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Iberdrola buybacks operations

Iberdrola issues bonds in Brazil

Bankinter | Iberdrola is preparing a bond issuance in Brazil. The Spanish company’s aim is to secure financing for its Brazilian subsidiary’s new investments. Among these investments, the adjudication of network projects valued at €1.380 billion stands out.


REE downgraded by Fitch after Hispasat purchase

Fitch downgraded Red Eléctrica (REE, A- from A, and elevates the perspective to stable from negative) after the firm’s acquisition of Hispasat. The credit rating agency says that the 2018-2022 strategic plan announced by the group in February “does not support a capital structure consistent with the ‘A’ rating level in the medium term.”


Uncertainty? Volatility index 20% below its historical average

After a period of gloomy macro data, market watchers are starting to see the light. According to Allianz research, the share of “bulls” has increasedfrom around 30% at the start of the year to currently 54% net. At the same time, the volatility index is some 20% below its historical average, in spite of the much greater uncertainty facing the world economy.


Telefónica sells its data centers to reduce debt

Banc Sabadell | Telefonica will decide in the coming days between the binding and final offers it has on the table, namely Digital Realty, Equinix and Brookfield’s. The price would be around 500/600 million euros. The Spanish tech company has 23 data centers in 9 countries.


Ibex: dividends and little else?

M&G Valores | A sustained annual growth in profits of 4% is well below that of previous bull cycles in the stock market, but seems realistic in the current situation. We have on one hand the modest growth of developed economies (secular stagnation), and on the other the composition of the Ibex dominated by regulated sectors, with modest growth, and the banks.


Amadeus CEO sells shares, and that is never good

Bankinter |  Luis Maroto, Amadeus CEO, has proceeded to sell throughout 2019 small packets of shares up to a total of 82.673 shares, which has reduced his holding to 0.056%. The total of shares sold in 2019 amounts to 5.5M€.

ECB reaching out for banks

Axel Botte (Ostrum AM) | Equity markets resumed rising last week. European indices gained as much as 2.5%. The rebound in bank stocks appears traceable to Mario Draghi’s comments hinting at possible changes to the deposit facility rate scheme. Equity markets were also upbeat in Asia and in North America.


TCI sells 0.8% of AENA

Banc Sabadell | The regulator has announced that TCI will make an accelerated sale of 0.8% of AENA at an estimated price (according to Bloomberg) of 159.53 Euros/share (-2.2%).