Activity trends for MQG were positive in the recent quarter and the group should benefit from a medium-term positive earnings upgrade cycle.
Optimism about MQG’s upcoming results has been gaining momentum of late, with the investment bank likely to benefit from further growth in FUM, volatility in financial markets and a lower AUDUSD.
MQG will report full-year earnings on May 8, with consensus estimates suggesting net profit will come in at $1.51 billion.
We wanted to position ourselves appropriately ahead of the announcement, hence our recent buy recommendation.
The technical evidence is also strong, with a strong uptrend in place coupled with a recent retest and confirmation of a key round number – $80 – as support.
With everything lining up fundamentally and technically, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a move towards $90.