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4 company results that surprised

Livewire Equities

With the busiest week in reporting season now over, we reached out again to a group of experts for their view of the most notable results, both good or bad. Read on for highlights picked by David Sokulsky, Crestone Wealth Management; Ian Carmichael, Watermark Funds Management; Simon Shields, Monash Investors;... Show More

Here's what we learned from leading CEOs this week

NAOS Asset Management
NAOS Asset Management Listed Investment Companies (LICs) ASX: NCC, ASX: NAC

As part of the NAOS investment process, we pay particular attention to the comments made by company CEO’s and business leaders in order to gain a greater understanding of the current investment environment and key trends that may be emerging. Below are quotes from the week which in our view... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170821

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell on global sentiment despite bounce in Iron Ore and Oil. US market heads the negative catalyst list. US market risk remains key for local market…(1) VIX looks to break above post election high (2) Russell 2000 (i.e. US domestic facing) has pulled back below 200 day MA... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170503

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell from the start before making a slight recovery to close for second consecutive negative day. ANZ result earlier this week turned the bank sector sentiment and the premium is unwinding. TPM downgrade in 2016 drove the reality check into high PE stocks…will the VOC downgrade be the... Show More

5 top wires in April

Alex Cowie
Alex Cowie Livewire Markets

April saw our first ever Buy Hold Sell Live event, where we hosted a top-flight panel in front of an intimate audience. The wires from the event were very popular this month. Also making this month's top wires were our video interview with Schroders, a buyside brief on stocks with... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 5 stocks riding demographic trends

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

Investing smartly into growing markets can present great opportunities, and backing demographic trends can be a good way to do this. Australia’s ageing demographic is a well known play on this, but we are also currently seeing tourist numbers, and childcare industry revenue, both growing at around 12% per annum.... Show More

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Quality small-caps battling the headwinds

Monash Investors Pty Limited

Out of the top 12 companies held by the Monash Absolute Investment Fund, 7 beat analyst earnings expectations during the recent reporting season. However, the headwind against smaller growth companies that started in October continues. So despite a “good” results season, the fund went backwards. Show More

Child Care: the mosaic of price, policy and margins

Glennon Capital
Glennon Capital ASX:GC1, ASX:CMI

A young family has many points of financial stress to contend with at the moment. The record prices of property in Australia’s major cities make buying a property a difficult exercise. Rents have also continued to rise. Meanwhile a second issue is also consistently present for those with young children:... Show More

Emerging Childcare stock with upcoming catalyst

Nicholas Leitl
Nicholas Leitl K2 Asset Management

The volume and velocity of information in the world today, especially in financial markets, continues to increase exponentially. Deciphering the noise and understanding key facts is critical for the idea generation process. At K2 Asset Management, we generate ideas from numerous information channels, however getting out and meeting with companies... Show More

Bain's arrival puts further pressure on G8

Totus Capital
Totus Capital Fund Manager

We have been following developments at Childcare operator G8 for some time http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/totus-capital-expects-g8-education-share-price-to-fall-20150421-1mpr44.html. The arrival of private equity player Bain in the Australian childcare market (as reported by the AFR) puts further pressure on G8. Bain has acquired an operator of high fee “premium” centres and according to press reports... Show More

Has GEM learnt lessons from ABC?

Roger Montgomery
Roger Montgomery Montgomery Investment Management

Childcare operator, G8 Education, recently reported its first half 2016 results, and they were not inspiring. EBIT margins are deteriorating under the weight of rising wages and corporate overheads. We don’t yet see it as a repeat of the ABC Learning disaster, but we’re keeping our eyes peeled. Years ago... Show More

The strong are showing their strength

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

We’re not yet half way through reporting season but there are some observations that can be made from the reports thus far. The strong are showing their strength (BAP, DMP, ORA, etc) while many of the weak are still displaying weakness (GEM, QBE and the likes). Underlying, thus far, I... Show More

Introducing the Australian Focus List

Canaccord Genuity
Canaccord Genuity Stockbroker

The Australian Focus List contains our top-15 stock picks across a diverse group of sectors. This quarterly report provides a one-page summary of each pick and includes our investment recommendation, potential catalysts, and bull/base/bear target price scenarios. One of those picks is SpeedCast International (ASX: SDA). SpeedCast has experienced rapid... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: Defensives – CCP, DUE, WOW

Monash Investors Pty Limited

In uncertain times investors turn to companies with reliable earnings that can weather the storm. However, earnings certainty often commands a premium price and as we have seen, even the most defensives stocks can be disrupted. In this episode of Buy Hold Sell we look at three companies that have... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: Defensives – CCP, DUE, WOW

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

In uncertain times investors turn to companies with reliable earnings that can weather the storm. However, earnings certainty often commands a premium price and as we have seen, even the most defensives stocks can be disrupted. In this episode of Buy Hold Sell we look at three companies that have... Show More

Daily AGM Note, Wednesday 25 May 2016

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Kym Sheehan The Executive Remuneration Reporter

A first strike at Reckon and AGM results for Maverick Drilling & Exploration, STW Communications Group, Brainchip, Invigor Group (shareholder dissent on remuneration report still not at the level of a strike but clearly they're Not.Happy) and Adelaide Brighton. The Note is updated progressively throughout the day and Wednesday's note... Show More