Macquarie Group has sold off from $137 down to $114, following a software outlook for next year’s earnings.
Although it is unlikely they’ll deliver 17% EPS growth, it is probable that we’ll see growth within the 5 – 8% range, which will continue to ensure Macquarie Group’s shares remain attractive.
We have the stock trading on a 5% yield into FY20.
Text from a post last month…. Allowing for continued short-term selling in global markets, we suggest investors add MQG to their watch lists and look for the short term momentum indicators to reverse high within the $116 – $120 range.
We’re now at the point described above. MQG is trading at $114 and looks like buying interest will build near the current price level.
Shares of Macquarie Group posted an all-time high at $98.28 in early trade on a solid half-yearly result and the announcement of a $1 billion share buyback scheme.
The bank’s net profit for the six months to September 30th was up 19% at $1.25 billion, while net operating income was up 3.4% to $5.4 billion.
A key driver of the report was a 17% rise in fees and commission income from their US debt capital markets business.
It’s expected that the bank’s full-year results will be inline with last year’s $2.2 billion result, which means second-half could be slightly lower.
The interim dividend was lifted by 15 cents to $2.05 per share, 45% franked.
From a technical perspective, the sharply higher open has left a $2.00 gap from yesterday’s high of $94.39 to today’s low at $96.53. Typically, price gaps are filled but we don’t expect that to happen during today’s session.