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Sr20 with banks excel in Europe


While the European markets aanmodderden, won the Bel20 nearly one percent. The superior performance of the star index was due to the financial trio.De Bel20 rose 0.9 percent to 2587.77 points. The star index had 14 risers and fallers 6.
KBC put down the biggest gain: 4.2 percent to 33.34 euros. Analyst Ivan Lathouders of Bank Degroof had positive words for the bank, referring to media reports on the volumes of the Belgian savings banks.
It showed that the low volumes that flowed into savings accounts of KBC, have increased. More Belgians choosing a savings account or other investment is considered a good thing for the banks. Dexia also performed prime: 3.9% to 4.74 euros. Fortis is an insurance holding company become pure, but it also won 4 percent to 2.82 euros.
Retailer Delhaize gained 0.3 percent to 55.05 euros. The share was nevertheless of the same Lathouders a substantial price target increase with it, from 53 to 65.50 euros.
Lathouders relies for that upgrade still on the new plans that Delhaize revealed during an investor day in Athens in early December. The tentative recovery of the dollar should Delhaize a positive effect.
In the broad market was once again in the spotlight Option. The share was again a busy traded 3.8 million shares. The shares closed 6 percent to 0.89 euros. Also Tessenderlo Chemie (3.9%, 24.35 euros) fell in with a nice capital gain. Yesterday the share had barely participated in the rally of the industrial shares. Dealers talked about catching. (tnl / MVDB)