ASX:JHX

Where to find opportunities in large companies

Clime Asset Management
Clime Asset Management Funds Management & Stock Research

There is so much confusion about the stocks in the ASX’s large-caps index, the ASX 50. Some investors see them as ‘blue-chips’ by virtue of their size and longevity, and thus see them as long-term portfolio holds. Others think the ASX 50 is largely useless: a motley, concentrated index of... Show More

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CEO Insights from Ian Narev, John Borghetti and Nick Scali

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

“It’s in their [The Telco’s] interest to just flick people to the low speed plans as the lower access charge makes a higher margin for them” Nicholas Demos, CEO, MyRepublic. Below are quotes from the week which in our view detail some of the most important and prominent industry trends... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170808

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market fell back into negative territory despite better commodity prices overnight. The local market has gone nowhere in the last 2 months…24 up days and 21 down days. US credit growth was weak and US credit card debt moved above pre GFC highs…patchy US consumer outlook gets another tick.... Show More

5 megatrends we are investing in

Rob Tucker
Rob Tucker Chester High Conviction Fund

We have used the megatrends framework as a template for several years, simply as a way of formulating a framework for how we start filtering down the investible universe into stocks that we ultimately focus on. We revisit this every 6-12 months to assess where the opportunities are to find... Show More

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A quality stock for a rising AUD

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

Currency is one consideration among many factors, including the quality of the management, industry position and earnings per share, which we assess when evaluating a company as an investment proposition. In this wire, we look at some areas to avoid, and one stock in particular that offers good exposure, should... Show More

Winners and losers from a strong Aussie dollar

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While consensus had a strong case for the Australian dollar to fall in 2017, it has climbed 10% so far this year, and almost touched 80c. With the market wrong-footed on this key issue, Livewire asked a panel of contributors what a strong Australian dollar means for investors. Show More

Infrastructure is the hottest ticket in town

Colonial First State Global AM

Alternative managers are continuing to see increased interest from traditionally conservative clients and it seems infrastructure is the hottest ticket in town. With President Trump’s (still unannounced) plans to drive over $1trn of infrastructure investment in the US, China pledging over US$100bn in investment for “One Belt One Road”, Blackstone... Show More

Japan is back!

Alex Moffatt
Alex Moffatt Joseph Palmer & Sons

Good morning, the price action in stock markets around the globe yesterday should remind us just how jittery investors are and how quickly the herd will run for the exit which is inevitably small and so magnifies the problem. It looks like Mr Trump is going to continue to use... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170518

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market was smacked on US political woes leading to US fiscal reform delays. Market on stretched valuation was relying on optimism…now it ran into reality of the political risk. There should be no real surprises here…stretched market on too much optimism with very low level of risk priced in…reality... Show More

Reporting season's best and worst

Hugh Dive
Hugh Dive Atlas Funds Management

This week saw the end of reporting season for 180 of the ASX200 companies and around 2,000 of the companies listed on the ASX. Over the past month these companies revealed their profit results for the last six months and provided guidance as to how they expect their businesses to... Show More

Buy Hold Sell: 6 ‘value’ big caps

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

With the great rotation underway, value investors are once again enjoying their time in the sun. So for this week’s Buy Hold Sell, we have Vince Pezzullo from Perpetual Equity Investment Company joining industry heavyweight John Murray from Perennial Value Management. Tune in as these two dyed-in-the-wool value investors take... Show More

One smallcap industrial stock we like

Dean Fergie
Dean Fergie Cyan Investment Management

If interest rates continue to rise, it would indicate a loosening of monetary policy and a pro-growth, high-spending political and economic environment. Initially, and understandably, the bond-proxy and income stocks have sold-off markedly: property trusts, infrastructure and, in Australia, the major banks and telcos. Liquidated funds would quite rightly be... Show More

August 2016: The month ahead in meetings

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Kym Sheehan The Executive Remuneration Reporter

While reporting season is the theme for August, the shareholder meetings continue including AGMs for James Hardie, Metcash, OzForex Group and Thorn Group; scheme meetings for Ausenco and Patties Foods; shareholder-requisitioned EGMs to remove and appoint directors for McAleese and Rision Ltd...and three backdoor listings in the tech space. You'll... Show More

Time to take profits in James Hardie?

Michael Gable
Michael Gable Fairmont Equities

Strong US housing data this year has seen James Hardie (JHX) maintain its uptrend. However, I have identified some technical signals which indicate that it may be time to secure our profits. Some analysts have identified headwinds such as increasing competition and demand to taper back a bit in the... Show More

James Hardie cements its top billing

Wilson Asset Management

On Thursday, building products supplier James Hardie (ASX: JHX) announced its fourth quarter results, reporting a net profit attributed to shareholders of $US244.4 million in the year to March 31 which was inline with company guidance of $240 to $250 million. The underlying volume growth of 11% was encouraging and... Show More