Maersk interim report divides analysts

Rest or reduce? Today’s interim report from A.P. Moeller - Maersk divides foreign analysts from RS Platou and Fearnleys, who deliver optimistic and less enthused statements respectively.

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In its latest interim report, A.P. Moeller – Maersk predicts a “modest positive” result for the container segment while teething issues have hit Maersk Drilling, the oil segment is facing lower earnings this year compared to 2011, and APM Terminals must contribute more money to the Group’s accounts. The different challenges have prompted foreign analysts to give thumbs both up and down to the stock purchase.

Prior to the release of the report, the Norwegian analyst firm RS Platou Markets expected that Maersk would present an “extremely strong result”. Following the presentation of the report’s results for the first half of 2012 Platou is still positive.

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