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14.6.2017
Prosperous times ahead for Salzgitter
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets recommend buying shares in Salzgitter at a price target of EUR 56 per share. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


23.5.2017
Weak market growth limits Bechtle’s earnings prospects
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets have downgraded their recommendation for shares in IT service provider Bechtle from HOLD to SELL. Sector specialist Holger Schmidt sees the fair target price at EUR 94 per share. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


22.5.2017
BMW successful in China

The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets have upgraded their price target for shares in BMW from EUR 77 to EUR 84 per share and changed their recommendation from SELL to HOLD. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


8.5.2017
Becoming an e-mobility supplier will be expensive for Schaeffler

The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets have cut their recommendation for shares in auto supplier Schaeffler from HOLD to SELL. Sector analyst Jürgen Pieper’s the new price target is EUR 13.50 per share. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


5.5.2017
Continental benefits from very robust global auto production
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets have upgraded the shares in Continental from HOLD to BUY. The new price target is EUR 230 per share. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


24.4.2017
Valuation of the shares in the machine manufacturer Aumann far too high
The analysts of Metzler Capital Markets have started coverage on the German machine manufacturer Aumann with a SELL recommendation. Their price target is EUR 46 per share. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


5.4.2017
Metzler Capital Markets: Economic boom in uncertain times - The "Top Ten" German equities for the second quarter of 2017
According to Metzler Capital Markets, the following ten companies show the greatest price potential for the second quarter of 2017: Allianz, BASF, Evonik, Fraport, Fresenius Medical Care, Hella, Jungheinrich, SAP, Siemens and Uniper. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


4.4.2017
Metzler: Leoni likely to benefit from the high technological standard for cable systems
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets have revised the price target for shares in Leonie up to EUR 64 per share. According to sector specialist Jürgen Pieper, Leoni is experiencing spectacular change at the moment. The company has long been regarded as a producer of less attractive, mass-produced articles among the listed auto suppliers, but due to technological advances in the auto industry, it is likely to experience a revaluation. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


15.3.2017
Presidential elections in France – positive impulses for the European markets are likely if moderate forces win
According to the analysts at Metzler Capital Markets, no matter what the results of the French elections are, the German economy will certainly be affected. The elections raise the question of whether the euro zone is embroiled in an escalation of the debt crisis dating back to 2007 which will culminate in a completely different Europe – or will things calm down again? Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


6.3.2017
Pascal Spano to become Head of Research at Metzler Capital Markets on July 1, 2017 - Jürgen Pieper to assume responsibility as Senior Advisor
On July 1, 2017, Pascal Spano (47) will assume responsibility for the Research division in the Capital Markets department. Mr. Spano has more than 20 years of experience in the securities business and has held executive positions in several large European banks. Jürgen Pieper (62), the current Head of Research at Metzler Capital Markets, will assume a role as Senior Advisor on July 1, 2017 in addition to his function as the leading analyst for the car industry. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


1.3.2017
Persistently low Bund yields make equity securities attractive
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets believe that shares in companies that offer attractive dividends remain a compelling alternative in the hunt for yield. Of the German listed companies that offer high dividends to their shareholders and also have good business prospects, Metzler analysts highlight the companies Allianz, Deutsche Euroshop, Evonik, Innogy and Uniper. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


22.2.2017
E-mobility likely to boost Rheinmetall’s sales and earnings significantly
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets see a good chance for Rheinmetall to benefit from the trend towards e-mobility in the Auto segment and to grow more strongly than the sector average. According to sector specialist Alexander Neuberger, recent orders received indicate this. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


7.2.2017
Metzler successfully places new shares for Pantaleon Entertainment AG
Within the framework of a capital increase at Pantaleon Entertainment AG ("Pantaleon"), the capital market experts of Metzler Bank have successfully placed new shares for the company with institutional investors in Germany and in other European countries. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


3.2.2017
Metzler successfully places new shares for Pantaleon Entertainment AG
Within the framework of a capital increase at Pantaleon Entertainment AG ("Pantaleon"), the capital market experts of Metzler Bank have successfully placed new shares for the company with institutional investors in Germany and in other European countries. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


1.2.2017
Metzler sees Mercedes-Benz in the fast lane
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets have upgraded their recommendation for Daimler shares from HOLD to BUY. The new share price target is EUR 78 per share. According to Jürgen Pieper, Head of Research, sales and earnings are likely to grow faster in 2017 than the industry average. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


30.1.2017
Metzler expects VW to achieve growth above the industry average*
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets have revised their share price target upward for VW shares from EUR 145 to EUR 185. According to Jürgen Pieper, Head of Research, VW thus has the greatest upside potential of the three listed German OEMs. Its low valuation multiples and solid earnings momentum are an attractive combination that make the share a good buy. The financial risks from Dieselgate are significantly smaller than one year ago. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


27.1.2017
Metzler expects wholesale electricity prices to rise moderately in the medium term
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets expect wholesale electricity prices to recover moderately in the next few years. For example, in 2020 they expect electricity prices to be about 10% higher than the current forward price. In analyst Guido Hoymann’s opinion, the nuclear phase-out to be completed by 2022 will make it necessary for the relatively expensive gas power plants that are currently in low demand to be ramped up again starting in 2019. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


