Lewis Hamilton wins the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and takes the point for fastest lap.
Lewis Hamilton took Pole, with team mate Valtteri Bottas 2nd for a MercedesAMG front row lock out, with Max Verstappen set to start 3rd providing the damage he suffered on the last lap of qualifying does not require changes that trigger a grid penalty.
Charles Leclerc was a brilliant 4th for Ferrari, ahead of the 2nd Red Bull of Sergio Perez, with Pierre Gasly continuing his fine qualifying form with 6th.
On the Grid
|3||33||Max Verstappen||RED BULL RACING HONDA||1:28.285||1:27.953||1:27.653||19|
|5||11||Sergio Perez||RED BULL RACING HONDA||1:28.021||1:27.946||1:28.123||23|
|6||10||Pierre Gasly||ALPHATAURI HONDA||1:28.401||1:28.314||1:28.125||26|
|7||4||Lando Norris||MCLAREN MERCEDES||1:28.338||1:28.344||1:28.180||21|
|8||22||Yuki Tsunoda||ALPHATAURI HONDA||1:28.503||1:28.222||1:28.442||26|
|9||31||Esteban Ocon||ALPINE RENAULT||1:28.752||1:28.574||1:28.647||22|
|10||99||Antonio Giovinazzi||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||1:28.899||1:28.616||1:28.754||21|
|11||3||Daniel Ricciardo||MCLAREN MERCEDES||1:28.216||1:28.668||17|
|12||7||Kimi Räikkönen||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||1:28.856||1:28.885||18|
|13||14||Fernando Alonso||ALPINE RENAULT||1:28.944||1:28.920||17|
|14||63||George Russell||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||1:28.926||1:29.054||17|
|16||6||Nicholas Latifi||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||1:29.177||9|
|17||5||Sebastian Vettel||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||1:29.198||10|
|18||18||Lance Stroll||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||1:29.368||9|
|19||47||Mick Schumacher||HAAS FERRARI||1:29.464||9|
|20||9||Nikita Mazepin||HAAS FERRARI||1:30.473||8|
Ferrari is The Aristocrat of the automotive sector.
Our overall technical outlook is still Bullish, all Key indicators are Bullish long-term. Ferrari reported strong earnings for Q-3 on 3 November and did the same for Q-4 and F-Y 2020 as reported on 2 February.
Ferrari finished Friday at 258.81 within its 52 wk range of 127.73 – 266.67 in NY just shy of its all time high.
Key technical indicators have turned Very Bullish across the board. The candlestick pattern indicated the confirmation of the break out at 196.01 on 3 November and confirmed.
The Key resistance is at 261.24, the Key support is at 258.18. All of our Key technical indicators are all Very Bullish in here.
Societe Generale places a Street high price target of $290 on RACE as compared to the average sell-side price target at 195.93. Most Street analysts still do not know how to view Ferrari.
Morgan Stanley called out $RACE a “sleeper” EV play as the firm can justify more than 100% of the company’s value with its ICE business. MS’s new price target of $350 reps more than 35% Northside potential for shares and is above the average analyst 1 yr target is at 202.71.
MS automotive analyst says, “Longer term, we see scope for Ferrari to offer a range of EV products at potentially higher prices than the average selling price of today’s Ferrari, while leveraging economies of scale on higher volumes.“
Note: At the beginning of Y 2020 I called RACE at 230 by year’s end, the stock was trading at 165.22 on 1 January 2020, on 29 December 2020 it marked 233.66 intraday, an all time high
The Maranello Outfit’s shares were raised to Buy from Hold at HSBC, and Buys at Morgan Stanley and Bank of America.
UBS is now calling the stock at 365. I have not seen any other Street downgrades.
Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term as it becomes the world’s 1st Super Luxury brand.
Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, BAML raised its call to 270 long term.
I have raised my long term target to 375, a Strong Bull call, the strongest on the Street and am holding the mark during this recent profit taking, and seeing RACE as a buying opportunity.
Ferrari has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price at 186.31.
Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term. Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, and I am calling it 375 long term, the Top call on the Street, and adjusting it to 250/share short term.
A number of large investors have recently bought shares of RACE, and there have been very few instances of insider selling over the past yr that we have seen. And Ferrari continues to buy back its stock in here.
The stock is considered defensive in the sector.
Have an enjoyable racing weekend, Keep the Faith!