As populist parties in Rome mobilize for an early election, Italian assets are once again being scrutinized for stresses that undermine the euro project.
The stakes are high. The anti-establishment politicians vying for leadership in the continent’s second-most indebted country want to boost spending in defiance of European Union budget strictures — and make battle with the entrenched order. As such, fears are growing that the fresh election would effectively constitute a referendum on whether the third-largest economy in the euro area should stay within in the single-currency bloc.
Here are five metrics to watch to gauge fear in the periphery and beyond:
The best gauge of risk in any European bond market is a comparison with yields of Germany, the continent’s safest country to lend money to. Before the recent political flare-up, Italy was paying a premium of just over 1 percent compared to Germany to borrow in euros for 10 years. Now, that gap has more than doubled to 2.7 percent.
Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: (LVMUY)
- [By Shane Hupp]
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (OTCMKTS:LVMUY) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.
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Two years ago, I discussed LVMH (OTCPK:LVMUY) (OTCPK:LVMHF) in another article here on Seeking Alpha. Although I wasnt too impressed with the companys free cash flow yield, I did agree this company deserved a premium valuation. And on top of that, I was expecting its strong growth results to continue in the years ahead. Were now two years later, and LVMH has delivered on every front. Unfortunately the market caught up on that as well, and LVMHs share price has doubled in just two years. And although the LVMH results justify a good performance of the share price, I do think LVMH is getting a little pricey.
- [By Leo Sun]
At $126, Tiffany trades at about 27 times this year’s earnings estimate — which is a premium valuation relative to the midpoint of its forecast for 12% growth. LVMH (NASDAQOTH:LVMUY), which owns Tiffany’s rival(and Bogliolo’s former employer) Bulgari, trades at just 25 times this year’s earnings — and analysts expect its EPS to jump 16%. Bulgari, like Tiffany, is pivoting away fromits “old world” charms toward edgier marketing campaigns that target younger shoppers.
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French luxury house LVMH SE (LVMUY) stock surged 3.55% in Paris, changing hands at 278.8 after it reported better-than-expected first quarter sales. Organic revenues rose by 13% in the first three months of the year, driven by its fashion and leather goods division.
Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.(CCE)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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Shares of CCE traded down $0.51 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $37.88. The stock had a trading volume of 705,278 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,496,087. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The company has a market cap of $18.60 billion, a PE ratio of 15.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.76. Coca-Cola European Partners has a 1-year low of $36.17 and a 1-year high of $44.75.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Clinton Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 128,976 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,242,000. Coca-Cola European Partners comprises 0.8% of Clinton Group Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest holding.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its holdings in Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) by 35.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 31,270 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,187 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Coca-Cola European Partners were worth $1,326,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: ABM Industries Incorporated(ABM)
- [By Travis Hoium]
Shares ofABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) jumped as much as 13.4% in trading Thursday after thefacility solutions provider reported fiscal second-quarter results that topped analyst expectations. The stock cooled off slightly at midday but was still up 11.3% at 11:05 a.m. EDT.
Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Golden Ocean Group Limited(GOGL)
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Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 30, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE: TOO) and Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
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Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
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Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)
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Inflation Is a Key Risk
Execs were most worried about inflation, as they should be.
- [By Max Byerly]
ING Groep NV increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) by 6.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 75,007 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 4,642 shares during the quarter. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $1,398,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) had its price objective boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $20.50 to $21.00 in a research note published on Thursday. They currently have a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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