Pit Stop: Ab InBev refuels its deal machine through $5.6bn Budweiser IPO

Ab InBev [ABI:BB] – Market Cap as of 04/10/2019: €170.061bn Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Ltd [HKG: 1876] – Market Cap as of 04/10/2019: HK$403.92bn Introduction On September 30th, the brewer behemoth Anheuser-Busch InBev listed the shares of its Asian Pacific subsidiary, Budweiser Brewing company APAC limited, in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The shares closed […]

Crushing the competition: EQT shares surge 25% in one of the most successful private equity listings of the decade

EQT AB [STO:EQT] – Market Cap as of 04/10/2019 SEK 83.58bn (USD 8.49bn) Introduction On Tuesday, September 24th 2019, the Swedish group EQT— the second largest Private Equity group in Europe — listed on the Stockholm Nasdaq in what was the biggest Private Equity listing of the past decade and one of the most successful […]

Gone with the wind: Orsted sells domestic utility unit in $3.2bn deal to SEAS-NVE

Oersted A/S [CPH:ORSTED] – Market Cap as of 06/10/2019 DKK 264.25bn (USD 38.85bn) Intro On September 18th 2019 Orsted, the largest energy company in Denmark, signed an agreement to sell its domestic utility business to SEAS-NVE, a customer owned Danish energy company. Orsted has announced its divestment plan over a year ago, as an attempt […]

Market Recap 06/10/2019

US The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,573.72 on Friday recording a weekly loss of 0.9%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,952.01 down 0.3% w-o-w. These numbers outline a 3rd straight week of negative returns for US equities. The US market was primarily impacted by 3 key data releases in manufacturing, unemployment, and wages. […]

Put-writing Strategies as an Alternative to Low-Volatility Equity Investments

Equity put-option writing strategies represent an alternative to attain equity-like returns with less volatility. In fact, by writing a put-option the seller collects the option premium and gains exposure to value changes in the underlying equity. The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) publishes already since 2007 daily return data for its S&P 500 PutWrite Index […]

An Introduction To Forecasting Growth and Revenues

Projecting growth of earnings and revenues has always been bread and butter of equity analysis, with equity research departments deploying state of art models and tools in order to gain an advantage in forecasting the high growth industries. However, as 2019 certainly has been for many investors a year of growth stocks rallies and downturns, […]