September 26, 2017 / 4:46 AM / a year ago

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Sept 26

ZURICH, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening 0.4 percent lower at 9,107 points on Tuesday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer .

Here are some of the main factors that may affect Swiss stocks:


The food giant set a formal margin target and confirmed it wants to return to mid-single-digit organic sales growth by 2020. "The company will detail how it will reach its mid-single digit organic growth target by 2020, and will announce an underlying trading operating profit margin target of 17.5-18.5 percent by 2020," it said ahead of a highly anticipated investor seminar in London.

Shares indicated up 0.5 percent

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Designated Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan is eyeing savings of up to 25 percent on clinical trials as part of a "productivity revolution", the Financial Times reported in an interview with Narasimhan. [here ]

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Syngenta has postponed plans to issue U.S. dollar bonds, sources told IFR. The company, which was looking at a multi-tranche issue to refinance bridge loans ChemChina raised for its $43 billion takeover of the Swiss chemical maker, sent a notice to investors that said: "The company has had productive meetings with potential investors and intends to come to market in the coming months."


* Addex Therapeutics LTD - net loss increased to CHF 1.8 million in the first half of 2017 from 1.5 million in the first half of 2016

* Kuros Biosciences AG H1 ‍net loss of CHF 7.0 million (first half-year 2016: 13.3 million)​

* Newron Pharmaceuticals raises 27 million francs in share placement

* AMS AG ‍announced the successful placement of $350 million 5-year convertible bonds​.

ECONOMY (Reporting by Zurich newsroom)

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