SGS is engaged in the provision of inspection, verification, testing, certification and quality assurance services. Co.'s business lines include: Agricultural; Minerals; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Life Science; Consumer Testing; Systems & Services Certification; Industrial; Environmental; Automotive; and Governments & Institutions. As of Dec 31 2014, Co.'s geographic operations were organized as follows: Europe, Africa, Middle East (Western Europe, Northern and Central Europe, Southern Central Europe, Eastern Europe & Middle East, and Africa); Americas (North America, and South America); and Asia Pacific (East Asia, China & Hong Kong, and South Eastern Asia & Pacific).
  • TickerSGSN
  • ISINCH0002497458
  • ExchangeSix Swiss Exchange
  • SectorSupport Services
  • CountrySwitzerland

SGS SA sees a downgrade to Slightly Negative on account of less fundamental stars

The independent financial analyst theScreener just lowered the general evaluation of SGS SA (CH), active in the Business Support Services industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title now shows 1 out of 4 stars while market behaviour can be considered moderately risky. theScreener believes that the title remains under pressure due to the loss of a star(s) and downgrades its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date April 17, 2020, the closing price was CHF 2,263.00 and its target price was estimated at CHF 2,067.29.

Alain William ...
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  • Nicolas Thorez
  • Olfa Taamallah
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ODDO BHF Small & MIDCAP MORNING NEWS - 04/01/2020

We simulated the impact of COVID-19 on companies in our universe of coverage from an operating viewpoint. Setting target prices is a risky business amid uncertainty and very rapid movements in the financial markets, reacting more to political/sanitary news flow than to corporate disclosures. However, we tried to include the increase in the perceived risk premium and the change in aggregates in our valuations. As the current crisis is set to have radically different impacts on the twen...

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  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA
  • Sven Edelfelt
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  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – DETAILED COMMENTS 04/01/2020

We simulated the impact of COVID-19 on companies in our universe of coverage from an operating viewpoint. Setting target prices is a risky business amid uncertainty and very rapid movements in the financial markets, reacting more to political/sanitary news flow than to corporate disclosures. However, we tried to include the increase in the perceived risk premium and the change in aggregates in our valuations. As the current crisis is set to have radically different impacts on the twen...

Alain William ...
  • Aurelien Sivignon
  • Baptiste Lebacq
  • Emira Sagaama
  • Fatma Ayachi
  • Jean-François Granjon
  • Jeremy Garnier
  • Martial Descoutures
  • Nicolas Thorez
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Oussema Denguir
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF Small & MIDCAP MORNING NEWS - 01/04/2020

Nous avons simulé l’impact du COVID-19 sur les sociétés de notre coverage d’un point de vue opérationnel. La détermination d’objectifs de cours est plus hasardeuse dans ce contexte d’incertitude et de mouvements très rapides des marchés financiers, réagissant davantage à un newsfow politique/sanitaire qu’aux communications des sociétés. Nous avons toutefois intégré l’augmentation de la prime de risque perçue et la modification des agrégats dans nos valorisations. Cette crise ayant des...

Alain William ...
  • Alexandre Iatrides
  • Benoit Valleaux
  • Emira Sagaama
  • Fatma Ayachi
  • Florent Laroche-Joubert
  • Jerôme Bodin
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA
  • Sven Edelfelt
  • Virginie Rousseau
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – COMMENTAIRES DETAILLES 01/04/2020

Nous avons simulé l’impact du COVID-19 sur les sociétés de notre coverage d’un point de vue opérationnel. La détermination d’objectifs de cours est plus hasardeuse dans ce contexte d’incertitude et de mouvements très rapides des marchés financiers, réagissant davantage à un newsfow politique/sanitaire qu’aux communications des sociétés. Nous avons toutefois intégré l’augmentation de la prime de risque perçue et la modification des agrégats dans nos valorisations. Cette crise ayant des...

Valérie GASTALDY

Short term view - SGS : Rising consolidation.

The background trend is clearly bearish. The negative MACD confirms the trend. The rise is a consolidation that will soon bump against the level at CHF 2,499.10. The next target is at CHF 2,234.00, then CHF 2,143.37. Passing CHF 2,499.10 would question the continuation of the fall.

