Stocks on the move: Temenos down 7%, Hellofresh down 6%
Age Shares gained more than 7% by midday to lead the Stoxx 600 after the Swiss software company announced that CEO Max Chuard would step down.
At the bottom of the European blue chip index, the German meal kit delivery company Hellofresh It fell 6% after Exane BNP Paribas downgraded the stock to “neutral” from “outperform.”
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Stocks on the move: Temenos down 5%, Tecan down 4%
Age shares gained more than 5% in early trading to lead the Stoxx 600 after the Swiss software company announced that CEO Max Chuard would step down.
Underneath the European blue chip label is a national laboratory equipment manufacturer The Tecan group after Kepler Cheuvreux downgraded the stock to “hold” from “buy” and lowered its target price to 4%.
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The outlook for inflation softens again, with traders raising the overall rate a quarter-point
The decline in consumer inflation expectations has been fueled by expectations that the Federal Reserve may reduce interest rate hikes in a few weeks, and end them entirely in the near future.
The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment survey showed on Friday that the one-year inflation outlook fell to 4%, the third straight monthly decline and the lowest level since April 2021.
Meanwhile, traders indicated a 94.2 percent chance of a 0.25 percent interest rate hike on February 1, when the Fed’s next two-day meeting ends. That represents another smaller move than the 0.5 percent rise in December, which was itself the slowest of four straight 0.75 percent increases.
“Inflation expectations are well-bound and improving as price pressures weaken in many sectors. The Fed will hike by 0.25% at its next meeting later this month,” LPL Chief Economist Jeffrey Roach said. “We shouldn’t be surprised if the Fed starts talking about a shutdown in the near future.”
– Jeff Cox
European Markets: Here are the opening calls
European markets are headed for a higher open on Monday as investors assess the global inflation outlook following positive signs from last week’s US data.
British ones FTSE 100 The index is expected to open 10 points higher and reach 7,856, in Germany DAX 84 points higher at 15,174, France CAC up 43 points in 7,063 and Italy FTSE MIB 142 points at 25,895, according to IG data.
Data releases include Germany’s ZEW survey on economic sentiment for January and Italy’s preliminary inflation figures for January. The World Economic Forum begins on Monday in Davos, Switzerland.
– Holly Elliott