EU indices gaining some ground | TA on Sandvik

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INDICES
Yesterday, European stocks also gained. The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.91%, Germany's DAX advanced 1.26%, France's CAC 40 increased 1.21%, and the U.K.'s FTSE 100 was up 1.55%.

EUROPE ADVANCE/DECLINE
56% of STOXX 600 constituents traded higher yesterday.
73% of the shares trade above their 20D MA vs 79% Monday (above the 20D moving average).
84% of the shares trade above their 200D MA vs 84% Monday (above the 20D moving average).

The Euro Stoxx 50 Volatility index eased 1.12pt to 21.37, a new 52w high.

SECTORS vs STOXX 600
3mths relative high: Insurance, Autos, Banks, Travel & Leisure, Energy, Basic Resource
3mths relative low: Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Healthcare

Europe Best 3 sectors
energy, banks, basic resources

Europe worst 3 sectors
personal & household goods, health care, real estate


INTEREST RATE
The 10yr Bund yield was unchanged to -0.58% (below its 20D MA). The 2yr-10yr yield spread fell 1bp to -18bps (below its 20D MA).


ECONOMIC DATA
GE 08:40: Bundesbank Mauderer speech
EC 10:30: ECB Financial Stability Review
FR 12:00: Oct Jobseekers Total, exp.: 3606.3K
FR 12:00: Oct Unemployment Benefit Claims, exp.: -15.2K
GE 12:15: Bundesbank Wuermeling speech
UK 13:00: 2020 Spending Review
UK 13:00: OBR Economic and Fiscal Forecasts


MORNING TRADING
In Asian trading hours, EUR/USD rose further to 1.1904 and GBP/USD held gains at 1.3358. USD/JPY edged up to 104.51.

Spot gold was little changed at $1,806 an ounce.


#UK - IRELAND#
Melrose Industries, an investment group, posted a trading update for the four months to October 31: "Melrose is currently trading at the top end of the Board's expectations for 2020. (...) The performance of the Group in the Period reflected the faster than expected recovery in automotive markets, first seen over the summer, the continued strong performance in Nortek Air Management, and the more challenging, although currently stable, market conditions in Aerospace."


#GERMANY#
Thyssenkrupp, an industrial engineering group, was upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at Deutsche Bank.


#FRANCE#
Dassault Systemes, a software company, announced the acquisition of the remainder of cloud-native distributed SQL database company NuoDB equity, which it had a 16% ownership interest. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Air Liquide, an industrial gases supplier, was downgraded to "hold" from "buy" at HSBC.


#SPAIN#
CaixaBank and Bankia, the two Spanish banks, were downgraded to "hold" from "buy" at HSBC.


#BENELUX#
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, a commercial real estate company, was upgraded to "neutral" from "sell" at Goldman Sachs.


#SWEDEN#
Volvo, a vehicle manufacturer, was upgraded to "buy" from "hold" at HSBC.

Sandvik, a Swedish engineering group, was downgraded to "hold" from "buy" at HSBC.
From a technical point of view, the share has broken above the key horizontal resistance around 185SEK, given us the signal of a new up leg and allowing the share price to reach a new all-time high. the RSI is now overbought and is calling for a slight pullback towards 190SEK. Above 178.15SEK, after the correction move, targets are set at 207SEK and 220SEK in extension.


Source: TradingView, GAIN Capital


EX-DIVIDEND
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