A matéria abaixo acaba de ser publicada pela Bloomberg News nos EUA e dá conta do pior início de ano para a Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo (BOVESPA) desde o distante ano de 1995.
A Bloomberg atribui esse início de ano pífio da BOVESPA ao afundamento das ações da empresas da franquia "X" que arrastaram consiga outras empresas.
Uma outra matéria da mesma Bloomberg dá conta que a OG(X) vai ser exercer o direito de vender US$ 1 bilhão a Eike Batista como forma de levantar capital para suas atividades em 2013 (Aqui!). Em outras palavras, Eike vai ter que colocar a mão no seu próprio bolso para bancar as atividades da OG(X), querendo ou não.
Em suma, apesar da presença do BTG Pactual, o mar de Eike ainda continua mais para de marinheiro de primeira viagem do para de almirante
Batista Selloff Sends Bovespa to Worst Annual Start Since 1995
By Ney Hayashi - Mar 28, 2013 1:05 PM GMT-0300
The Bovespa index is posting its worst start to a year since 1995 as billionaire Eike Batista’s companies plunged, leading a tumble in commodity producers, amid concern they’re losing access to the financing they need.
Batista’s iron-ore producer MMX Mineracao & Metalicos SA (MMXM3) and oil company OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes SA (OGXP3) were the biggest losers on the gauge in the first quarter as each fell more than 40 percent. Vale SA, the world’s biggest iron-ore producer, had its biggest three-month decline since the second quarter of 2010 as prices for the metal fell.
The Bovespa dropped 8 percent in the first three months of the year as of 12:53 p.m. in Sao Paulo, the biggest first- quarter decline since a 32 percent plunge in the first three months of 1995, when the central bank increased borrowing costs to curb hyperinflation. The index increased 0.1 percent to 56,083.01 today.
“It hasn’t been a good quarter for the stock market for a lot of different reasons, such as the weak performance by OGX and other companies owned by Eike,” Joao Pedro Brugger, who helps oversee 220 million reais at Leme Investimentos Ltda., said in a phone interview from Florianopolis, Brazil. “It’s hard to be optimistic about the Bovespa. (IBOV)”
MMX fell 2.2 percent to 2.27 reais today, paring its quarterly decline to 49 percent. OGX added 1.7 percent to 2.43 reais today, paring its quarterly slump to 45 percent. Shares in Batista’s public companies declined as much as 84 percent in the past year after OGX cut oil output targets, erasing more than $25 billion of his personal fortune.
Vale dropped 0.9 percent today, extending its quarterly decline to 18 percent, the biggest since a 23 percent plunge in the second quarter of 2010.
Beef producer Marfrig Alimentos SA (MRFG3) was the worst performer on the gauge today after reporting a loss that was wider than forecast. Marfrig sank 6.1 percent to 8.36 reais. The company posted a net loss of 284.2 million reais in the fourth quarter, compared with an average estimate for an adjusted loss of 39.9 million reais among nine analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
The real fell 0.3 percent to 2.0165 per dollar. The Standard & Poor’s GSCI index of 24 raw materials lost 0.1 percent after a report showed jobless claims in the U.S. increased more than forecast.