Xpeng shares spike 10% as the Chinese electric carmaker teases new SUV to launch next week

Mizuho Financial H1 Profit Climbs, Lifts FY21 Profit View; Stock Up – Quick Facts

Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (MZHOF.OB,MFG) reported Friday that its first-half profit attributable to owners of parent grew 79 percent to 385.66 billion yen from 215.52 billion yen last year. Earnings per share were 152.12 yen, up from 84.98 yen a year ago.

Ordinary profit climbed 49.2 percent to 399.34 billion yen from prior year’s 267.61 billion yen.

Ordinary income edged up 0.1 percent to 1.579 trillion yen from 1.576 trillion yen in the previous year.

Looking ahead, for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, the company now expects profit attributable to owners of parent to be 530 billion yen or 209.03 yen per share, up 12.5 percent from the prior year.

The company previously expected attributable profit of 510.00 billion yen or 201.06 yen per share.

In Japan, Mizuho Financial shares were trading at 1,558 yen, up 1.5 percent.

AstraZeneca Slips To Loss In Q3, Revenues Climb; Backs FY21 Outlook – Quick Facts

British drug major AstraZeneca (AZN.L,AZN) reported Friday a loss before tax in its third quarter of $2 billion, compared to last year’s profit of $853 million. Loss per share was $1.10, compared to profit of $0.49 a year ago.

Core earnings per share were $1.08. The company noted that the impact of pandemic vaccine on earnings per share was $0.01.

EBITDA declined 6 percent to $5.69 billion.

Total revenue in the third quarter increased 50 percent to $9.87 billion from last year’s $6.58 billion. The revenues grew 48 percent at constant exchange rates.

Excluding the pandemic COVID-19 vaccine, total revenue increased 34 percent on a reported basis and 32 percent at CER in the quarter to $8.82 billion.

Looking ahead, the company said its earnings guidance for the full year 2021 remains unchanged. The company continues to project growth in Core earnings per share to $5.05 to $5.40.

Total revenue excluding the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to grow by a low-twenties percentage, in line with prior guidance. Including vaccine revenues in Q4 2021, revenue is expected to grow by a mid-to-high twenties percentage.

Pre-market Movers: RWLK, OTRK, EVAX, NRXP, PTON…

The following are some of the stocks making big moves in Friday’s pre-market trading (as of 05.30 A.M. EDT).

In the Green

ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (RWLK) is up over 70% at $2.20

Ontrak, Inc. (OTRK) is up over 37% at $13.30

Assertio Holdings, Inc. (ASRT) is up over 30% at $1.45

JFrog Ltd. (FROG) is up over 13% at $40.30

Borr Drilling Limited (BORR) is up over 12% at $1.18

Expedia Group, Inc. (EXPE) is up over 11% at $175.88

Puxin Limited (NEW) is up over 11% at $0.69

Funko, Inc. (FNKO) is up over 9% at $19.05

Insignia Systems, Inc. (ISIG) is up over 8% at $8.02

Endo International plc (ENDP) is up over 8% at $5.35

RISE Education Cayman Ltd (REDU) is up over 6% at $0.79

Baosheng Media Group Holdings Limited (BAOS) is up over 5% at $1.77

In the Red

Evaxion Biotech A/S (EVAX) is down over 37% at $7.89

NRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NRXP) is down over 35% at $5.73

Peloton Interactive, Inc. (PTON) is down over 32% at $58.25

bluebird bio, Inc. (BLUE) is down over 28% at $18

Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (PBYI) is down over 19% at $5.15

TDH Holdings, Inc. (PETZ) is down over 15% at $3.62

Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. (CEMI) is down over 11% at $2.17

Aditxt, Inc. (ADTX) is down over 10% at $2.25

Dynavax Technologies Corporation (DVAX) is down over 9% at $18.89

Redbox Entertainment Inc. (RDBX) is down over 9% at $16.30

FAT Brands Inc. (FATBB) is down over 6% at $15.48

Gmail DOWN: Thousands of UK users unable to send email as website crashes

GMAIL has gone down for thousands of users in the UK.

Problems with Google's popular email platform began around 8:30am GMT (3:30am EST) on Friday, according to online outage trackers.

More than 2,300 people have reported problems with the Gmail app and website to DownDetector, which monitors online blackouts.

Of those complaints, 55 per cent were logged due to server connection issues, while 29 per cent noted trouble sending or receiving emails.

A further 15 per cent were related to difficulties with the Gmail website.

Users in the United States appear to be unaffected by the outage.

It's not immediately clear what's responsible or what proportion of users are affected.

The Sun has tested the Gmail app and website on multiple devices in London and they appear to be working properly.

The Sun has reached out to Google for comment.

Gmail has an estimated 2billion active users around the globe, making it the world's most popular email service.

As well as regular consumers, tens of thousands of businesses use the platform as their primary means of communication.

More to follow…


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    Xpeng shares spike 10% as the Chinese electric carmaker teases new SUV to launch next week

    • Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng teased a new sports utility vehicle on Friday with the launch scheduled for next week.
    • The car is likely to be the successor to Xpeng's current SUV the G3 and G3i.
    • It will be launched at the Guangzhou auto show on Nov. 19.

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    GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng teased a new sports utility vehicle on Friday, with the launch scheduled for next week.

    The car is likely to be the successor to Xpeng's current SUV the G3 and G3i. It will be launched at the Guangzhou auto show on Nov. 19.

    Xpeng shares were up over 10% in afternoon trade in Hong Kong.

    The new car will add further competition to China's already crowded electric vehicle market.

    Xpeng also currently sells two sedans — its flagship P7 and the P5.

    In October, Xpeng delivered 10,138 cars, of which 3,657 units were its G3 and G3i SUV, reaching a monthly record since the vehicle's launch in December 2018.

    The company said its cumulative deliveries have exceeded 100,000 as of the end of October.

    Xpeng faces competition from rival start-ups Li Auto and Nio, both of which have electric SUVs on the market, as well as Tesla's Model X.