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CLOSING UPDATE: Air Liquide keeps sliding: down 3.7% in 4 days 20 June 2018 18:08 CEST

NEWS BITES - EUROPE

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

Air Liquide, France's largest chemicals company by market capitalisation, extended its slide on Wednesday, shedding an additional 15.0c (or 0.1%) to trade at EUR108.0. Trading volume was 82% of average at the end of the day.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The price dropped 2.3% in the last week and decreased 1.9% in the last month.

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

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Earnings/Growth of 1.35 [0.9]

+ Price/Sales of 2.3 [1.6]

Note

The stock has outperformed 55% of the French market over the past 6 months.

Bullish Signals:

The positive 0.83 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

The 4.1% discount to 12-month high of EUR112.65 against the 20.7% premium to 12-month low of EUR89.46 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high nine times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.1. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

Net profit margin has averaged 11% in the last 3 years. This is better than the sector average of 8.8% and suggests a high margin of safety.

As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 15.6% is better than sector average of 11.1%.

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

Undervaluation:

Dividend yield of 2.5% [1.9%]

Return on Equity 15.6% [11.1%]

Return on Assets 5.7% [4.5%]

Return on Capital Employed 7.5% [6.5%]

Year-on-Year Earnings Growth of 45.3% [21.7%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Air Liquide increases 0.6% - outperforming 83% of stocks

20 June 2018 14:04 CEST

Air Liquide (FR:AI) has increased 65.0c (or 0.6%) today to trade at EUR108.80 and has outperformed 83% of the market in the past three months. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal.

Afternoon Alert: Air Liquide increases 0.6% - outperforming 83% of stocks

20 June 2018 12:08 CEST

Air Liquide (FR:AI) has increased 60.0c (or 0.6%) today to trade at EUR108.75 and has outperformed 83% of the market in the past three months. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Air Liquide decreases 0.7%, led Chemicals sector lower

18 June 2018 18:12 CEST

Air Liquide, France's largest chemicals company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.7% to trade at EUR109.90 vs. the Chemicals sector which weakened 81.6 points (or 0.6%) to 14,156.6. Representing a weighting of about 67.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 80.7% of today's loss. Trading volume was 75% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the CAC 40 Index which fell 51.5 points (or 0.9%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.3%.

Afternoon Alert: Air Liquide down 2.2% in 2 days

18 June 2018 14:04 CEST

Air Liquide (FR:AI) extended its slide on Monday, shedding an additional EUR1.05 (or 0.9%) to trade at EUR109.60. Trading volume was 81% of average so far today. The shares have fallen EUR2.50 (or 2.2%) over the past two trading days vs. the CAC 40 Index which has fallen 1.7% in the same period.

Air Liquide (FR:AI; EPA:AI; PA:AI; FP:AI)

ISIN: FR0000120073

PermID: 4295867366

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com