Fernando González Urbaneja | Over the last two decades, for very sound reasons, big companies around the world, including Spanish ones, have shown interest in improving their governance model, what is now called “governance”. There is an abundance of academic literature, recommendations from regulators, legal regulations in all areas and explicit commitments from managers and directors blessed by boards of directors and general meetings. It is clear that efforts and…
The Bank of Spain’s statistics on the balances, by holders, of Ibex 35 stocks were released today. Foreign investors held 57.21% of the value of Ibex 35 shares at end-March this year, slightly more than the 56.5% they held a year earlier. The value of their holdings amounted to 312.547 billion euros. According to data from the Bank of Spain, households own 14.2% of Ibex 35 shares, some 77 billion…
Bankinter | For weeks, financial circles have been hovering around the idea of the German giant taking full control of the subsidiary. The market is speculating on a possible stock market exclusion of Siemens Gamesa, in which it currently holds a 67% stake, according to Expansion. As said by the same sources, the CEO of Siemens Energy commented that “it is not currently on its agenda”. The remaining 33% of the capital would represent at market prices some 5.833 billion euros.
Fernando Rodríguez | The announced merger between SASB and IIRC, two institutions which set non-financial reporting standards, is a step forward in the convergence towards a single standard. This process began at the end of 2019 when framework- and standard-setting institutions of international significance like SASB and IIRC together with GRI, CPD and CDSB joined efforts and signed: Statement of Intent to Work Together Towards Comprehensive Corporate Reporting.
Behind this worse performance is the elevated weight of the banking sector in the Ibex-35, being one of the sectors with the worse performance – the Euro Stoxx Banks has risen 0.76% this year – as well as the country´s political instability, which keeps many investors on the side-lines of our market.
José Benito de Vega | Following the sharp fall compared to the Ibex 35 in the last two months of 2018 (-26% in November/December 2018 compared to the -4% of the Ibex 35), NH has performed relatively positively so far in 2019, with a rise of 22% compared to the 12% of the Ibex 35.
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.