Banc Sabadell | We analyse the strategic plan for 2018-19, concluding that its target of average ROE 19-20 of 20% is achievable, given that it would imply post tax profits of around 940 million euros and we forecast that it could best this.
Bankinter | We are revising our recommendation for BBVA to Neutral from Buy because of the deterioration of the situation in Turkey.
Cristina Martín (GVC Gaesco) |With most investors on holiday in the month of August, stock market volumes are traditionally low. This factor, combined with the effect of specific economic and political events can fuel a rise in volatility and huge fluctuations in prices.
Market commentators tell us that the price of Brent crude is dropping and indices like the S&P 500 and the Ibex 35 are falling. The reverse should be the case. Have we not been told that Spain has benefited from the decline in raw material prices? This cuts import prices, increases export margins, reduces pressure on wages etc. But it’s not the case. Oil prices have been tumbling for the last year, and whenever these begin start to tremble so do the stock markets.
MADRID | April 8, 2015 | By Fernando G. Urbaneja | Earlier this year, Santander announced a capital increase of €7 billion through an accelerated book building offer to institutional investors at a 12% discount on the traded share price, which was between €6-€7. Within hours, the new shares were sold and existing shareholders were left as bystanders once they had authorised the board to waive their preferential subscription rights.
The Corner | March 26, 2015 | The German economy is leading the way in yet more positive news for the eurozone, as consumer confidence reaches its highest level for 14 years. In Spain, business confidence is at it’s highest level for eight years, while concern about weak GDP figures in France may be offset by a recent improvement in consumption and exports.
MADRID | February 26, 2015 | By Francisco López | Small savers are penalised most heavily by zero-interest rate policies and what they appreciate most at the moment is good profitability through dividend payment. Stock market experts recommend betting on solid companies that pay high dividends to shareholders, and Telefonica certainly falls into that bracket. The company’s 2014 results showed a 34% drop in profit, but the tech giant has committed to sustainable and increased dividend payments in the future.
MADRID, February 23, 2015 | By Sean Duffy | Friday´s deal was a relief for all involved, yet it remains to be seen if a frantic weekend of number cruncing from Greek officials will meet the strict criteria outlined in the agreement. German bank Berenberg cut the chances of a Grexit to 25% from 35% on Monday.
MADRID| Sean Duffy | Nobody knows how the Greece debt negotiations will turn out, but aren´t we all getting a little tired of the saga?