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February 3rd, 2021 | 08:46 CET

Varta, Almonty Industries, Sartorius - on to new all-time highs!

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Trend-following models or concepts such as relative strength or momentum rely on the past winners because investors assume a continuation of the price movement. In chart technology, a strong buy signal is generated when a new all-time high is marked. We show you three dynamically growing companies about to open a new chapter in their corporate history. Who has the greatest potential?

time to read: 2 minutes | Author: Carsten Mainitz
ISIN: CA0203981034 , DE000A0TGJ55 , DE0007165631

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    VARTA - new all-time high marked

    Last week, the VARTA AG share reached a new all-time high of EUR 181. Investors were motivated by Shortsqueezes like GameStop. The speculation or the assumption alone that there were too many short sellers in the Varta share likely meant that the value rose by almost 50% within a few days. This is called a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    There has been enough news recently to send the stock into correction mode. The MDAX-listed Group is a technology and innovation leader in many battery industry areas thanks to intensive research and development work. But its strong market position in microbatteries in particular, which are used in wireless headphones, among other things, could start to crumble in the near future, as Samsung and LG have announced plans to enter this market.

    Analysts also see the Company, which is currently valued at EUR 5.5 billion, in the majority merely as a holding position. Thus, at least from a purely fundamental point of view, some time should pass before the old high is reached again.

    ALMONTY INDUSTRIES - consistently ahead

    Almonty is taking further steps to open the most significant and most important chapter in the Company's history soon. The Company is making good progress on its path to develop the largest tungsten mine outside of China. A few days ago, Almonty completed a capital increase of the equivalent of USD 2.1 million. Approximately 2.8 million shares were placed at a price of CAD 0.75 among existing European shareholders. The proceeds will be used to pay the commitment fee of a USD 75 million loan from KfW-IPEX.

    In addition, Almonty announced that key equipment for the mine has been ordered and delivery is expected within the next 11 months. Thus, the next development steps are marked out, which should become milestones in operational developments and the share price.

    Currently, Almonty's European activities are still focused on mining, processing and shipping tungsten concentrate from the Los Santos mine in western Spain and the Panasqueira mine in Portugal. But soon, the focus will be the mine in South Korea, making the Company a significant producer of the strategic metal. In our opinion, the stock will crack the all-time high in the CAD 1 range later this year. The analysts at First Berlin are already formulating a price target of CAD 1.45.

    SARTORIUS - increased medium-term forecast lets the share mark a new high

    Yesterday, the preferred share, Sartorius, marked a new all-time high at EUR 436. During the correction phase at the beginning of the pandemic, investors could still grab the shares at a bargain level of EUR 165.

    Last week, the MDAX-listed Group published its preliminary figures for the past financial year. The Corona pandemic and acquisitions had ensured significant growth for the pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment supplier. The Group also raised its medium-term forecast and now aims to generate sales of EUR 5 billion in 2025, EUR 1 billion more than previously envisaged. In addition, operating profit is expected to increase to an impressive 32%.

    Analysts were impressed by the figures and the outlook and increasingly raised the price target. The Company is now valued at EUR 30 billion and is a serious DAX candidate when the German benchmark index is expanded from 30 to 40 stocks this September.

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    Der Autor

    Carsten Mainitz

    The native Rhineland-Palatinate has been a passionate market participant for more than 25 years. After studying business administration in Mannheim, he worked as a journalist, in equity sales and many years in equity research.

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