Swiss stocks – Factors to watch on April 21

ZURICH, April 21 (BestGrowthStock) – Swiss shares are set to open
higher on Wednesday, following a rise in Asian equities and
after Apple Inc (Read more about Apple stock future.) (AAPL.O: ) posted results that blew past Wall
Street’s expectations.

The Swiss blue-chip index SMI (.SSMI: ) was indicated to open
up 20 points at 6,861 points, premarket data provided by bank
Clariden Leu showed.(CLPRE: )

The following are some of the main factors expected to
affect Swiss stocks on Wednesday:

SYNGENTA (SYNN.VX: )

Syngenta said on Wednesday it had received approval for
breakthrough corn trait technology in the U.S.

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ECONOMY

Swiss National Bank publishes monthly report

[M-CH]

COMPANY STATEMENTS [CNR-CH]

* Sika (SIK.S: ) posts Q1 sales growth of 2.3 percent in local
currencies. [SIK.S]

* mondoBIOTECH holding AG (RARE.S: ) announces exclusive
engagement with prominent Silicon Valley financial services firm
WR Hambrecht + Co. [RARE.S]

* Day Software (DAYN.S: ) reports 80 percent license revenue
growth in Q1 [DAY.S]

* Basilea (BSLN.S: ): New research data on Basilea’s novel
oncology drug candidate BAL101553 presented [BSLN.S]

EQUITY RESEARCH [CH-RCH]

* Citigroup raises Clariant (CLN.VX: ) to hold from sell –
traders

* Citigroup lowers Syngenta (SYNN.VX: ) to hold from buy –
traders

* UBS lifts price target for Panalpina (PWTN.S: ) to 90 Sfr
from 82 Sfr

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Swiss stocks – Factors to watch on April 21