EU indices consolidate | TA focus on Zalando
Philippe Delabarre June 18, 2020 8:15 AM
European stocks report | Tesco | Zalando | Siemens Gamesa...
Yesterday, European stocks were firm, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index rising 0.7%. Germany's DAX 30 increased 0.5%, France's CAC 40 advanced 0.9%, and the U.K.'s FTSE 100 was up 0.2%.
56% of STOXX 600 constituents traded higher yesterday.
73% of the shares trade above their 20D MA vs 73% Tuesday (below the 20D moving average).
41% of the shares trade above their 200D MA vs 38% Tuesday (above the 20D moving average).
The Euro Stoxx 50 Volatility index eased 0.74pt to 35.36, a new 52w high.
SECTORS vs STOXX 600
3mths relative high: Technology
3mths relative low: Telecom
Europe Best 3 sectors
health care, technology, retail
Europe worst 3 sectors
automobiles & parts, insurance, energy
The 10yr Bund yield rose 2bps to -0.43% (below its 20D MA). The 2yr-10yr yield spread fell 4bps to -26bps (below its 20D MA).
EC 09:00: ECB Economic Bulletin
FR 10:00: 3-Year BTAN auction, exp.: -0.53%
FR 10:00: 5-Year BTAN auction, exp.: -0.33%
UK 12:00: BoE Interest Rate Decision, exp.: 0.1%
UK 12:00: BoE Quantitative Easing, exp.: £645B
UK 12:00: MPC Meeting Minutes
UK 12:00: BoE MPC Vote Hike, exp.: 0/9
UK 12:00: BoE MPC Vote Unchanged, exp.: 44083
UK 12:00: BoE MPC Vote Cut, exp.: 0/9
In Asian trading hours, EUR/USD fell to 1.1237 and GBP/USD dipped to 1.2534. USD/JPY dropped to 106.81. AUD/USD declined to 0.6853. This morning, official data showed that Australia's economy shed 227,700 jobs in May (-78,800 jobs expected), while jobless rate rose to 7.1% (6.9% expected) from 6.2% in April,
Spot gold was little changed at $1,725 an ounce.
#UK - IRELAND#
Tesco, a groceries and general merchandise retailer, said it has agreed to sell its business in Poland to Salling Group for a total enterprise value of 181 million pounds.
Taylor Wimpey, a housebuilding company, reported that it has raised 515 million pounds through the placing of 355 million new ordinary shares.
Schroders, an asset management company, was downgraded to "sell" from "neutral" at Goldman Sachs.
Marks & Spencer, a retailer, was upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at HSBC.
Zalando, an e-commerce company, said it "expects a significant increase in sales and EBIT in the second quarter, which is significantly above current market expectations", citing a strongly increasing consumer preference for digital offerings. From a chartist point of view, the upward breakout above the 48 area (resistance between 2018 & 2020) has triggered a new measured move up towards 75.
Source: GAIN Capital, TradingView
Wirecard, a payment processor and financial services provider, is expected to report 1Q results.
Remy Cointreau, a spirits company, was upgraded to "overweight" from "underweight" at Barclays.
Siemens Gamesa, a wind turbines manufacturer, announced the appointment of Andreas Nauen, currently Offshore head, as new CEO with immediate effect. At the same time, the company said "project costs and the financial impact of COVID-19 disruptions will result in a negative EBIT in the third quarter", and "the anticipated positive EBIT in the fourth quarter is not expected to completely offset the negative development for the full fiscal year".
Aena, an airport and heliport operator, was upgraded to "neutral" from "underweight" at JPMorgan.
EQT, a Swedish investment group, has agreed to sell its 3.9 billion euros credit arm to private equity firm Bridgepoint, reported the Financial Times citing people familiar with the matter.
ArcelorMittal: $0.3, Henkel: E1.85, Informa:15.95p, Investor: SEK9, Symrise: E0.95
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