5.1.2017
Changing direction on capital markets
According to Metzler Capital Markets, the following ten companies show the greatest price potential for the first quarter 2017: Allianz, Brenntag, Commerzbank, Deutsche Euroshop, Deutsche Telekom, Hella, Henkel, Jungheinrich, Norma Group and Siemens. However, Metzler analyst Hendrik König recommends investors to show restraint towards shares in Aareal Bank, Comdirect Bank, Covestro, Elring Klinger and Vonovia. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


12.12.2016
DAX to remain volatile in 2017
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets expect the DAX to remain volatile in the coming year. Overall, there are likely to be two dynamic components that will set the pace for developments on the German equities market: EPS development and the appropriate valuation multiples. Monetary policy will probably remain extremely expansionary on a relative historical basis which will continue to foster a climate generally favorable to equities.

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8.12.2016
Electro-mobility: The dawn of a revolutionary boom
As the drive technology of the future, e-mobility had long been considered a "theoretical theme" – debated by specialists, on environmental forums or at universities. The sector generally agreed that it would take many years for this technology to achieve mass mobility status. "But this has rapidly changed", says Jürgen Pieper, sector analyst at Metzler Capital Markets. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


2.12.2016
Metzler sees Henkel well positioned to gain further market share
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets recommend buying shares in Henkel. Sector specialist David Varga sees a fair price target of EUR 126 per share. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


30.11.2016
Metzler: SAP’s transformation is increasingly paying off
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets recommend buying shares in SAP. Sector specialist Holger Schmidt sees a fair price target of EUR 96 per share. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


23.11.2016
Metzler expects Merck to achieve profitable growth with surprise potential
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets initiate coverage of the German chemicals and pharmaceutical company Merck with a BUY recommendation. Sector specialist Lars Hettche sees a fair price target of EUR 111 per share. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


16.11.2016
Metzler expects Jungheinrich to achieve above-average sales growth
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets initiate coverage of Jungheinrich with a BUY recommendation. Sector specialist Jasko Terzic sees a fair price target of EUR 32 per share. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


14.11.2016
Metzler expects Continental to return to robust growth in the fourth quarter
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets have revised their recommendation upwards for shares in Continental from HOLD to BUY with a price target of EUR 205 per share. Following a weak third quarter, sector specialist Jürgen Pieper expects a return to much stronger growth in the final quarter. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


6.10.2016
Meager growth, meager returns – "Top Ten" German equities for the fourth quarter 2016
According to Metzler Capital Markets, the following ten companies show the greatest price potential for the fourth quarter 2016: Allianz, Alstria Office Reit, BASF, Fresenius Medical Care, Gerresheimer, HeidelbergCement, Kion Group, Rheinmetall, Siemens and Südzucker. However, strategy analysts Uwe Hohmann and Hendrik König recommend caution with regard to shares in Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Lufthansa, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Elring Klinger and Fraport. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


27.9.2016
The four largest stock-listed German insurance groups are likely to withstand ultra-low interest rates
The capital market experts at Metzler Capital Markets have taken a closer look at four German insurance groups – Allianz, Hannover Re, Munich Re and Talanx – in order to find out what effects the currently ultra-low interest rates can have on these companies’ results. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


22.9.2016
An election win of Trump could have a major impact on the US dollar and US treasuries
The analysts of Metzler Bank have examined the possible impact that the result of the presidential elections on November 8, 2016 in the USA could have – on the US dollar, US treasuries as well as on German companies from Metzler's coverage universe. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.



21.9.2016
Metzler expects significant earnings growth at Südzucker
The analysts of Metzler Capital Markets recommend buying shares in Südzucker at a price target of EUR 30. Europe's biggest sugar producer can be expected to profit on the one hand from rising sugar prices on European markets. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


5.9.16
Metzler expects substantial earnings growth for Fresenius Medical Care
Following somewhat sluggish business performance in recent years, annual net income is likely to grow until 2020 in the high single-digit percentage range and group sales by an average of 10%, according to sector specialist Lars Hettche. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


24.8.16
Metzler expects demand in the auto industry to cool off
The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets are skeptical that the German auto industry can maintain its second-quarter sales and earnings momentum in the second half of 2016 and in 2017. In important markets, the signs of cooling demand are increasing, says sector specialist Jürgen Pieper, who is particularly skeptical about the US and European markets. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


17.8.16
Uniper offers attractive dividends following spin-off

German energy utility E.ON is expected to spin off 53.4% of Uniper, its power generation, commodity trading and Russia business, in September of 2016. The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets see a fair market capitalization of about EUR 2.8 bn for Uniper. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.


4.8.2016
Metzler expects strong growth for Rational even in the long term

The analysts at Metzler Capital Markets recommend buying shares in Rational and see a fair price target of EUR 506 per share. Rational develops and markets technologies for automated food preparation in commercial kitchens. According to sector specialist Alexander Neuberger, the company is one of the world’s most profitable kitchen outfitters. Please read the press release and take note of the disclaimer.