Thursday, 22 November 2007

Hostil Take Over targeting Brisa

After yesterday closing came to public that the Spanish Abertis had bought, in and out of the market, during the last weeks, about 8% of Brisa's capital accumulating a total of circa 18%. Brisa has about 39% of it's capital circulating in the market as free-float. Brisa closed today's session gaining 4,66% with PSI 20 climbing 1,16%.

In the beginning of the afternoon Brisa publicly denounced the cooperation agreement it had signed with Abertis in 2002. This agreement lead to a swap of stocks but since then Brisa sold almost every stock of Abertis; it seams that Abertis has done the opposite.
According to the press Brisa has a hard core of united stock holders leaded by the family Mello. All together this group aggregates 45% of the capital.
Both Brisa and Abertis are companies specialized in the constructing and exploring highways but also have other secondary activities. Brisa has begun some weeks ago its first major business in the USA.

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

And down they go!

EDP rose 0,88% disguising along with PTM (+4.23%), Jerónimo Martins (+4.20%) the mine crash that affected 16 companies. 14 out of 16 fell more than one percent. 8 out of 14 fell more than 2%. 4 out of 8 fell more than 3% and Impresa managed to slide 7,69%. Overall all sectors were targeted by the depressive mood and some companies come very close to the year minimums.

Out of PSI 20, Martifer, for instance, closed at 8,3€ the lowest value since it was admitted to Euronext Lisbon in mid 2007.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Today EDP sneezed

When EDP sneezes Euronext Lisbon almost gets a cold. I guess today Euronext Lisbon was the only stock exchange that closed below yesterdays figures. During the days things were even uglier than the final scenery but even so PSI 20 lost 0,12% when most of the indexes gained more than 1%.
EDP lost 1,73% and the recovery by BCP, 1,64%, and by BPI, 2,41% was not enough to counterbalance the bad mood.
In the top of the worst we had Sonae Industria, 3,79%, Semapa, -3,31%, Jerónimo Martins, -2,24%, Brisa, -1,98% and ESF (BES), -1,88%.
Better days will come.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Mini stampede to begin the week

The situation worsened during the day and ended with a nasty outlook all over the world. Some relevant opinions presenting a gloomy future certainly helped to set the global mood.

Euronext Lisbon was not an exception. PSI 20 index lost 1,41%. In the green, and barely, only two titles: Impresa, 0,44% and Jerónimo Martins, 0,18%.

Well but I must not delay any further the bad, bed news. With the worst behaviour of the day we had:

Sonae SGPS, 4,83%

Soares da Costa, 4,05%

Sonae Industria, 3,53%

Altri, 3,49%

Portucel, 3,33%

The heavy weights didn’t behaved much better. PT for instance lost 2,37% and EDP 2,11%.

According to Diário Económico today the European Stock Exchanges registered the biggest fall in three months. The pre-announced recession in the USA and the perspective of less “gas” in the Chinese economy are the reasons to blame… for now.

Promoting the crisis?

I’m completely amazed! I subscribed a service of potential sponsored reviews to help sustaining Euronext Lisbon and I received the oddest first offer. The suggestion comes from a site called Bad Credit Offers. I’m a little naïf I must confess but in a time where the sub prime crisis is far from over I can’t avoid some stupefaction when there is a business opportunity specialized in serving credit to people with knowledgeable bad credit history.
The site is attractive and I must say compelling. The offer is diversified, from auto loans to ahm, ahm, home loans. Sub prime crisis? No!

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Is there a trend in Euronext Lisbon?

Is there a trend in Euronext Lisbon? I honestly can't see it.
Today PSI 20 fell 0,87%.
EDP climbed 1,7% but six other companies fell more than 2% each:
PT, GALP, Mota-Engil, ESF (BES), CIMPOR and JM.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

PSI 20 in tune with the world

PSI 20 index climbed 0.33% in a movement in tune with the majority of the European stock exchanges. A rare scenary in the last days.
Galp (+2.72%) resumed the up mountain path that begun with the last week's good news from Brazil.
The highlights in the green:
Brisa, + 1,9%
Soares da costa, +1,77%
Portucel, + 1,65%

The highlights in the read:
PT Multimédia, -1,29%
Impresa, -1,28%
PT, -1,15%.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Going down: PSI 20, -0,57%

Four companies went up by more than 1%...
PT, 2,37%
Impresa, 2,19%
Cimpor 1,45%
Brisa 1,11%

... and four went down by more than 1%:
EDP, 4,27%
REN, 2,73%
BPI, 1,61%
GALP, 1,20%

A mild decline - PSI 20: -0,40%

Correcting a little from last weeks valorization, GALP ended the day losing 8,18%. The news of a small fire in the refinery near Oporto didn't help either.
Another big mover was PT Multimedia that lost 3,91%. The title as not quite stabilized since the spin off.
PSI 20 finished in the read but only by 0,40%.
The justification for this comes from EDP, presently the biggest in PSI 20, which gained 1,44%. PT also climbed (+0,76%). Cimpor (+1,98%) and Redes Electricas Nacionais (+1,95%) had the biggest gains in today's session.

