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ANGLO AMERICAN PLC

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Cyclicals and ex-divs send European shares to four-month low

08/10/2017 | 12:22pm EST
Traders work in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares dropped to their lowest level since late March on Thursday as cyclicals fell and some big stocks went ex-dividend, overshadowing a number of upbeat earnings reports.

The pan-European STOXX 600 <.STOXX> index ended down 1 percent at 376.05, after touching 375.42, its lowest level since March 28 as basic resources <.SXPP> and banks <.SX7P> fell. Euro zone blue chips <.STOXX50E> slipped 1.1 percent.

In London, the FTSE 100 <.FTSE> lost 1.4 percent as large caps Anglo American (>> Anglo American), BT Group (>> BT Group), Rio Tinto (>> Rio Tinto) and Lloyds (>> Lloyds Banking Group) fell after going ex-dividend, while Germany's DAX <.GDAXI> retreated 1.2 percent.

Company results were back in focus after rising political tensions between the United States and North Korea hit risky assets globally on Wednesday.

Shares gaining ground included insurer Aegon (>> Aegon) and soft drinks bottler Coca Cola HBC (>> Coca Cola HBC AG), which rose 5.3 percent and 9.2 percent respectively after their updates.

Aegon beat expectations for its second quarter underlying pretax profit, while Coca Cola HBC shares hit a record level after first half sales were higher than expected.

"Aegon released a very strong set of Q2 results marked by a significant increase in the group SII ratio, strong underlying earnings and an improved outlook for capital generation," analysts at KBC Securities said in a note.

Telecoms company SFR (>> SFR Group) jumped 9.2 percent after Altice (>> Altice) raised its stake in the firm to more than 95 percent and said it was planning a full buyout offer for the remaining shares.

Second-quarter results, however, put pressure on shares in staffing firm Adecco (>> Adecco Group), chemicals company Lanxess (>> Lanxess) and consumer group Henkel (>> Henkel), which were among the biggest fallers.

Around 80 percent of MSCI Europe firms have reported second quarter earnings so far, of which more than 60 percent have either met or beaten analysts' expectations, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Financials and the energy and materials sectors have seen the most beats, while industrials have had the most misses.

"Broadly in Europe, I had thought that (earnings) wouldn't be as good, partly because the strength of the euro would make (firms') export markets less attractive and earnings would be more impinged by that, but it doesn't so far seem to be the case," said James Butterfill, head of research and investment strategy at ETF Securities.

Societe Generale analysts said the relationship between the euro and euro zone stocks had flipped (see chart below).

"In the first part of the year, both the euro and euro zone equity markets were up, as the two assets were driven by a stronger economic outlook for the euro area," they said in a note.

"Since mid-May, the correlation has changed: the euro strengthening has become a headwind for the Eurostoxx index."

Shares in Belgian biotech firm Galapagos (>> Galapagos) were among top risers on the STOXX index, surging 8 percent after a successful mid-stage study for the firm's lung fibrosis drug.

(Reporting by Kit Rees and Helen Reid; editing by Alexander Smith and Susan Fenton)

By Kit Rees and Helen Reid


© Reuters 2017
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ChangeLast1st jan.
ADECCO GROUP AG 1.70% 59.9 Delayed Quote.-0.44%
AEGON N.V. -0.53% 3.552 Real-time Quote.10.39%
ALTICE EUROPE N.V. -0.83% 5.286 Real-time Quote.0.04%
AMP LIMITED 0.64% 1.565 End-of-day quote.0.32%
ANGLO AMERICAN PLC -0.37% 2668 Delayed Quote.10.33%
BT GROUP PLC -1.52% 136 Delayed Quote.4.42%
COCA-COLA HBC AG 0.52% 2309 Delayed Quote.-3.37%
DAX -0.11% 13906.67 Delayed Quote.1.37%
EURO 50 SELECT 4.75% DECREMENT (SHLE, UHD) 0.11% 655.414667 Real-time Quote.-22.14%
EURO STOXX 50 -0.16% 3618.35 Delayed Quote.2.01%
EUROPE SELECT GREEN 50 5% DECREMENT (DIV, UHD) 0.79% 1491.436978 Real-time Quote.-9.25%
GALAPAGOS NV 2.30% 91.5 Real-time Quote.11.13%
HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA -0.75% 89.42 Delayed Quote.-3.12%
LANXESS AG -0.21% 65.68 Delayed Quote.4.65%
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC -1.31% 35.315 Delayed Quote.-1.80%
MSCI UNITED KINGDOM (STRD, UHD) 0.25% 1076.829 Real-time Quote.3.69%
RIO TINTO GROUP 1.74% 121.88 End-of-day quote.7.07%
RIO TINTO PLC -1.82% 5924 Delayed Quote.10.31%
SET -0.15% 1513.51 Real-time Quote.4.43%
STOXX EUROPE 600 0.01% 410.89 Delayed Quote.2.96%
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Financials (USD)
Sales 2020 27 824 M - -
Net income 2020 2 501 M - -
Net Debt 2020 6 642 M - -
P/E ratio 2020 18,6x
Yield 2020 2,42%
Capitalization 49 928 M 49 926 M -
EV / Sales 2020 2,03x
EV / Sales 2021 1,64x
Nbr of Employees 60 000
Free-Float 89,4%
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Mean consensus OUTPERFORM
Number of Analysts 22
Average target price 39,14 $
Last Close Price 36,63 $
Spread / Highest target 30,2%
Spread / Average Target 6,85%
Spread / Lowest Target -34,4%
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Managers and Directors
NameTitle
Mark Cutifani Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Stuart John Chambers Chairman
Stephen Thomas Pearce Finance Director & Executive Director
Anthony Martin O'Neill Executive Director & Group Technical Director
Anne L. Stevens Independent Non-Executive Director
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