ZURICH, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening 0.1 percent higher at 8,910 points on Thursday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer .
Here are some of the main factors that may affect Swiss stocks.
The company said it expects organic sales to grow 2-4 percent this year, after they rose a mere 2.4 percent in 2017, their weakest gain in more than two decades, and a goodwill impairment on its skin health business hit net profit.
The ChemChina unit reports 2017 results
* Zurich Insurance Group said it has successfully placed $500 million of notes, which will mature in October 2048.
* Straumann Holding AG expects 2018 EBIT margin to remain stable
* St Galler Kantonalbank AG - FY consolidated profit increased by 6.8 percent, higher dividend
* Addex Therapeutics said it was launching a 40 million Swiss franc capital increase.
Reporting by Zurich newsroom