Bank of Ireland Group (CDI) (BIRG)

  • Change Today:
  • 52 Week High:  10.7
  • 52 Week Low:  7.7
  • Currency: Euro
  • Shares Issued: 1,016.77m
  • Volume: 102,655
  • Market Cap:  10,473m
  • RiskGrade: 238

Europe open: Stocks rally on US stimulus news, volatility falls back

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Tuesday 16 Jun 2020

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Stocks across the Continent are extending their rebound from the previous day stoked by news of further stimulus Stateside.
Overnight, the US Federal Reserve announced that it would start purchases in corporate debt markets, even as reports out of Capitol Hill indicated that a $1.0trn infrastructure spending package was in the offing.

Some analysts in the City noted that the timing of the US central bank's latest move might be suspect given recent sharp falls and heightened volatility on Wall Street.

However, for IG chief market analyst, Chris Beauchamp: "Equity rallies are a side effect, and not the chief object, of these central bank moves, but the mantra 'do not fight the Fed' is still as powerful as it ever was."

As of 1045 BST, the benchmark Stoxx 600 was up by 2.39% to 361.52, alongside a 2.91% advance for the German Dax to 12,272.67 while the FTSE Mibtel added 3.32% to 19,599.90.

Banks were at the top of the leaderboard, with the Stoxx 600 sector sub-index rising 3.64%, alongside a 3.59% rise for Travel&Leisure names.

At the individual company level, shares in Bank of Ireland and AIB Group were doing best, with the likes of Carnival, IAG and Easyjet all close behind.

In Europe volatility was also in retreat, with the VStoxx gauge for the Euro Stoxx 50 down 10.52% to 34.37.

Economic news out of the euro area was light but positive.

According to Eurostat, Eurozone hourly labour costs accelerated to a 3.4% year-on-year pace during the first quarter, up from 2.3% at the tail-end of 2019.

"This isn't pretty, but far better than the collapse in nominal GDP, indicating that workers' income was shielded, relatively speaking at least," said Claus Vistesen at Pantheon Macroeconomics.

"We suspect the Q2 data will provide further evidence to this effect."

In parallel, the ZEW institute reported a 12.4 advance in its gauge of economic sentiment for Germany to reach 63.4.

Nonetheless, expectations for earnings remained "strongly negative" for export-oriented sectors like automotive and mechanical engineering, as well as for the financial sector.

Forecasts for information technologies, telecommunications and consumer-oriented services on the other hand remained "fairly positive".

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BIRG Market Data

Currency Euro
Share Price   10.30
Change Today   0.16
% Change 1.58 %
52 Week High  10.7
52 Week Low  7.7
Volume 102,655
Shares Issued 1,016.77m
Market Cap  10,473m
RiskGrade 238

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