Markets opened on high note and closed higher on Monday as Covid-related fears subdued. Leisure companies and airlines benefited the most. Energy stocks made gains as oil price increased 3.7% over the day.

DAX30  +1.39%    CAC40  +1.48%    FTSE100  +1.54%    IBEX35  +2.4%    MIB  +2.16%

Economic news in European Union were as follows.


According to German Federal Statistical Office Destatis in October Industrial Orders in manufacturing were down almost 7% compared to the previous month. Domestic orders rose by 3.4% and international ones fell by 13%. In the Consumer Goods segment orders rose by 4.3%.


In October Retail Sales were 0.1% higher than a month ago and 3.7% higher year-on-year.  Retail Sales are higher than those of pre-pandemic February 2020. The largest increases were in travel items and clothing.


In Eurozone the sentix economic index (investors’ market expectations over the next six months) falls back again in December to 13.5 points, lowest value since April 2021 as the assessment of the current situation slumps more than 10 points. The tighter lockdown measures are hitting economies, particularly in Germany and Austria.


International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) is the leader of the day as less severe restrictions are expected in efforts to fight Omicron. Not far behind are the companies from the same industry, MTU Aero Engine (MTX) and Safran (SAF). Banks also are higher with BBVA up 4.4% and Sabadell 3.9%.

Top Outperformers of the Day

Ticker Company Industry Сurrency Market Cap
in Bln
Dividend Yield Price Change
IAG International Consolidated Airlines Group SA Industrials EUR 3.31 0% 7.74%
MTX MTU Aero Engines AG Industrials EUR 9.17 0.73% 5.47%
SAF Safran SA Industrials EUR 44.34 0.41% 5.19%
AMKBF A.P. Moller Maersk AS Industrials USD 60.33 1.83% 4.63%
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Financials EUR 33.34 1.2% 4.38%



Daily performance information in the tables above is based only on the performance of 250 stocks covered in this website.

Sources of information are as follows: 

Deutsche Bundesbank, Central Bank, Germany

Destatis, Federal Statistical Office, Germany

Office for National Statistics, The UK

European Commission services 

Insee, National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies, France

The ifo Institute for Economic Research, Germany

Istat, National Institute of Statistics, Italy.

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