Vesselin Morov, broker, Naba Investments
The optimism that swept through the market in the beginning of May is indicative of the lack of a clear trend – in the search of new lows for the indexes and the establishment of a short-term intensive positive trend.
I expect the trend to continue this week, while the market sentiment will be influenced mainly by the positive data from the consolidated first quarter reports of the holding companies.
Nevertheless, we have to bear in mind that the market is still far away from a change in the medium-term sentiments of the market participants. We are witnessing a rather speculative trade in thin volumes.
Nikolay Vitleemov, broker, Varchev Finance
After seeing the first weekly gains of the stock indexes ranging between 5 and 5.5% and an increase in the average daily trading volumes last week we could expect the first attempts for bigger growth.
The optimism on most positions is growing. As a result the total market capitalization of the companies listed on BSE reached 23.71 bln leva at the end of last week.
Infrastructure companies may once again get in the spotlight this week. Positive news on the construction of the Trakia motorway may spark new stock price hikes, after the companies in the sector gained 20% last week.
Chimimport will also be closely watched by investors after advancing by 4.54% last week.
Ognyan Dechev, executive director, Populiarna Kasa - 95
The market will most likely continue to pick up slowly this week. The current stock price levels are similar to those of year and half, two years ago and are very favorable for buyers.
The infrastructure projects and the positive financial results of many companies will support the rise of the capital market, but all this will happen slowly and with periods of consolidation.
I am optimistic about the development of the market in the medium term and the long term. Furthermore, there are signs of recovery on the global capital markets after the turmoil.
The article is not a recommendation for buying or selling stock.