A retailer with many years of high growth ahead

Shane Fitzgerald

Around 12 months ago, we highlighted Lovisa as a key position in our portfolios. At that time it was trading on 13x earnings and the share price was around $3.50. You can read our thesis at the time in this wire from back then. Twelve months later consensus earnings forecasts... Show More

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The only 6 stocks to pass our filters

Marcus Tuck

This time last year we published an article on Livewire called ‘Screening for low-risk equity investments’. Of the seven stocks we discussed, most did well, with an average gain of 90% across them. Livewire got in touch and asked us to reflect on the original research, and reapply the strategy... Show More

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3 sectors to avoid completely

Simon Shields

Performance is as much about avoiding the blow-ups, as it is about picking the winners. So for Livewire’s ‘Easter Eggs’, we outline three sectors to avoid completely, before then spotlighting two stocks we think stock-hunters should take a look at this Easter. Show More

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Fresh ideas and new opportunities

Livewire Exclusive

Reporting season has just concluded and we've lined up two of the best-read managers in Australia to get their take on the health of Australian corporates. Chris Prunty from QVG Capital argues that we've just witnessed 'the best reporting season in years' and with that comes a raft of new... Show More

Does the market get it right day 1?

Richard Coppleson

Last reporting season, stocks that “beat” were up +3.10% on the day, and then added an extra +13% to be up +15.7% 4 mths after reporting. The ASX 200 rallied +6.2% over this same time. These stocks had a “lower short interest” at 2.1%, versus 3.1% for the misses. The... Show More

See what The CEO's thought of Crypto Currencies, US Tax Reform and Residential Housing this week

NAOS Asset Management

“In terms of crypto currencies generally, I can say, almost with certainty that they will come to a bad ending. When it happens, I don’t know” Warren Buffett, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Show More

Bell Potter Analyst Outlook & Top Stock Picks for 2018

Bell Potter

In this report, our analysts share their sector view and top stock picks for 2018 across sectors including banks and general insurers, diversified financials, LICs, fixed income, agricultural FMCG, technology, discretionary retail, industrials, resources, and healthcare & biotech. Show More

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Discretionary Retail Outlook for 2018 - Sam Haddad

Bell Potter

With consideration to the challenging domestic macro backdrop and the increasing competitive environment (with Amazon and other incoming international competitors), we prefer retailers with the following key attributes: Show More


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The long and short of retail stocks

Livewire Exclusive

Tuesday’s underwhelming launch of the Amazon retail platform triggered big jumps in retail stocks led by JB HiFi, which gained 6.7%. Was the previous sell-down overdone? The picture is still far from clear… We recently asked Livewire contributors for their number one pick in the sector; they delivered as many... Show More


Who flicked the Australia switch?

Chris Prunty

The whole market – including small caps – has been on fire since early October. It’s like someone flicked the ‘get long Australia’ switch in the first week of October and it was game on. If there are big global money flows in to a market purely for the reason... Show More


High conviction small caps, straight from the experts

Livewire Exclusive

After asking our panel of small cap managers what’s driving the stellar run in small caps, and the key themes to play, we asked them to nominate a high-conviction small cap idea that could produce big returns. Here are the ten stocks they selected. Show More

The 5 top themes in small caps right now

Chris Prunty

It’s not often you get the chance to build a portfolio from scratch. But that’s what the last month has been about at QVG Capital with the launch of our new Opportunities Fund. On 1 September we started with a blank sheet of paper and, just as importantly, without the... Show More


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Profit warnings and profit upgrades in 2017

Richard Coppleson

Of the profit warnings this year, 81% of them have been "downgrades". I have found some really interesting observations that I’ll mention through this note that are worth being aware of, before then discussing the main 15 "Positive" Profit Warnings in 2017. Show More

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One small cap retail stock that we like

Monash Investors Pty Limited

When it comes to the assumptions that drive our price targets, there are three things we look for, so we can provide a buffer against a volatile market. We discuss these below and illustrate them with a small cap stock we like within the retail sector. Show More


Hidden value in quality retail stocks

Livewire Exclusive

Value is hard to find in the market today, so in the third and final part of our recent brief, we asked our panel of experts to share an investment that offers an attractive risk-reward proposition. Interestingly both equity calls are in the bruised-and-beaten retail sector. Our asset class call... Show More

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10 key themes and 29 ways to play them

Morgans Financial Limited

Equity markets remain at the mercy of abnormal macroeconomic conditions such as unconventional central bank interest rate settings and heightened political uncertainty. Making bold portfolio decisions amid such uncertain conditions is a difficult and potentially hazardous exercise; hence our cautious Asset Allocation settings. Despite these challenges, we think that enduring... Show More

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

Reporting Season Highlights - Imdex, Lovisa, Isentia

Glennon Capital

Last week marked the busiest week of the current reporting season. With most of the smaller companies reporting there was no shortage of stocks to profile. We take a look at three of these businesses, how they have fared during the reporting period and what this means for the businesses... Show More

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Lovisa – long runway of store roll out opportunities

Monash Investors Pty Limited

At Monash Investors we look for recurring situations and patterns of behaviour to help inform our investment decisions. One situation is the drive by Boards and Management to exploit high returning opportunities in their core business. In the world of retailing new store roll outs can be a powerful driver... Show More

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Stocks and strategies for a stormy market

Livewire Exclusive

In a recent note the research team at Morgans outlined why they believe a cautious approach is warranted in the current reporting period. The broker highlighted four factors that suggest risks are likely skewed to the downside. These are 1) Factset consensus forecasts that show robust industrial earnings have been... Show More