Acerinox shares suspended from trading on rumours of merger with Aperam

Bankinter | The Stock Market Regulator (CNMV) has suspended trading in the shares of Acerinox this Friday, on the news of a possible merger with Aperam, whose share trading is also suspended. According to financial daily Expansion, and as picked up by Bloomberg on Thursday, Acerinox and Aperam could be studying their integration. Bankinter analysts’ team opinion: Acerinox and Aperam are both leaders in stainless steel, with similar market capital (Acerinox’s…


Greater pressure on US imports in H2’22: Acerinox, from Overweight to Equalweight, T.P. 11,70 to 13,30 euros/share

Morgan Stanley | The market is assuming normalised profits and not extrapolating the extraordinary profits in Q1 2022 due to macroeconomic uncertainties. For the time being, we remain neutral on the sector and are changing our order of preference. Aperam has been the one which has most lagged behind out of all the steel stocks YTD. We believe the recent derating is exaggerated and its exposure to Europe clearly compensates that….


Nippon Steel Liquidates Its Stake In Acerinox

UBS has sold approximately 21.4 million ordinary shares of ACERINOX (ACX), informing the market that the final terms of the private placement have been set. The sale was carried out via an accelerated bookbuilt offering, aimed exclusively at qualified investors. The shares sold represent approximately 7.9% of Acerinox’s share capital, and the amount of the placement was EUR 225 million, with a sale price of 10.55 euros per share. On…


Nipon Steel Sells Half Of Its Shares In Acerinox

Nippon Steel has announced the sale of a 7.9% stake in Acerinox, the Spanish stainless steel manufacturer, for 218 million euros. The transaction was completed in a private placement by UBS amongst big investors in a few hours at 10.2 euros per share. The price was 5% below the close on Thursday June 17.The Japanese steelmaker was until now Acerinox’s second largest shareholder with 15.8%, behind the 19.35% held by Corporación Financiera Alba, the March family’s investment vehicle. The third investor is Daniel Bravo with 4.5%.

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Acerinox: After A Strong Correction, Offers A 5% Dividend Yield

José Benito de Vega | Acerinox enjoyed a very positive stock market evolution up to 1 October compared to the Ibex 35 (+8.8% compared to -6.3% for the index ). Since then its shares have corrected strongly, losing 32%, leaving its relative performance for the year in negative (-28% compared to -12% for the Ibex). This sharp correction has been driven by doubts about the situation of the sector in Europe.

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Acerinox Strong Points Against Trade Environment: Geographical Distribution And Financial Solidity

Acerinox recently celebrated its Capital Markets Day, in which it confirmed its strategy based geographical diversification of its plants (distributed over 4 continents), a policy of differential investment, the control of costs and strengthening its balance sheet, with a special stress on the generation of cash. Its exposure to the US, where the fundamentals remain solid, amounts to around 45% of its sales.


Acerinox Stuck With No Investment Proposition; Target Price From €14 To 10.50 €

The metal industry is not performing well on the stock exchange in current year due to lower expectations about the US infrastructures investment plan and fears of contraction in China’s growth. Specifically, Acerinox has dropped around 14% in the last three months, while in the whole year lost near 5%. Analysts have been supporting the company with a recomendation of “hold” and buy”, but Citi has broken the tendency by downgrading to “sell” and cutting target price to €10.50 from previous €14.


Acerinox Calls For More Protectionist Measures Against Asian Overcapacity

The CEO of Acerinox reiterated current week the risks which the European steel sector has been highlighting for years, given that the arrival of steel from China is detrimental to their interests. He said he expects the company’s 2017 results to be significantly higher than those of 2016, driven by the recovery in prices and in demand.

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Indonesia To Damage The Stainless Steel Sector

Indonesia has announced that it is going to ease up its export ban on nickel ore. It appears it is going to allow nickel miners to export as long as they dedicate at least 30 percent of their smelter capacity to processing low-grade ore, defined as below 1.7 percent nickel.  For Spanish Acerinox, as well as the rest of the stainless steel sector, this news is very negative as it will put downwards pressure on nickel prices.