Q1 Earnings season – Time to get you some new shorts for the summer

Stocks have risen sharply since 2011, while earnings have lagged Consider this: Since the beginning of 2011 the S&P 500 has risen by more than 60%. On the contrary, aggregate GAAP earnings of the companies included in the index have actually dropped, while Non-GAAP income (a measure that generally smoothes  GAAP earnings for extraordinary items) […]

Special Report: The New Banking Business in US and Europe

Together with flowers and good weather, spring brings about also first quarter results of a year where European QE plays the lion role. With surging volatility, stocks at their highest, and regulatory fines fading out, banks can eventually present to shareholders decent results. Indeed, the last years, which have been characterised by a sluggish economic […]

Market Recap 25/04/2015

US US equities climbed to new heights as the week drew to a close with the Nasdaq Composite surpassing its previous peak of 5048.62 points from the year 2000 that marked the height of the dot-com era. The tech-heavy index advanced 3.2% over the last 5 days to close Friday’s trading session at 5092.08. Among […]

Oil and oil producers: Exxon Mobile

Oil has been completely crushed after peaking this summer: much has changed since our last article earlier this year (http://www.bsic.it/oil-quo-vadis/). Weakness in the price of crude was triggered by fear of a global slowdown: China growing at its lowest rate since 2009 (only 7.3%), together with cuts in economic forecast by IMF and Europe in […]

Adidas _ On The Run

The Story Adidas Stock has been totally crushed since July, losing more than 20%, underperforming the sector. The down trend was triggered by a profit warning due to Russian Ruble instability and the restructuring of its Golf Brand “Taylor Made”. In particular Ukraine political instability in late summer led to devaluation of the Ruble, which […]

Tyres will drift again

Pirelli has been under the spotlight since the beginning of the past week. The company, which is among the main players in the global tyre industry and leader in the high-end segment of the sector, has been characterised by a reorganisation of the shareholders structure. Rosneft, the biggest oil producer of Russia, has become the […]

Is Apple Back?

After a difficult year, Apple – almost flat YTD compared with a 27% rally in S&P500 – seems to be on its way to recovery. Since Q4 earnings release the stock has already rallied 10%, but especially this week a new wave of optimism has pushed the stock higher. There are many good news that […]

Is IBM currently overvalued?

In the last quarter report, IBM announced revenues for $23.7bn (consensus $24.75bn) EPS at $3.99 (consensus $3.96), a light and shade result that followed a similar quarter (Q2), with a beat on earnings per share ($3,91) and a miss on revenues ($24,9bn) and the weakest quarter of the last years (Q1). The stock in the […]

Trade Idea: play out the cointegration between Apple and Amazon

After a long ride south, investors are now given the highly debated Q1 results, which did not seem to bring enough surprise to trigger a turnaround in the stock. However, what we see is indecisive investors frenetically buying and selling the stock on expectations of a short-lived rebound, hindered by a lower prospect of revenues […]