Morgan Stanley | We lower profit estimates for Spanish banks at an average 4.6-5% for 2020-2021 given the sensitivity of these to a further flattening of the rate curve as a result of a more dovish ECB.
Santander AM | Stock markets maintain strong profits this year. The strength of the profit taking as a result of the new tariff increases to China should not hide their good behavior along the year.
Telefonica’s dividend payment of 0.40 eur per share in cash will be divided into two payments of 0.20 euros / share.
Renta 4 | Mediaset Spa and Mediaset España have announced their merger through a share exchange under the name of MediaForEurope (MFE), which will be the new parent company, with the intention of creating a pan European platform, which will trade in the Italian and Spanish stock markets, able to unite a combined audience of 107 million viewers.
The ratings agency Fitch Ratings has upgraded its short term rating for Enagás (ENG) and Enagás Financiaciones S.A.U from “F2” to “F1”’, applying its new short methodology for short term ratings.
Morgan Stanley | ACS (ACS) continues to reduce its risk profile following the purchase of Abertis and its exposure to assets. This is already discounted in the price. in addition it remains without control over the cash flow of its most important assets (Abertis; ACS/Hochtief/Cimic).
Banc Sabadell | According to the press, Maurici Lucena (President of AENA) has commented that during the period of the next Airport Regulatory Document (DORA, 2022-26) the company will invest 1 billion euros per year (5 billion euros in the entire period).
Renta4 | According to Bloomberg the Italian parent company is considering various options for Mediaset España (TL5), among them combining its business to confront the competition from platforms like Netflix.
Banca March | The ECB announced other limitations on liquidity that will make it difficult for peripheral banks to access the new TLTRO III.
“There is no probability of deflation, there is very low probability of recession, there are no threats of de-anchoring of inflation expectations,” Mario Draghi said on Thursday. The governor of the European Central Bank announced once again – as he did in March – that it will delay the rate hike at least until 2020 and kept all options open, especially in case economic prospects deteriorate. ECB’s decision is in line with those of other central banks in the world. The Fed has just opened the door to a rate cut, something that Australia and India have already done.