Volkswagen AG’s rebound from the diesel emissions scandal and an upgraded earnings forecast has helped the stock to surge ahead of its German peers. VW’s preference shares returned 23 percent this quarter through Friday, best among European auto stocks, while Daimler AG has gained 5.3 percent and BMW AG is little changed. Porsche Automobil Holding SE, which owns a majority of VW common shares, has done even better -- advancing 31 percent.
After leading the charge in 2017, Italian stocks might have a harder time staying ahead of European peers next year even as the bull run continues. Milan’s benchmark FTSE MIB index, up 18 percent since Dec. 31, is poised to close 2017 as the best-performing major market in Europe and is on course for its best annual performance since 2009, when it closed up 19 percent. That compares with gains of 15 percent and 14 percent this year for Germany’s DAX and The Netherlands’ AEX gauges, respectively.
Europe’s fourth-biggest economy risks political gridlock after the election, which must take place by late May, keeping prospects for economic reform weak, Fitch Ratings said in a report on Nov. 29. Concerns that stricter rules from the European Central Bank will hit Italian lenders, which are still struggling under piles of soured debt, have weighed on the shares of Italian financial companies in the last quarter of the year, a trend that may persist until more clarity on the measures emerges.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".