AT&T Inc. NYSE:T Summary

(Michael Li, Shalin Kothari) Background: AT&T is a US conglomerate based in Dallas, Texas. The company holds large market shares in the US telecoms, TV, mobile, telephone and media service markets. Like many companies, the concerns that have arisen from Covid-19 have introduced an uncertainty among investors, resulting in a downturn in performance across all divisions. Investors have one eye on … More AT&T Inc. NYSE:T Summary

Brexit Spectre Continually Haunts EURGBP Dynamics

( Written by Malaika Cornelio and Swastik Gupta ) Background  The EUR/GBP pair has faced a fatiguing pair of volatility and uncertainty in lieu of the global economy’s financial crisis-ridden recent past – including today’s coronavirus-fuelled slump – but it is clear that the Brexit vote has accentuated this volatility/uncertainty duo. “Sterling volatility… is at emerging market levels and has decoupled from other advanced economy pairs for obvious reasons,” ex-BoE governor Mark … More Brexit Spectre Continually Haunts EURGBP Dynamics

Natural gas – Commodity Analysis and Forecast

(Thomas Mak, Farzan Faizeen) Impact of COVID 19 on Natural Gas   Natural gas has become increasingly important as nations shift towards eco-friendly alternatives due to it releasing low levels of emissions. When processed and converted into cleaner fuels, it can be used for heating and generating electricity.   The natural gas market has not been immune … More Natural gas – Commodity Analysis and Forecast

Case Study: A Look Back On Hilton’s LBO By Blackstone

(Alisha Gragya & Nikhil Sahdev) Financial markets are dynamic and hence characterised by the term VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Rightly so, it keeps providing examples that contradict most investor expectations and yet turn out to result in archetypes of financial profits and success. One prominent example is the acquisition of Hilton Hotels, a … More Case Study: A Look Back On Hilton’s LBO By Blackstone

Two Global Superpowers on ‘Supersour’ terms. Why is USD/CNY currency pairing so unpredictable?

( Written by Nathan Nowbuth and Sulaiman Syed Naqvi ) For many years, America and China have been at the forefront of economic debate. The U.S. economy has been the global standard for decades whilst China has become the fastest developing economy in the world and in 2014, even surpassed America as the world’s largest economy. Staggeringly, these two global giants possess more than 32% of the worldwide GDP implying the two countries … More Two Global Superpowers on ‘Supersour’ terms. Why is USD/CNY currency pairing so unpredictable?

The Largest IPO In History? Ant Technology Group Might Break The Record

(Giorgio Curti, Matthew Lingham & Jeanne Royer) THE COMPANY AND ITS BUSINESS MODEL Ant Technology group, the payments arm of the Alibaba Group has a total estimated valuation of $150bn, making it the highest-valued FinTech company in the world. Founded by Jackie Ma in October 2000, it has grown to be the largest mobile payment … More The Largest IPO In History? Ant Technology Group Might Break The Record

Leverage Buyout of Caesars Entertainment by Eldorado Resorts

(Shaokun Chen, Claudia Horsham & Nikhil Sahdev) Introduction At a time when banks that have agreed to finance leveraged buyouts are starting to feel the pain from the lack of investors willing to purchase high risk corporate debt (Bloomberg, 2020), casino operator Eldorado Resorts has sealed the cash-and-stock $17.3 billion deal, to purchase Caesars Entertainment … More Leverage Buyout of Caesars Entertainment by Eldorado Resorts

Palladium – Commodity Analysis and Forecast

Palladium is a valuable metal due to its existence within the Platinum Group Metal (PGM) group as well as its industrial use. The demand for palladium is mostly derived from the catalytic converters in petrol and hybrid car engines, which represents that palladium prices is contingent on the strength of the automobile industry. Major players … More Palladium – Commodity Analysis and Forecast

Corona’s Crush on Kroner: We delve into its huge depreciation against the Euro and why it’s been so notably affected.

Background  The Norwegian Kroner (NOK) has come under a fair amount of scrutiny in the past few years, as it has underperformed against several key European currencies, in addition to commodities, such as oil. The overriding factor for this has been diminishing oil production in the absence of new oil fields. Put in perspective, this dilemma bares greater significance since export … More Corona’s Crush on Kroner: We delve into its huge depreciation against the Euro and why it’s been so notably affected.

Aluminium – Commodity Analysis and Forecast Report

Over the last decade, aluminium prices have been far from stable as it fluctuates between the range of $1,604 – $2,638 per metric ton from 2012 to 2016. Like most commodities after the financial crisis, aluminium prices plummeted after 2008. Nevertheless, an increase in demand from China meant that prices had increased shortly afterwards. The … More Aluminium – Commodity Analysis and Forecast Report

Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE) – Valuation Report – 24th July 2020

(Michael Li UCL, Olivia Pote) Closing Price: $38.41Year Range: $27.88 – $43.17Market Cap: $213.3612 BillionCurrent Price: UndervaluedRating: Buy* Performance SummaryOver the past few weeks, governments across the world have been making advance purchase agreements with pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in an effort to develop and secure a coronavirus vaccine. Moreover, this wednesday, the U.S. federal … More Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE) – Valuation Report – 24th July 2020

Adevinta Acquires eBay’s Classifieds Group To Create World’s Largest Classified Advertising Business

(Ankit Mittal & Jack Williams) On July 21st it was announced that eBay’s Classifieds Group was to be acquired by Adevinta in a cash and equity deal that is set to create the largest classified advertising business in the world. The classified advertising business model involves generating leads for sellers by pairing them up with … More Adevinta Acquires eBay’s Classifieds Group To Create World’s Largest Classified Advertising Business