Sonova Holding AG (SONVF.PK)
15 Apr 2015
* Completes acquisition of Hansaton Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)
ZURICH, March 2 - Sonova, the world's largest maker of hearing aids, will shift jobs out of Switzerland and freeze pay for Swiss staff as it cuts costs to cope with a surge in the value of the franc.
* Sonova buy Germany's Hansaton Akustik (Adds background, CEO, analyst comments, share price)
* H1 net profit of 173.6 mln Sfr vs 183 mln Sfr in Reuters poll
* Sonova shares open 3.4 percent lower after first-half earnings miss views, unveils share buyback Further company coverage: (Reporting By Katharina Bart)
ZURICH, Nov 17 - Sonova, the world's largest maker of hearing aids, said it would buy back 500 million Swiss francs ($522 million) of its own shares in the next three years and lift its payout ratio.
COPENHAGEN, Nov 13 - William Demant, the world's second-largest hearing aid maker, cut its full-year earnings forecast on Thursday after its products were displaced by rival offerings at one of the biggest U.S. retailers, sending its shares down more than 9 percent.