MEDIASET (TRADING SHORT)

CLOSING HALF FOR +10.05%

The trading short was based on the fact that a take over was not on the cards. Due to Bollore’s previous stake building strategy and admission that he intended to build his stake to 20%. Added to this was Berlusconi’s blocking stake. So when the muscle flexing/additional buying abated a sell off would ensue. Vivendi…

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MEDIASET TRADING SELL

WHERE'S THE BEACH?

Got to love this muscle flexing between two European titans. But it is important to remember the objectives here. Bollore wants a piece of MS premium for distribution. He has previous with forcing through change by acquiring board seats (see TI), so we might expect him to get to 20% over time, get 2 board…

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CLOSING LONG ISP

+17.01%

We bought this name into numbers as it was unfairly punished due to macro concerns. However company had solid fundamentals and the real story for us was the dividend. It took a while and has been a wild ride in the last few weeks but we will use the recent rally to take profits. Closing…

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CLOSING SHORT BZU IM

-6.1%

We felt that with price being near all time highs and Trump rally being overdone, SHORT BZU was a decent trading call, but were wrong this time. Closing for -6.1% loss.   BUZZI UNICEM TRADING SELL NEAR ALL TIME HIGHS Thursday • 17 November 2016 • 09:08 Trading near all time highs post an average…

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BUY UBISOFT

E-GAMING, PLAY THE FUTURE

Ubisoft is a BUY for us at these levels as a part of the bigger thematic play in E-Gaming. 2016’s Cyber Monday was the biggest day in the history of U.S. e-commerce. Consumers spent ~$3.45 billion online on Monday. The top two items were eGaming consoles: Sony PS4 and the Xbox One. Ubisoft’s pipeline is…

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CLOSING ISP vs ISPR

SPREAD AT 7.8%

The spread has widened this morning post Italian referendum. We don’t believe that conversion will happen, and at these levels we end up flat on the spread. We put on the trade in February, and the spread didn’t come to the 10%-15% levels that we were expecting, so we are ready to close this trade…

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CLOSING SHORT BLT CALL

POST OPEC +3.16%

OPEC has finally delivered with agreed cut of 1.2M BPD. This was a short call into the OPEC meeting with low expectation of any sort of viable agreement. BLT rallying post OPEC and we are covering our short for +3.16%.   BLT TRADING SHORT INTO OPEC Monday • 28 November 2016 • 08:59 BLT a…

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CLOSING LONG ENEL

POST CMD +3.9%

ENEL CMD on 17-19 strategic plan making all the right noises this morning. Looking to cut annual costs to €10.6bn in 19 from €11.6 in 16. Aiming for Net income of €4.1bn in 2018, the mkt was at €3.8bn. Aims to dispose of about EU3b of assets in the next 3 years and reinvest proceeds…

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NESTLE a BUY

TIME FOR CHANGE

That UBS piece on crowded trades shows Nestle as a crowded underweight and with what the sector has done and how far ahead of itself the mkt has got I think it is a decent BUY. Lets not forget the new CEO as a catalyst too as he will aim to boost shareholder returns by…

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BUZZI UNICEM TRADING SELL

NEAR ALL TIME HIGHS

Trading near all time highs post an average set of numbers and a big TRUMP rally. We think the move has gone too far. We understand the positive for infrastructure stocks but we feel too much is priced into the stock far too quickly. There is a long way to go for Trumps till we…

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