Utilities: vers un redressement du free cash flow dès 2013 – Morgan Stanley

La génération de flux de trésorerie disponible (« free cash flow » ou FCF) et la rentabilité du capital des utilities européennes sont en train de se redresser dès cette année, affirme Morgan Stanley dans une étude datée du 9 avril. Lire la suite

L’appétit pour le risque retrouve les niveaux de 2008-2009

Selon les estimations d’HSBC, l’appétit pour le risque des investisseurs a retrouvé le niveau constat lors de la crise de 2008-2009. Conséquence: les portefeuilles sont surpondérés en secteurs à « faible beta ».

Risk appetite has fallen to very low levels. International funds are overweight low-beta sectors and are more overweight defensive sectors than they were at any point in the 2008 recession. This level of pessimism highlights the potential for positive surprises for cyclicals. One idea at the regional level is Asia Pacific, where holdings have fallen to a six-year low. Among sectors, the ultimate contrarian sector call is materials, although we have not yet seen any signs of buying. We highlight luxury goods in Europe where holdings have fallen sharply and international funds are now underweight. We are Overweight Richemont (CFR XV, CHF46.3, TP: CHF58.0) in the luxury goods sector. In Europe, weightings in consumer staples have risen sharply. Telecoms and utilities were initially left behind but now there are signs of buying. Vodafone (VOD LN, OW, 167p, TP: 230p) is a Europe Super Ten stock and we have Overweight ratings on United Utilities (UU/ LN, 613.5p, TP: 650p) and EDP (EDP PL, EUR2.39, TP: EUR2.85) in the utilities sector.