The company is a great business that can raise €8bn to essentially hand over the proceeds to the US courts without destroying its market cap (c.-10% on the news). “Hats off then to Mr Cryan, the CEO of Deutsche Bank, for keeping the benefits of the doubt for more than a year into the job”, says Carax- Alphavalue’s analysts.
The European Commission has initiated proceedings against Spain for the limits it imposes on direct or indirect participation in Red Eléctrica (REE) and Enagás and for restricting voting rights. Brussels could take Spain to the European Court of Justice if the Spanish government’s response is not convincing and there could be a fine in the end.
In equity terms, Frexit risk would leave financial entities having to fuel the economy while depositors would sell francs and buy euros. Obviously the loss in the lending margin would be a huge multiple of the fear spread.
Behavioural finance theory tells us that markets are susceptible to short term emotional moves and politics can be part of that. For example, the current narrative of isolationism and tariff barriers impacting EM exporters as strategists and analysts try and pull out economic effects from the potential policies of the new US administration.
Since the DB /LSE merger was announced (a year ago officially), it has been more beneficial to LSE shareholders than to DB’s, with a valuation gap (29x for LSE vs. 18x for DB) that has never closed. Respective shares have continued to trade in an uncorrelated way suggesting that not only the deal is not consummated but that the GBP/Brexit tango cannot be ignored.
Returns in offshore wind projects have come under pressure with intense competition and aggressive assumptions. As the technology matures, Citi analysts believe falling costs should support a 7-9% project return in the long ter. The case of Gamesa.
Intermoney | For 2017, the forecasts for private consumption indicate that Spain’s advertising market will continue to grow. We reiterate our Buy recommendation for Artresmedia and maintain our Target Price of 13,0 euros/share with a potential upside of 24%.
Cellnex shares have under performed the sector by c.16% since mid -Oct 2016, mainly due to higher government bond yields and the market’s rotation out of yield stocks which, in the case of TowerCos, may have been exacerbated by their dependence on M&A.
Técnicas Reunidas has been awarded by Saudi Aramco the contract for the turnkey project Clean Fuels within the Ras Tanura refinery on the east coast of country. No financial details of the contract have been revealed, but it means a good start to the year for the company and strengthens its position in the Middle East market.
Alfonso de Gregorio (Gesconsult) | We like Euskaltel because of its strong cash generation and good market positioning. In addition, there are the possibilities for inorganic growth and the good macroeconomic and industry outlook for the group’s business.