José Benito de Vega | Since the beginning of 2017 Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) shares have performed poorly, falling -20% compared to -1% for the Ibex 35. This is even clearer compared to the maximums of May 2017 since when they have fallen -40% (-11% Ibex 35).
Blackrock, the largest fund manager in the world, has raised its holding in the electricity company to 5.008% from the 4.998% it held, and remains the second largest shareholder behind the sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).
In its strategic plan for 2018/2020, presented last February, Sabadell set the objective of reducing its exposure to problematic assets to below 9 billion euros. In the end the bank will exceed this target.
Recently renamed Naturgy, Gas Natural has presented its Strategic Plan 2018-2022 to analysts in London. In this new stage, the company will carry out radical changes in its share holding and leadership.
Telefonica has secured the rights to show the Champions League and the Europe League. It has acquired the rights of Mediapro for the next three seasons (2018/2021) for 1.08 billion euros.
The general shareholders meeting of Gas Natural yesterday approved the change of name of the company, baptized Naturgy Energy Group. The group thus relaunches itself at the moment when it wants to take part in the corporate dance taking place in the energy sector. Gas Natural is passing through an historic phase, with drastic changes among its shareholders and leadership and with the design of a strategic plan for 2022.
Ferrovial is going to transfer the headquarters of its international holding company from Oxford to Amsterdam in order to maintain the company under European law when the UK leaves the EU.
Repsol and Macquarrie, the fund that controls Viesgo, have agreed the principle points of the agreement for the acquisition of the Cantabrian electricity company combined cycle gas power plants and retail business. The operation is valued at over 500 million euros and involves near 730,000 customers.
World’s biggest clothing retailer Inditex reported improved profitability (+2%) for the first three months of its financial year despite negative currency effects.
Santander Consumer USA, a subsidiary of the Spanish bank, has assured the US markets regulator (the SEC) that it is in talks with Fiat Chrysler about its plans in the US.