The auto sector showed a positive trend for the week of October 12 – 16 with Pirelli among the best performers (with a 5.5% increase at 0.42 per share compared to the 2.6% increase of the DJ Stoxx Auto index). Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Pirelli (“Maestro of Tyres from Italy to Brazil“) with an “Overweight” recommendation and target price of €0.45. There are several factors that make the stock attractive: guidance on the sustainability of the industrial plan does not completely reflect consensus forecasts, the presence in high-growth markets like in Brazil and reduced risks linked with Pirelli Real Estate after its increase in share capital.
Banca Aletti also gave a positive recommendation on the stock, publishing the first report on Pirelli this week with an Outperform recommendation and target price of €0.48.
Average ratings of stock analysts on Pirelli settle at €0.39; a “BUY” rating prevailing on coverage made by 18 business banks.
The week also ended in positive territory for the European tyre sector with a 4.5% increase for Michelin and 3.9% for Continental.
Pirelli RE ends the week at € 0.665, a 1.7% decline, however outperforming companies from the Italian real estate sector (Gabetti -7.1%, Aedes -6.4%, IGD +9.3%, Risanamento +2.9%).