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PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP
08 Sep 16
"Equity markets globally remain in 'wait and see' mode. The overnight American and Asian markets all closed with just fractional, albeit mixed, movements as the US central bank's Beige Book, which based anecdotal feedback on economic activity collected during July and August from a dozen district banks, was seen to chant the same old lacklustre message. It noted the economy continued to expand at a modest pace and that contributors expected growth at a 'moderate' pace in the coming months, coming in tandem with a Fed Reserve report noting on Wednesday that a tight labor market and rising wages were not generating substantial inflation pressure. 'Steady as she goes' might be one interpretation, but 'clear as mud' might be another for Chair Janet Yellen who is expected to make an informed policy decision at the looming Federal Open Market Committee Meeting scheduled for 20th and 21st September. Betting right now, perhaps not surprisingly, is that rates will remain unchanged while expected data releases between now and the year-end a still expected to suggest opportunity for at least a 25bp hike, even if hawks like Jeffrey Lacker continue to bang the drum for earlier, decisive action. In the Far East, China provided the main talking point following its release of monthly export data, its traditional engine for growth, that showed a slide of 2.8% in US$-terms on last year following a 4.4% decline in July; a dull outcome, but still sufficient to beat the consensus expectations, which the Wall Street Journal polled as a 4% contraction. The ASX was the only market keen enough to make a decisive move in the region, as the commodity-led index continued to adjust to the hit on the US$ following disappointing ISM data earlier in the week, although oil futures were seen to extend gains during early morning trade following a report from the American Petroleum Institute that detailed a steep weekly draw on crude stockpiles in the US, bucking expectations of a rise and pushing prices back closer to the US$50/bbl level. Europe is in focus for macro releases this morning, with the ECB interest rate decision anticipated, along with a press conference from Mario Draghi. PM, Theresa May, is also due to meet Council President, Donald Tusk, today in London while Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, is presenting to a House of Lords Committee. Earnings figures are due form Deltex Medical (DEMG.L), Genus (GNS.L), Mattioli Woods (MTW.L) and Tower Resources (TRP.L), along with a trading statement from Dixons Carphone (DC..L). The FTSE-100 is seen opening around 8 points up this morning in relatively light volume." - Barry Gibb, Research Analyst
Time to go over weight
24 Feb 17
We believe equity investors are taking an unnecessarily cautious stance on the construction sector. Forward looking indicators (e.g. consumer confidence, construction PMIs and housing starts) point to a stable market and recent sales LFL are particularly encouraging (e.g. Marshalls). Near term margins may suffer temporary distortions as inflationary pressures build. However, history has shown that modest input cost inflation is actually a positive for earnings growth in the sector. Therefore, as we move into 2018, margin trends are likely to surprise on the upside.
N+1 Singer - Waterman Group - Robust performance, mid-term ambitions reiterated
28 Feb 17
As trailed in the recent half year update, Waterman’s interims are in line with the prior year and in line with expectations. Both divisions recorded a robust performance despite some market uncertainties in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum. Full year expectations are reiterated as is the medium term aspiration to increase operating margins to 6% by FY19 from 4.1% in H1’17. We see good growth opportunities in a number of areas, particularly Infrastructure & Environment, with robust conditions also in Property within retail and residential. In our view, Waterman’s shares look significantly undervalued on 4.5x FY17 EV/EBITDA compared to peers on 6.9x. We also note the attractions of a c.5% dividend yield, +33% at the interim stage.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 22-02-2017
22 Feb 17
CORETX (COR LN) Contract wins and new Lifestyle facility | Gooch & Housego (GHH LN) Solid Q1 trading plus earnings enhancing acquisition of StingRay Optics | NCC Group (NCC LN) Further issues in Assurance | PCI-PAL (PCIP LN) Strong H1 underpins positive outlook | UBM (UBM LN) Results | Verona Pharma (VRP LN) Phase IIa RPL554 add-on trial to tiotropium commenced
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 23-02-2017
23 Feb 17
Genus (GNS LN) Interim results: R&D step-up, disappointing ABS performance | Howden Joinery Group (HWDN LN) Prelims and net cash better than expected but conditions weaken | Oxford Pharmascience Group (OXP LN) Encouraging interim OXPzero™ Ibuprofen exploratory PK data | StatPro Group (SOG LN) Increased majority shareholding in Infovest Consulting | Wilmington Group (WIL LN) Interims slightly ahead, move to focus on 3 verticals
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - New quality style screen + 11 quality focus stocks
09 Feb 17
We introduce our fourth and final style screen representing “quality”. This screens for stocks with the best combination of high returns on capital/equity, EBIT margins and operating cash-flow conversion rates. These criteria should help us monitor how strong underlying returns translate into share price performance over time and under varying market conditions. The screen selects the “best” 25 stocks from our universe of just over 500 stocks and, as usual, we focus on a shorter list of stocks we cover or otherwise know and believe to be particularly interesting. We provide brief investment summaries on these focus stocks on pages 4 – 9. We will monitor performance and refresh the screen in approximately 3-4 months time.
Encouraging trading update, boosted by FX
23 Feb 17
The group recently announced an encouraging trading update, with FY results now expected to be slightly above previous expectations, based on solid underlying trading and boosted by ongoing FX tailwinds. As such, we are modestly increasing our forecasts, with an 8.8% increase in EPS for the current year and 9.3% for 2018. This places the shares on a P/E of 16.9x in 2018. We raise our price target from 176p to 215p and, with modest upside from current levels, we maintain our Buy rating.