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Healthscope shares are too cheap

Morgans Financial Limited

FY17 underlying results were below expectations, weighed down by continued soft conditions, cost pressures and volatile case mix in the core Hospital division. 
Increased competition and ramping VIC greenfields further pressured Hospital earnings, pushing it below expectations and guidance, and offsetting strong above market gains from brownfields, which remain on... Show More

Morgans reporting season candidates for surprise or disappointment

Andrew Tang

FY17 reporting season kicks off in earnest mid-August and according to the latest IBES consensus earnings estimates, EPS growth for the S&P/ASX200 is forecast at 13% in FY17, slightly down from 13.6% at the end of 1H17. Pleasingly this would still mark the end of the earnings recession after two... Show More

3 stocks in the firing line

James Gerrish

As we consider different areas to allocate funds into the current market weakness potential tax loss selling should definitely be considered as June slowly evolves. The ASX200 is up almost 6% for the calendar year hence there will not be the number of candidates which would typically be available in... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170601

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market flip-flopped to finish as a positive day despite weaker China data. Tax loss selling in June will add to the seasonal weakness while better than expected retail data was mixed with weaker than expected China data. Market was buying into safety and weak currency stocks today. The best... Show More

5 top wires last month

Alex Cowie

In case reporting season kept you busy, we've summarised five top wires in February for you. Peter Quinton’s top ten picks for 2017, our fund manager earnings results review, and Buy Hold Sell with ‘Quality stocks on sale’ all deliver useful stock ideas. On big picture thinking, we bring you... Show More

Coca Cola Amatil, Stockland, QUBE Holdings, Healthscope and Fairfax Media - First Impressions from Reporting.

Bell Potter

Coca Cola Amatil (CCL): Divisional highlights:Australia Beverage volumes down 2.1%. EBIT down 1.8% to $455.3m, EBIT margin up 0.3ppts to 17.1%; NZ & Fiji volumes up 9.6%. EBIT up 6.9% to $105.6, EBIT margin down 02ppts to 19.1%; Indonesia and PNG volumes up 6.2%. EBIT up 42.9% to $69.6m, EBIT... Show More