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Take Five: ECB, earnings and geopolitical escalations

04/16/2021 | 08:26am EDT
FILE PHOTO: European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters building is seen in Frankfurt

1/ ECB DAY

The European Central Bank meets on Thursday and will likely be pressed on signs of divisions over the future pace of bond purchases, which have been stepped up recently to prevent a rise in borrowing costs from derailing the recovery.

Dutch central bank head Klaas Knot believes the acceleration is temporary, while ECB chief Christine Lagarde says the economy is still standing on "crutches" and stimulus cannot be withdrawn.

The euro area is still grappling with lockdowns and a third wave of COVID-19 but business activity appears to be holding up. The April flash purchasing managers index on Friday should provide fresh clues on the outlook. Signs of a swift recovery could raise questions over when the ECB will slow its bond buying, putting recent bond market calm to the test.

- ECB's Lagarde says euro zone economy still on crutches

Graphics: ECB bond purchases - https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/mkt/gjnpwdxnrvw/ECB%20bond%20purchases.JPG

2/ GEOPOLITICS GALORE

U.S. President Joe Biden's administration slapping sanctions on Russia has served as a potent reminder that geopolitical tensions are very much alive.

The immediate market impact seems to have been somewhat muted, but few doubt the curbs - including restrictions on Russia's sovereign debt - mark a turning point and will have long-term effects.

Elsewhere, greater China markets are closely watching the first summit between Biden and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and a possible joint statement that might refer to Taiwan for the first time since 1969. Investors have so far not priced much risk from the sudden increase in China's maritime activities near Taiwan, but the prospect of an embittered China is giving Japanese stocks some pause.

-As Suga heads to U.S., Japanese stocks with ties to China take a beating

Graphics: China, Russia, Ukraine CDS - https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/mkt/jznvnaxwbpl/China%20Russia%20Ukraine%20CDS.PNG

3/ FIRST FAANG

Netflix reports first-quarter results on Tuesday. It's the first of the FAANG stocks - Facebook, Amazon, AAPL Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet - with others following suit in the coming weeks.

Netflix, the darling of the stay-at-home stocks, shone during the pandemic. But with vaccinations in full swing and consumers itching to get back out, darker days may lie ahead for the streaming giant. Still, recent efforts to crack down on password sharing could boost subscriber growth.

The stock hit a record high on Jan. 20, right after fourth-quarter results, but has slipped back since. Options markets are pricing a 7% post-earnings move in Netflix shares. That would boost Netflix close to January's $593.29 record high, and may well help growth stocks get their mojo back.

- Investors keep faith in U.S. value stocks as tech roars back

Graphics: Netflix earnings share move - https://graphics.reuters.com/USA-STOCKS/qzjpqzynrvx/chart.png

4/ GO EUROPE INC

The likes of Nestle, ASML and Renault will kick off Europe's earnings season.

An overall earnings jump of 56% is anticipated, which would mark Europe's best quarter in recent history and drive it out of a COVID-19-induced recession with a rare outperformance against corporate America. S&P 500 earnings are seen up 25%.

The bar is high and with the STOXX 600 index running at record peaks, disappointment may be hard to avoid. Yet investors are confident Europe Inc will make it as hefty stimulus boosts the global economy, outweighing setbacks in vaccine rollouts.

Reflecting that perhaps, is the 6-month streak of earnings upgrades, with shares in luxury giant LVMH scaling all-time highs on Wednesday after blow-out numbers.

- LVMH shares hit record high after strong sales figures

Graphics: European earnings forecasts 2017 2021 - https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/mkt/oakpewoaypr/European%20earnings%20estimates%202017%202021.JPG

5/ UK POST-LOCKDOWN

The coming days offer up the first real sense of how the UK economy has fared since it began emerging from lockdown.

A rapid vaccination rollout, which has eclipsed most major rivals, and tumbling COVID-19 infection rates makes Britain a litmus test for how confidently businesses and consumers stocked up on savings will respond to a reopening of the economy.

So, a clutch of data including March retail sales, inflation, employment numbers, and flash purchasing managers index surveys for April released from Tuesday onwards should shed light on how ready consumers and companies are to start spending again.

Inflation numbers will also be of interest after the Bank of England's chief economist, a policy hawk who has sounded the alarm about inflation and has remained upbeat about a post-COVID-19 recovery, announced he would quit in June.

- Bank of England's outspoken, inflation-wary chief economist to quit

Graphics: UK services PMI and household savings - https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/mkt/xlbvgelbxvq/uk%20pmi%20savings%20chart.PNG

(Reporting by Saqib Iqbal Ahmed in New York; Danilo Masoni in Milan, Tommy Wilkes, Karin Strohecker and Dhara Ranasinghe in London; Vidya Ranganathan in Singapore; Compiled by Dhara Ranasinghe; Editing by Hugh Lawson)


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ChangeLast1st jan.
ALPHABET INC. 0.62% 2351.93 Delayed Quote.34.19%
AMAZON.COM, INC. -0.45% 3291.61 Delayed Quote.1.52%
APPLE INC. 0.53% 130.21 Delayed Quote.-1.87%
ASML HOLDING N.V. 2.66% 543.9 Real-time Quote.36.81%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / EURO (AUD/EUR) 0.00% 0.6447 Delayed Quote.2.45%
BRITISH POUND / EURO (GBP/EUR) -0.01% 1.1495 Delayed Quote.2.93%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / EURO (CAD/EUR) 0.05% 0.678279 Delayed Quote.5.97%
DJ INDUSTRIAL 0.66% 34777.76 Delayed Quote.12.88%
FACEBOOK INC -0.29% 319.08 Delayed Quote.16.81%
INDIAN RUPEE / EURO (INR/EUR) 0.00% 0.011212 Delayed Quote.0.51%
LVMH MOËT HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE 0.98% 631.4 Real-time Quote.23.59%
MSCI TAIWAN (STRD, UHD) 2.17% 708.994 Real-time Quote.15.48%
NASDAQ 100 0.78% 13719.628295 Delayed Quote.5.63%
NASDAQ COMP. 0.88% 13752.236737 Delayed Quote.6.70%
NETFLIX, INC. 0.86% 503.84 Delayed Quote.-6.82%
RENAULT -0.70% 34.15 Real-time Quote.-4.50%
S&P 500 0.74% 4232.6 Delayed Quote.11.86%
STOXX EUROPE 600 0.89% 444.93 Delayed Quote.11.50%
STOXX EUROPE 600 NR 0.94% 991.27 Delayed Quote.12.70%
US DOLLAR / EURO (USD/EUR) 0.00% 0.822233 Delayed Quote.1.23%
US DOLLAR / RUSSIAN ROUBLE (USD/RUB) -0.59% 73.7407 Delayed Quote.0.53%
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Financials (USD)
Sales 2021 354 B - -
Net income 2021 86 489 M - -
Net cash 2021 21 276 M - -
P/E ratio 2021 25,2x
Yield 2021 0,65%
Capitalization 2 173 B 2 173 B -
EV / Sales 2021 6,08x
EV / Sales 2022 5,77x
Nbr of Employees 147 000
Free-Float 99,0%
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Number of Analysts 43
Average target price 157,70 $
Last Close Price 130,21 $
Spread / Highest target 42,1%
Spread / Average Target 21,1%
Spread / Lowest Target -11,7%
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Timothy Donald Cook Chief Executive Officer & Director
Luca Maestri Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Arthur D. Levinson Independent Chairman
Kevin M. Lynch Vice President-Technology
Jeffrey E. Williams Chief Operating Officer
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