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Uniper SE is a Germany-based energy generation and energy trading company. The Company operates through three segments: European Generation, Global Commodities and International Power Generation. The European Generation segment generates power and owns coal, gas, oil and combined gas and steam power plants, hydroelectric power plants, nuclear power stations in Sweden, a biomass plant in France, as well as solar and wind power facilities; the Global Commodities segment bundles the Company's energy trading activities, as well as its gas storage and supply business, and the International Power Generation segment comprises equity investments in energy generation companies in the Russian Federation and Brazil.
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EAFE > EM; Add exposure to Japan Continue to favor EAFE over EM. As long as the U.S. dollar remains elevated, we believe developed international (EAFE) will remain in a leadership position relative to EM (MSCI EM). Below we highlight attractive and actionable themes within developed int'l: • Japan, Switzerland, Australia, Canada. Major Japanese indexes have been underperforming for nearly two years but are making bullish price and RS inflections and exhibit early signs of bottoming. Switzerland, Australia, and Canada are all trading at multi-year highs and are among the most attractive coun...
Squarely in the neutral camp At this point in time the major global indexes (MSCI ACWI, ACWI ex-US, EAFE, EM) have failed to break above their respective resistance levels, leaving us squarely in the neutral camp. • We need to see more from cyclical value. We believe the aforementioned major global indexes are likely to remain below resistance or have limited upside unless and until we see more definitive signs of bottoming within cyclical value areas of the market (e.g., Materials, Energy, banks, major autos & parts, etc.)... see page 2. • Indicators supportive of a neutral outlook. Sever...
The independent financial analyst theScreener just slightly lowered the general evaluation of UNIPER SE (DE), active in the Conventional Electricity industry. The title has lost a star(s) at the fundamental level and now shows 3 out of 4 stars. Its exposure to market risk remains nonetheless the same and can be still described as defensive. theScreener slightly downgrades the general evaluation to Slightly Positive for the title on account of the lost star(s). As of the analysis date August 20, 2019, the closing price was EUR 27.59 and its potential was estimated at EUR 29.92.
In general, Argenx is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Extraordinary General Meeting. Under ITEM 3, the board of directors seeks approval to amend the Company’s stock option plan ("the Plan"). Although ECGS has no (major) concerns over the proposed amendments, it notes that Plan allows for a (potential) aggregate capital increase of 14.5% of the Company’s issued share capital, which exceeds ECGS’guidelines. In addition, ECGS considers the vesting period for time vesting awards (of between 1 and 3 years) too short. Based on the above, ...
In general, Coloplast is in compliance with the Danish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting. Under ITEMS 4 and 5.2 the board of directors seeks approval for the Company's remuneration report (ITEM 4) and remuneration policy (ITEM 5.2). Although ECGS strongly welcomes the first separate remuneration report, Coloplast's remuneration structure is NOT considered to be in line with its guidelines. Accordingly, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE to both agenda items. Under ITEM 6.1 it is proposed to (re-)appoint Mr. Lars Søren Rasmussen as Chairman of ...
In general, Adyen is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Extraordinary General Meeting. Under ITEM 2, the supervisory board proposes to newly appoint Ms. Mariëtte Bianca Swart as the Company's Chief Legal and Compliance Officer (CLCO) and member of the executive board for a period of 4-years. ECGS has no concerns over Ms. Swart’s appointment and accordingly recommends to vote FOR. Under ITEM 3, the supervisory board proposes to newly appoint Mr. Kamran Zaki as Adyen's Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the executive board for a...
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