Friday, 9 November 2007

Galp up by 24,69%

And that's a wrap for this week. EDP touched the sky and GALP ended up in paradise. A memorable week for the two biggest companies in Euronext Lisbon.
Galp Energia closed at 15,40€, climbing 24,69% (see previous post). It was followed by far by Sonae SGPS, +3,46%. The latter kept rising due to the intention to spin off in the begging 2008 the financial brunch of Sonae SGPS. This was indeed the spin off week, with the concretization of PT Multimedia separation from PT and also with the announced intention by EDP to spin off its renewable energy division, also during the next year. Remember that with this year’s acquisition in the USA by EDP, and with the significant investment in Portugal and Spain this company is already number 4 worldwide in renewable energies.
PSI 20 index closed gaining 2,14%.

Extra: Oil Fields Forever

When one finds one of the biggest fields of the best oil nature can provide one ends up rich, very rich: GALP Energia owner of 10% of the Brazilian fields yesterday discovered is climbing steeply again: more than 21% ate 11h00, GMT.
PSI 20 index is up by 2,42%.
The Tupi oil field will double Brazil oil production capability. With this new field it will have an oil surplus becoming an international exporter. Brazil’s reserves will most probably surpass Nigeria’s.
More here: "Galp says Tupi Sul field's estimated recoverable reserves 5-8 bln barrels".

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Galp Energia up 13,72%

In a day where PSI 20 ended up broken in two with huge rises but also significant losses I think it is justifiable to publish the entire list of quotes.
Galp benefited from the news of the finding of a very important oil reserve in Brazil, a field where Galp is co-owner. PT Multimedia and are starting (?) to experience the volatility expected for the next months: will they merge?
And EDP is rising probably due to the performance and expectations of its renewable energy investments: EDP is the fourth biggest in the world in this line of business.
On the downturn business as usual bad results equals lower stock exchange value (Impresa), what goes up must come down (Altri), uncertainty can lead to less value (BCP).

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Oh my bank!

Bando Espírito Santo -3,61%
Banco Comercial Português -2,76%
Banco Português de Investimento -2,07%
What a nice day not to have stocks from financial institutions
Worse only Impresa (-4,01%) whose ill results in the new TV season are damaging seriously its business.
To end in a good note take a look and envy EDP- Energia de Portugal: +2,85%
Followed by Altri +2,03% (in a good anticipation of the good results presented after the closing bell) and by PTM (+1,63%) in the day when the Spin off from PT (-1,05%) was made.
Oh! And PSI 20 closed losing 0,40%.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Euronext Lisbon: the best of the day

+1,38%, this was the final figure of the day for PSI 20 index. The best result in the European stock exchanges today.
The stars of the day were PT (+3,26%), EDP (+2,47%) and Altri (+2,07%).
Only PT Multimedia had a significant decrease: 1,07%.

Monday, 5 November 2007

A bad beginning of the week

Psi 20 fell 0,59% with BPI (-3,06%) leading by far the movement. PT was the most significant among the three that managed to gain value today, by climbing 0,76%.
No news today, everything as expected. Tomorrow will have a more uncertain beginning in since things in the US are lightening up a bit with the news of good economic indicators.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Galp Energia mitigated the bad day

PSI 20 index lost again 0,73%. As excepted after the bad mood the was reignited yesterday with Citibank’s not so brilliant results and perspectives, still due to the sub-prime crisis, the markets in Europe and mainly the financial institution went on a negative stream. It is true that towards the end of the session with the not so gloomy US stock markets beginning of session things lightened up a bit but even so the top loosing companies were Banco Espírito Santo (ESF), -1,59% and BCP, -1,52%.
Again one of the big rollers followed the other side of the road, more precisely the good behaviour of Galp Energia (+1,28%), on account of the ever rising oil prices, managed to compensated partly the generalized bad day among most of the 20 companies on Euronext Lisbon top index.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

A not so bright future in the next days, I guess

Yesterday the excuse was local, today the all world had the same reason: the sub-prime crisis e far from over, at least in the next months the worry about lowering stock dividends is pending.
BCP lost 2,09% and BPI lost 1,65%. The biggest fall came from Mota-Engil, -3,15%.
EDP (+1,35%) played an important role in the overall not so bad figure of PIS 20 index: -0,73%. It is relevant to take in account that CAC 40 fell 2,00% and DAX Xetra 1,73% just to give two examples.
Gloomy days in the near future for global stock exchanges, again.