David Whitten

The silver lining of the weak commodity prices between 2011 and 2016 was that many companies within the natural resources sector were forced to become much more disciplined in their operations and expenditure. This shift ultimately left companies in far better shape to capitalise on opportunities, while ensuring more stability... Show More

Stuart Jackson

Australia’s drought may be the worst in 800 years and is also likely to affect many agriculture companies. Reviewing the FY2018 result by agricultural chemical company, Nufarm (ASX:NUF), makes interesting reading. While Nufarm’s results were in line with the guidance provided by the company in July, the result includes two... Show More

Andrew Stanley

Recent dry weather conditions in the United States have weighed on global agricultural stocks, providing us with an opportunity to add a small position in agricultural specialist Nufarm Ltd (ASX:NUF) as the share price weakened. Show More

Andrew Stanley

Shares in horticultural company, Costa Group (ASX:CGC), rallied after the company announced both an increase in profit guidance for the current year and a $65m expansion of its mushroom farm at Minarto in South Australia. Show More

Robert Frost

Horticultural company, Costa Group (ASX:CGC), was a stand-out performer during the quarter with the fruit and vegetable grower producing a stellar interim result, which was applauded by the market. Show More

Hugh Dive

Over the last few weeks, it appears that Gina Rinehart’s Australian Outback Beef (67% Hancock Prospecting/ 33% China's Shanghai CRED) has won the bidding war for the Adelaide-based pastoral company S.Kidman & Co Ltd. If this $365 million deal is approved by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), the combined... Show More

Harley Grosser

A few months ago we introduced you to Wingara Ag (ASX:WNR) - the emerging exporter of Australian oaten hay to China, Japan and South Korea. Yesterday Wingara announced the acquisition of an additional nearby processing facility - Pyrenees Hay Processing Co-Operative Ltd (PHPC). Show More

Matt Felsman

At the start of last week clients picked up Australian Agricultural Company Limited (ASX:AAC), with the share price adding around 10% since - last at $1.88. The company released results showing net profit after tax at $67.8 million, increasing nearly seven times on the previous financial year, kilograms of beef... Show More

Livewire News

Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief strategist of the USD120 billion asset allocation specialist GMO, has released and fascinating and candid letter to investors this quarter. He is well known for having accurately called the Tech Bubble and the US Real Estate Bubble. “Giant bubbles are easy to spot statistically but... Show More

Harley Grosser

Wingara Ag (ASX:WNR) – an emerging agricultural exporter to Asian markets – is an attractive way to play the long term thematic of Asian demand for Australian agricultural produce. An exporter of Australian oaten hay (a high quality feed type for dairy cows) to customers in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan,... Show More

George Boubouras

Since late 2014 we have had a bias in our risk allocation towards a defensive stance. This has led to large underweights to energy, bulks, and metals (except Lithium producers which we have been overweight). We have held a neutral position for gold in the large cap portfolios and overweight... Show More

John Robertson

The Potash West NL (PWN:AU) GLOSS quality score within the PortfolioDirect rating process has been raised. The critical change warranting the upgrade for the company developing the Dandaragan phosphate and potash deposits in Western Australia has been the doubling of the anticipated mine life to 40 years for an asset... Show More

Wentworth Securities

I wrote a note on the Dairy sector, which included Australian Dairy Farms (AHF.ASX) and Camperdown Dairy (CDC), back in June (see note - ). Since then AHF has under-performed, until today. Mention China and Dairy, and the stock has turned over 75m shares (only 156m on issue), and... Show More