International markets anti risk move weighed on the European market

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On Tuesday, European shares dropped as international markets made a risk averse move, with cyclical sectors which includes mining and financials receiving the heaviest blow and the sharpest losses.

Europe’s STOXX 600 fell 0.9 percent, marking its biggest one day loss since November.  The cyclical sectors spearheading the year to date took the worst hit since investors pulled profits after a robust run.

According to a Goldman Sachs analyst, a correction was becoming highly possible since the New Year “melt up” had boosted the S&P 500 and the MSCI to proceed to their longest record without a correction of over 5 percent.

Basic resources stocks .SXPP shed 1.6 percent, the biggest sectoral drop since the price of metals plunged, affected by the strong dollar. Anglo American (AAL.L) was one of the worst performer.

Europe’s banking stocks .SX7P declined by 1.3 percent, on the other hand, financial services fell by 0.8 percent.

Leonardo (LDOF.MI) sits in the bottom of the STOXX, down by 12 percent. The Italian defense contractor requested a double digit profit growth in its initial business plan helmed by CEO Alessandro Profumo.

Loomis (LOOMb.ST) dropped 7.6 percent following its report of a missed fourth quarter forecast. Swatch (URH.S) rose 5.1 percent. The Swiss watch maker’s profit increased by 28 percent in 2017 and is expecting a positive growth for the year 2018.

Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) gained as much as 3.75 percent following reports from sources that stated that the company had proposed to separate its network assets.

Alfa Laval (ALFA.ST) climbed 2.5 percent after the fourth quarter order gains surpassed market forecasts.

Siemens Gamesa (SGREN.MC) rose 3.8 percent following its first quarter results bringing Vestas Wind up with it, climbing to top of the STOXX.

Phillips (PGH.AS) shed 3.7 percent missing the fourth quarter revenue and earnings expectations.


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