Valérie GASTALDY

Analyse court terme - SGS : La reprise est une consolidation.

La tendance de fond est clairement orientée à la baisse. Le MACD est négatif, il confirme cette tendance. La reprise est une consolidation qui va buter sur 2 499,10 CHF prochainement. Le prochain objectif est à 2 234,00 CHF, puis 2 143,37 CHF. Le franchissement de 2 499,10 CHF remettrait en cause la suite de la baisse.

Valérie GASTALDY

Short term view - SGS : Falling prices.

The background trend is clearly bearish. Prices are falling again, but the movement has become hesitant. The next support is at CHF 2,234.00. The background trend would be questioned should prices rise above CHF 2,499.10.

Valérie GASTALDY

Analyse court terme - SGS : Les prix baissent.

La tendance de fond est clairement orientée à la baisse. Les prix baissent à nouveau, mais le mouvement est devenu hésitant. Le prochain support est à 2 234,00 CHF. La tendance de fond serait remise en cause en cas de franchissement de 2 499,10 CHF.

Valérie GASTALDY

Medium term view - SGS : The background trend is clearly bullish.

The background trend is clearly bullish. The correction is gaining traction. It is too early to qualify this action as a bearish reversal. The trend would be invalidated below the support at CHF 2,238.20.

SGS Sa: 1 director sold

A director at SGS Sa sold 12 shares at 2,403.000CHF and the significance rating of the trade was 52/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board members ...

Emira Sagaama

ODDO : COVID-19 test: the sector is not immune but there are opportunities

>The sector offers a resilient profile but it is not immune - The TIC sector is defensive and organic growth has proved relatively resilient in previous crises, but it is prone to risk on a number of fronts this time and no segment will emerge unscathed. On this basis, we think 2020 will be a much harsher test for the sector than 2009 was, and we now expect negative organic growth of -4% to -5% for the market leaders, marking fresh lows, with a modest recovery of 2.5-...

Emira Sagaama

ODDO : Test coronavirus pas si négatif, mais il y a des opportunités

>Le secteur est résilient mais pas immunisé - Le secteur est défensif et la croissance organique y a été relativement résiliente lors des précédentes crises, mais les poches de risque sont nombreuses cette fois-ci et aucune activité n’est épargnée. Ainsi, nous pensons que 2020 sera bien plus rude pour le secteur que l’a été 2009, et attendons désormais des croissances organiques allant de -4% à -5% chez les leaders, défiant les minimums historiques, avec une reprise m...

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  • Philippe Ourpatian
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ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – DETAILED COMMENTS 02/21/2020

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ODDO : Certification previews: start of 2020 affected by the coronavirus epidemic

>Players’ specific features will take precedence over sector trends in Q4 - Q4 earnings will be resilient at Bureau Veritas, with organic growth in line with the cruising speed of 4% maintained since the start of the year, and further improvements to the margin and FCF generation in H2. At Intertek, organic growth is likely to continue to improve in the last two months of the year, while the margin progression in H2 should be more moderate than in H1 due to the mix, b...

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  • Baptiste Lebacq
  • Benoit Valleaux
  • Christophe Chaput
  • Emira Sagaama
  • Fehmi Ben Naamane
  • Jean Danjou
  • Johanna Jourdain
  • Louis Boujard, CFA
  • Matthias Desmarais
  • Michael Foundoukidis
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Philippe Ourpatian
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA
  • Virginie Rousseau
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – COMMENTAIRES DETAILLES 21/02/2020

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Emira Sagaama ...
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SGS : The story is attractive but the valuation leaves little upside

The best-in-class story is attractive, with a recovery in organic growth confirmed and scope for an improvement in margins, but these prospects are priced in to the current valuation. We maintain our Neutral recommendation, with a revised target price of CHF 2,800. - >A positive read-across from peers confirming the improvement in growth - The positive read-across from the Q1 results reported by the group's peers confirms that the improvement in organic growth at SGS i...

