Auto manufacturing industry
On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, the auto manufacturing industry provided the highest negative return of 1.5% to the performance of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ). Auto manufacturing stocks such as Volkswagen (VLKAY), BMW, and Daimler (DDAIF) fell 2.8%, 1.2%, and 0.53%, respectively, that day.
All of Germany’s (EWG) major auto manufacturing stocks fell that day after the United States filed a civil lawsuit against Volkswagen for violating environmental laws.
Continuing scandals will most likely harm Volkswagen’s profit margins. Goldman Sachs (GS) has given the company a “sell” recommendation.
- Volkswagen is currently trading at 5% and 6% below its 100-day and 20-day moving averages, respectively. It’s trading 5% above its 50-day moving average, which is a strong support point for the stock.
- Daimler is trading 1% below its 100-day moving average. It’s trading 6% and 5% below its 50-day and 20-day moving averages, respectively.
- BMW is trading 3% above its 100-day moving average. However, it’s trading 4% and 5% above its 50-day and 20-day moving averages, respectively. Its 50-day moving average is a strong resistance point for the stock.
Analyst estimates suggest an upside of 7%, 10%, and 27% for Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler, respectively, over the next 12-month period from the current levels as of January 5, 2016.
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