Swiss stocks – Factors to watch on May 18

ZURICH, May 18 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are some of the
main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Tuesday:

SONOVA (SOON.VX: )

Sonova posts full-year profit for 2009/2010 business year of
355 million Swiss francs and expects organic sales growth of
8-10 percent for 2010/2011 business year.

For related news, click on [SOON.VX]

NOVARTIS (NOVN.VX: )

Pharmaceutical company Novartis engaged in a pattern of
discrimination against women at one of its divisions, a U.S.
jury ruled on Monday, awarding compensatory damages of $3.3
million to 12 women and soon to be determined punitive damages
to a larger group.

For related news, click on [NOVN.VX]

NYCOMED (NYCMD.UL: )

Forest Laboratories and Nycomed receive complete response
letter for roflumilast.

For related news, click on [NYCMD.UL]

ECONOMY [M-CH]

The euro zone crisis is a concern for Switzerland as it
poses a risk to economic recovery, the Swiss National Bank’s
chairman said on Monday.

For related news, click on [M-SNB-CH]

COMPANY STATEMENTS [CNR-CH]

* Oerlikon(OERL.S: ) Q1 2010 showed a net loss of 104 million
Swiss francs.[OERL.S]

* Helvetia (HELN.S: ) says grows in occupational benefits
business [HELN.S]

EQUITY RESEARCH [CH-RCH]

FOR COMPANIES TRADING EX-DIVIDEND, PLEASE CLICK ON:

(.EX.S: ) for all Swiss stocks

(.EXSMI.S: ) for blue chips

(.EXNSMI.S: ) for other stocks

Stock Market Investing

Swiss stocks – Factors to watch on May 18