarter last year.
J&J raised its financial forecast for the year: earnings per share from the range of $ 7.75 – $ 7.95 to the range of $ 7.95 – $ 8.05, and the total sales forecast: from $ 79.9 billion. – $ 81.4 billion to $ 82 billion – $ 82.8 billion
“Our world-class research team is working tirelessly to advance the third phase of testing of our COVID-19 vaccine and to adherence to the highest standards of the transparency, safety and efficiency,” – said the CEO of J & J, Alex Gorsky, in the press release.
Johnson & Johnson plans to complete the third phase of trials of its single-dose vaccine against COVID-19 in mid-January 2021. Paul Stoffels, vice chairman of the executive committee, senior scientific expert at Johnson & Johnson said they plan to deliver to market 1 billion doses. “We are in the middle of the third phase of […]
Latvian airline AirBaltic will resume flights to Ukraine on December 1 and will start a new flight Vilnius-Kiev to Boryspil airport. The schedule includes departures twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays on Airbus A220-300. Flights from Vilnius will depart at 09:00, from Kiev – at 11:15. “Vilnius Airport can be used for transit to […]
Last week, from November 16 to 22, more than 4 million people in the world became infected with the new type of coronavirus, which is a record number since the beginning of the pandemic. This was announced on Tuesday, November 24, the press service of the World Health Organization. According to the WHO, in these […]
If coronavirus vaccines become widely available and help restore international trade and economic growth, the dollar is likely to fall by 20% in 2021. Bloomberg reports that this forecast was made by Citigroup Bank. If the forecast comes true, it will be a record drop since 1985, when the DXY index fell by 18.5% over […]
During the first weekend of weekend quarantine, catering establishments lost 27% of turnover. This is as of Monday, November 16, according to the platform Opendatabot, citing data from Poster, a restaurant automation company. It is noted that during the week the turnover of cafes and restaurants fell by 10% compared to the previous week. In […]
Reuters reported, In Switzerland, the procedure of accelerated testing of Moderna vaccine has started. This will allow to approve the drug if it passes all clinical trials. “Swissmedic can get an initial idea of the benefits and risks of vaccine candidates before the study is completed. This speeds up the review process and at the […]
The World Health Organization expects that by the spring of 2021, the situation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic could change significantly. The main hope is the invention of vaccine against the disease. This was stated by Adviser to the Director-General of the WHO Bruce Aylward. He noted that by March the situation could […]
The net loss of the second largest American oil and gas company Chevron, which accounts for the parent company, in the first nine months of 2020 amounted to 4.878 billion dollars against a profit of 9.534 billion dollars a year earlier, the company said. The diluted loss per share was $ 2.63 against earnings of […]
00The cost of bringing a claim against a bank in the London courts has skyrocketed with claimants exposed to costs of up to £10m, say senior litigators. The debate over costs follows a string of high-profile civil litigation and investor claims against banks filed at the High Court in recent months. Banks including Barclays, Lloyds […]Next
At a meeting of the Joint Commission on International Road Transport Union, Ukraine and Poland agreed to allocate 5,000 additional permits for Ukrainian carriers for 2020. Vladyslav Kryklii, the head of the Ministry of Infrastructure announced it on Friday, November 20 on his Facebook page. “Our carriers will receive the first permits in early December. […]Next
The Council of the European Union approved funding in the amount of 87.4 billion euro for the Member States in the form of the loans under the SURE – temporary EU instruments to reduce the risk of unemployment during the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19. This support should help for the Member States to finance sharp increase […]Next
The computer system of the American medical company Universal Health Services, which has a membership of over 400 medical institutions, has become the object of attack by hackers that demand the ransom. This was reported by CNBC, citing sources from the company’s employees. According to the TV channel, computers in the various institutions of the […]Next
In the north of England, in the shire of Durham closed the last commercial coal mine Bradley Mine, which operated for almost 200 years. It is noted that the open coal sump, which produced 150 thousand tons of coal per year, decided to close after failed plans to expand production areas. Environmentalists have fought against […]Next
EpiCentre K has bought the Alta Center TC . The object has been pledged to the one of the commercial banks and sold to repay the debt to the financial institution. There are no any official comments from EpiCentre K for this moment. The complex is owned by VK Development – a developer unit of […]Next
In Lausanne (the Swiss city) took place the final of the international start-up competition Seedstars Summit 2016 in which the best tourist startup in the world was chosen. The main prize, the investment of up to $ 500,000 received the Ukrainian company TripMyDream. The team fought for the title of winner among the ten finalists, […]Next
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began to test the Chinese video streaming service under the iQiyi subscription, similar to Netflix. The inspection was reported by the Chinese company. In this statement, the ADR companies which trading on the Nasdaq, fell by 13% in price. The paper of Baidu, the main shareholder of iQiyi, […]Next
The price of shares of Coca-Cola today is 13.6% lower than at the beginning of 2020, and the profit with revenues of the second quarter fell by a third due to lower sales in restaurants and entertainments in the conditions of a pandemic. At the same time, shares of Coca-Cola are considered to be a […]Next
On Monday, the Cabinet of Ministers of the United Kingdom officially announced the implementation of more than 700.000 million shares of the largest national retail bank Lloyds Banking Group total value of which, at the close of the stock market on Friday, estimated at 481 million pounds. Thus, a majority of assets owned by the […]Next
McDonald’s F 32 has officially announced changes in the process of cooking its burgers. The buns will become softer and darker, and the company will bake them according to three different recipes. McDonald’s promises they will not have flavor enhancers: only natural ingredients to improve texture, frying and taste. The size of the buns was […]Next
Ukraine will allocate 2.6 billion hryvnias for the purchase of a coronavirus vaccine. This was stated by Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko at the press conference on Monday, September 14. “By 2023, we have a real opportunity to ensure health care spending at 5%. There is an increase in 2021 to 4.2% of GDP for health […]Next
This week Chipotle (Chipotle Mexican Grill) closed another restaurant, this time in Boston, after a large number of students were poisoned by food. Questions of consumers about quality of products in Chipotle grow. Similar cases have been seen in other states, when people feel bad after a visit to Chipotle. Food scandal confused the investors […]Next
The commercial court of Kiev had arrested UAH 380,712 million of Creative PJSC, which is one of the largest domestic producers of oil and fat products and part of the Creative industrial group as security in the case of VTB Bank. According to the report, in January 2016, VTB Bank appealed to the court to […]Next
The Italian Antimonopoly Authority has announced that investigating allegations of fairness and improper commercial practices of Apple’s cloud services, Google and Dropbox. Along with the recent investigation into alleged fixing of prices, Italy’s antitrust regulator has said, that separately examines how companies, including Apple, manage their business in the cloud services in the country. According […]Next
On March 4, the social network Facebook lifted the ban on showing political advertising, which was imposed after the November US presidential election. We introduced this temporary ban after the November 2020 elections to avoid confusion or abuse after the Election Day. Unlike other platforms, we require authorization and transparency not only for political and […]Next