Atlantia S.p.A. (ATL) Moved Up 2.72% on Feb 14

February 14, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Shares of Atlantia S.p.A. (BIT:ATL) last traded at 24.94, representing a move of 2.72%, or 0.66 per share, on volume of 414,255 shares. After opening the trading day at 24.56, shares of Atlantia S.p.A. traded in a close range. Atlantia S.p.A. currently has a total float of 817.20 million shares and on average sees 1.50 million shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 21.62 and high of 28.61.

The Italian Equity Market

The European economy is immensely growing and Italy is one of the many reasons behind such success. The companies that work at its markets as Atlantia S.p.A. prefer to stay there as long as possible.

Italy cannot be underestimated when it comes to corporate governance. Its capacities as a nation go beyond the tourism front. The blooming Italian equity market is a sure testament to that.

The Italian economy might just be one of the best contributors to the growth of the European economy. It is because of countries like Italy that Europe had become the enormous regional success that it is known today. It gives more possibilities to the Atlantia S.p.A. stocks.

Borsa Italiana/Italia Borsa/Piazza Affari

The Borsa Italiana is the primary stock exchange in Italy that is based at the Palazzo Mezzanotte in Milan. It had been established in February 1808 by Eugène de Beauharnais, Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy Viceroy— making it one of the oldest stock exchanges in the world. Like most stock exchanges, the Borsa Italiana had initially been a public entity. It had not been privatized until 1998.

In 2007, the Borsa Italiana had been acquired in an all-stock transaction by London Stock Exchange Group, leading to its merger with the London Stock Exchange.

Presently, more than 300 companies are listed on the Borsa Italiana, bringing its total market capitalization to about $645 billion.

The pre-market session on the Borsa Italiana begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 9:00 a.m.; the regular session begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m.; and the post-market session begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m. The Borsa Italiana has one of the longest trading hours in the world. This gives domestic and international investors alike the opportunity to trade on it with enough time. And Atlantia S.p.A. to receive an attention from these investors.

FTSE Milano Italia Borsa (MIB)

The FTSE MIB is the benchmark index in Italy. It is a free-float market-capitalization-weighted index that measures the 40 biggest companies listed on the Borsa Italiana. It had replaced the MIB30, which measures the 30 biggest companies listed on the Borsa Italiana, in September 2004.

The FTSE MIB i formerly known as the S&P/MIB because the S&P operated it until June 2009 when the FTSE had taken over.

Representing roughly 80% of the total market capitalization on the Borsa Italiana, the FTSE MIB is a powerful indicator of the Italian economy’s situation. It is quarterly rebalanced to make sure that the components provide a clearer indication of the trade and commerce environment in Italy.

The FTSE MIB holds an all-time high of 50,108.56, which had last been seen in March 2000; and an all-time low of 12,362.50, which had last been seen in July 2012 after the Spanish debt dilemma rippled adversaries throughout Europe.

Italy is an ideal place to invest in, especially for those who are seeking meaningful returns. They can also check validity of Atlantia S.p.A.. With it serving as one the nations in Europe with compelling economies, investors are highly recommended to trade on the Borsa Italiana as a way of betting on Italy’s economic growth prospects.

More notable recent Atlantia S.p.A. (BIT:ATL) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “Atlantia Offers $18 Billion for Abertis to Form Toll-Road Giant” on May 15, 2017, also Bloomberg.com with their article: “Atlantia to Boost Infrastructure Acquisitions Outside Italy” published on October 19, 2016, Moodys.com published: “Moody’s assigns (P)Baa2 rating to Atlantia’s new EMTN programme; stable outlook” on October 27, 2016. More interesting news about Atlantia S.p.A. (BIT:ATL) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: “Bidding War Erupts In World’s Largest M&A Deal of 2017” published on October 18, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com‘s news article titled: “Benetton Family Ready for Bidding War With Real Madrid Owner” with publication date: December 01, 2017.

Atlantia S.p.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the construction and operation of motorways, airports and transport infrastructure, parking areas, and intermodal systems. The company has market cap of 20.38 billion EUR. It operates 5,000 kilometers of toll motorways in Italy, Brazil, Chile, India, and Poland. It has a 17.54 P/E ratio. The firm operates as a concessionaire for toll motorway construction and management, and for related transport services; and operates and develops Rome's Fiumicino and Ciampino airports and carries out activities linked to airport management.

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