INGOT Brokers AU | European market report (2017-08-16)

European market report (2017-08-16)

European equities ended today’s session in positive territories for the third consecutive session as geopolitical tensions in the North Korean Peninsula eased, the war of words between North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and American President Donald Trump eased on Tuesday to take pressures off the markets, Markets in Europe Rallied after Kim Jung Un said that he would delay firing missiles at Guam until he hears more from the White House.

Furthermore, Market also closed as investors were cautious ahead of the Federal reserve minutes to be released later on Wednesday.  

Looking at Specific stock in Europe, Admiral Group a British motor and home insurer announced a 1 percent increase in profit before tax for the initial six months of the year. Be that as it may, the firm also said that higher cost from the rise in British governments personal injury rate weighed on growth. The Insurer’s shares fell by nearly 6 percent on the news.

On Tuesday, British food retailer Sainsbury announced it would put its 168 million dollars proposed takeover of grocery wholesalers Nisa on Hold. Moreover, German airliner Lufthansa share price rose by 4.7 percent on Tuesday amid news that the firm is in talks with Air Berlin to recuse the company after it filed for insolvency on Tuesday.

In Europe, Brexit talks are the main headline after the British government announced that it prefers not have border post between the Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as per a new position paper on Brexit. Additionally, the paper said that that EU has a similar position.

 

FTSE 100

Equities in the FTSE 100 rose during Wednesday’s trading session led by the gains across several sectors especially in the Basic Materials and Technology sectors, where the FTSE 100 settled higher at 7,433.03 adding 0.67 percent.

The session’s gainers significantly outnumbered the losers with 80 gainers and 19 losers and 2 flat shares.

The best performers of the session on the FTSE 100 were Glencore PLC the rose by 4.23 percent, while Anglo American PLC advanced by 3.63 percent and Old Mutual PLC gaining 3.32 percent.

The worst performers of the session on the FTSE 100 were, Admiral Group PLC that tumbled by 6.02 percent, followed by Direct Line Insurance Group PLC which lost 2.38 percent and Severn Trent PLC shed 0.97 percent.

 

DAX 30

The shares in DAX ended higher as gains in the Utilities Industrials, and Basic Material sectors lifted prices higher where the DAX added 86.82 points settling higher at 12,263.86.

The session’s gainers significantly outnumbered the losers with 23 gainers and 5 losers and 2 flat shares.

The best performers of the session on the DAX 30 were, RWE AG that surged by 2.88 percent, Siemens AG added 2.09 percents. Meanwhile, Fresenuis gained 2.03 percent.

The worst performers of the session on the DAX 30 were, Deutsche Telekom AG lost 0.51 percent, Adidas AG rose by 0.41 percent, and Vonovia SE  settled lower by 0.38 percent.

 

CAC 40

CAC 40 ended the session higher at 5,176.61 adding 0.71 percent led by gains in the Basic Materials, Industrials, and Technology sectors during today’s up-trending green colored trading session.

The session’s gainers significantly outnumbered the losers with 36 gainers and 2 losers and 2 flat shares.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were, ArcelorMittal SA rising by 2.74 percent, Safran SA adding 1.44 percent and Valeo SA advancing 1.33 percent.

The worst performers of the session on the CAC 40 were, Essilor International SA that lost 0.52 percent to trade at 106, Engie SA declined by 0.14 percent, while Danone SA fell 0.00 percent to trade at 14.080.

 

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