Emira Sagaama ...
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SGS : L’histoire est attractive mais la valorisation laisse peu d’upside

L’histoire de best-in class avec une recovery de la croissance organique confirmée et un potentiel d’amélioration de la marge est attractive, mais la valorisation actuelle reflète bien ces perspectives. Nous maintenons notre opinion Neutre avec un OC revu à 2800 CHF. - >Read across positif des pairs confirmant l’amélioration de la croissance - Le read-across positif des résultats T1 des pairs confirme la continuité de l’amélioration de la croissance organique chez SGS....

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  • Baptiste Lebacq
  • Emira Sagaama
  • Fatma Ayachi
  • Jean-François Granjon
  • Jeremy Garnier
  • Martial Descoutures
  • Nicolas Thorez
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Oussema Denguir
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF Small & MIDCAP MORNING NEWS - 04/01/2020

We simulated the impact of COVID-19 on companies in our universe of coverage from an operating viewpoint. Setting target prices is a risky business amid uncertainty and very rapid movements in the financial markets, reacting more to political/sanitary news flow than to corporate disclosures. However, we tried to include the increase in the perceived risk premium and the change in aggregates in our valuations. As the current crisis is set to have radically different impacts on the twen...

Alain William ...
  • Alexandre Iatrides
  • Benoit Valleaux
  • Emira Sagaama
  • Fatma Ayachi
  • Florent Laroche-Joubert
  • Jerôme Bodin
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA
  • Sven Edelfelt
  • Virginie Rousseau
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – DETAILED COMMENTS 04/01/2020

We simulated the impact of COVID-19 on companies in our universe of coverage from an operating viewpoint. Setting target prices is a risky business amid uncertainty and very rapid movements in the financial markets, reacting more to political/sanitary news flow than to corporate disclosures. However, we tried to include the increase in the perceived risk premium and the change in aggregates in our valuations. As the current crisis is set to have radically different impacts on the twen...

Alain William ...
  • Aurelien Sivignon
  • Baptiste Lebacq
  • Emira Sagaama
  • Fatma Ayachi
  • Jean-François Granjon
  • Jeremy Garnier
  • Martial Descoutures
  • Nicolas Thorez
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Oussema Denguir
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF Small & MIDCAP MORNING NEWS - 01/04/2020

Nous avons simulé l’impact du COVID-19 sur les sociétés de notre coverage d’un point de vue opérationnel. La détermination d’objectifs de cours est plus hasardeuse dans ce contexte d’incertitude et de mouvements très rapides des marchés financiers, réagissant davantage à un newsfow politique/sanitaire qu’aux communications des sociétés. Nous avons toutefois intégré l’augmentation de la prime de risque perçue et la modification des agrégats dans nos valorisations. Cette crise ayant des...

Alain William ...
  • Alexandre Iatrides
  • Benoit Valleaux
  • Emira Sagaama
  • Fatma Ayachi
  • Florent Laroche-Joubert
  • Jerôme Bodin
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA
  • Sven Edelfelt
  • Virginie Rousseau
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – COMMENTAIRES DETAILLES 01/04/2020

Nous avons simulé l’impact du COVID-19 sur les sociétés de notre coverage d’un point de vue opérationnel. La détermination d’objectifs de cours est plus hasardeuse dans ce contexte d’incertitude et de mouvements très rapides des marchés financiers, réagissant davantage à un newsfow politique/sanitaire qu’aux communications des sociétés. Nous avons toutefois intégré l’augmentation de la prime de risque perçue et la modification des agrégats dans nos valorisations. Cette crise ayant des...

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  • Emmanuel Matot
  • Jean Danjou
  • Jean Sassus
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  • Matthias Desmarais
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  • Stephane Houri
  • Steven Gould
  • Sven Edelfelt
  • Virginie Rousseau
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – DETAILED COMMENTS 01/29/2020

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SGS SA sees a downgrade to Slightly Negative on account of less fundamental stars

The independent financial analyst theScreener just lowered the general evaluation of SGS SA (CH), active in the Business Support Services industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title now shows 1 out of 4 stars while market behaviour can be considered moderately risky. theScreener believes that the title remains under pressure due to the loss of a star(s) and downgrades its general evaluation to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date April 17, 2020, the closing price was CHF 2,263.00 and its target price was estimated at CHF 2,067.29.

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