|Bid||4.0220 x 0|
|Ask||4.2280 x 0|
|Day's range||4.1440 - 4.1440|
|52-week range||2.8660 - 4.8720|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.62|
|PE ratio (TTM)||10.36|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.28 (6.99%)|
|Ex-dividend date||23 May 2022|
|1y target est||N/A|
MILAN (Reuters) -Anima Holding does not expect to strengthen its partnership with Monte dei Paschi di Siena in the near term, Chief Executive Alessandro Melzi D'Eril told analysts on Monday. Speaking after Anima reported a 36%-drop in net profit adjusted for extraordinary items for the first nine months, Melzi D'Eril said the asset manager was happy to support the capital increase completed last week at Monte dei Paschi given long-standing commercial ties. Anima invested 25 million euros ($24.96 million) for a stake of just below 1% in Monte dei Paschi.
ROME/MILAN (Reuters) -Italy favours keeping Anima Holding in domestic hands and could raise the stake in the country's biggest independent asset manager it holds through the national post office Poste Italiane, two people close to the matter said. Under so-called "golden powers" legislation, Italy reserves the right to scrutinise foreign and domestic bids in sectors deemed of strategic importance such as energy, telecoms, banking and insurance, health and food. Nationalist Giorgia Meloni, who led a right-wing alliance to victory at elections on Sept. 25 and is expected to be named prime minister this month, is set to move along the same path, a separate political source said.
Monte dei Paschi would welcome an investment by its partners Anima Holding and AXA into an upcoming new share issue, but that would be separate from possible changes to their commercial accords, CEO Luigi Lovaglio said on Thursday. "We look with interest at all options relating to the entry of institutional investors, including all of our partners, to give stability to our shareholder base," Lovaglio told a general meeting. "(An investment by AXA and Anima) can only happen on the terms envisaged for other investors.