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CLOSING UPDATE: Gazprom keeps rising: up 5.0% in 4 days 19 January 2018 19:43 SAMT

NEWS BITES - BRIC

This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's Russian market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Gazprom, Russia's largest oil & gas company by market capitalisation, extended its gains on Friday, rising an additional 12.0 Kopeck (or 0.1%) to trade at RUB149.97. Trading volume was 4.5 times average at the end of the day.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 3.85 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The 3.0% discount to 12-month high of RUB154.53 against the 34.5% premium to 12-month low of RUB111.46 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

+ The price climbed 4.4% in the last week and soared 12.0% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Price/Earnings of 3.5 [4.7]

+ Price/Sales of 0.6 [0.8]

+ Price to Book of 0.3 [0.5]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ The company is cash rich with Cash to Market Capitalisation at 25.6%.

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 3 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 0.2. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 10.8% in the last 3 years. This is better than the sector average of 8.9% and suggests a high margin of safety.

+ The Brand Value represents an impressive 8.6% of the estimated Enterprise Value of RUB5,483.2 billion (US$97.1 billion).

Note

The stock has outperformed 71% of the Russian market over the past 6 months.

Bearish Signals:

As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 9.1% is lower than sector average of 10.0%.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Return on Assets 5.9% [6.8%]

Return on Capital Employed 12.2% [13.6%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Gazprom decreases 0.2% on firm volume

19 January 2018 14:06 SAMT

Gazprom (MICEX:GAZP) traded on heavy volume of 1.2 times average so far today while the price decreased 34.0 Kopeck (or 0.2%) to trade at RUB149.51.

Morning Alert: Gazprom increases 0.6%

19 January 2018 11:38 SAMT

Gazprom (MICEX:GAZP) traded on volume of 1.0 times average so far today while the price increased 91.0 Kopeck (or 0.6%) to trade at RUB150.76.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Gazprom keeps rising: up 4.9% in 3 days

18 January 2018 19:43 SAMT

Gazprom, Russia's largest oil & gas company by market capitalisation, extended its gains on Thursday, rising an additional RUB1.40 (or 0.9%) to trade at RUB149.85. Trading volume was 6.3 times average at the end of the day. The shares have risen RUB7.0 (or 4.9%) over the past three trading days vs. the MOEX Russia Index which has risen 1.5% in the same period.

Afternoon Alert: Gazprom increases 0.3% on firm volume

18 January 2018 14:06 SAMT

Gazprom (MICEX:GAZP) traded on heavy volume of 1.2 times average so far today while the price increased 46.0 Kopeck (or 0.3%) to trade at RUB148.91.

Gazprom (M:GAZP; MCX:GAZP; MM:GAZP; RM:GAZP)

ISIN: RU0007661625

PermID: 4295887074

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