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Major international financial markets ended down the week from October 7th to October 11th (Milan +3.2%, London +0.5%, Frankfurt +1.2%, Paris +1.3%, Madrid +2.6%) waiting for the outcome of the debate on U.S. debt ceiling, after the Republic party has formalized to Obama the request of raising it in the short-term (for 6 weeks), so to end the “shutdown”.
Better than the market the Auto&Parts sector stocks (sector index +2.0%, Blue Chips Europe Stoxx 600 +0.6%). According to preliminary September tyre shipments data released by the RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association), demand trend is rising: Total US tyre shipments tracked +8% YoY, +18% in total OE shipments.
Pirelli shares closed the week at €10.32 (+6.7%) with an average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. Upgrade from Mediobanca: Outperform with a target price of €12.0 (from €8.0) on the medium/long term outlook (EBIT margin of 16/17% expected). Broker Bank of America upped the stock’s valuation as well (Buy, TP +1.1€ at 11.8€), thanks to improved sector multiples (EV/EBITDA ‘14E from 5.4x to 5.6x). Consensus Taget Price stands at €10.3 with 82% of analysts recommending to Hold or Buy Pirelli shares.