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NAOS Asset Management

CEO’s and business leaders' comments can provide valuable insights and provide a greater understanding of the current investment environment and key trends that may be emerging. Below are 22 quotes from the week which in our view detail some of the most important and prominent industry trends and economic factors... Show More

The Muster: Agriculture & FMCG roundup

Bell Potter

In the Muster, we round up our current views on key agri and FMCG themes and stocks, this month asking whether we are at the bottom of milk powder pricing (a key driver of the dairy sector), we also discuss our increased target price for Synlait, and look at several... Show More

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The Aussie food stocks best leveraged to China

Livewire Equities

Select Equities recently published a deep dive on the ASX stocks best leveraged to surging Chinese demand for Australian products, and also the key trends in the three different routes to the Chinese market, including the all-important Daigou channel. Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170803

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran out of puff again on weaker commodities and directionless global markets. Local trade balance was another miss and the currency took a step back. The best performing sectors were Utilities, IT and Industrials while the worst performers were Miners, Telecom Services and Energy. On the sector/stock front….(1)... Show More

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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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170629

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market had another cracker day on the back of better commodities and higher rates outlook. Commodities had another good night with Iron Ore leading the charge…Iron Ore up nearly 10% in two days. US dollar continues to fall after another Health Care fail supporting IMF call to downgrade US... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170529

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into some pain as market sentiment was low as major markets are closed tonight. US, UK and China were closed. Market Outlook likely to remain volatile in the short term with macro risks while medium to long term view remains positive. Given the recent US retail/housing weaker... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170526

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was smacked down on the open before making a slight recover…market reducing exposure before US goes into a long weekend…Memorial Day on Monday. The best performers were Gold, Property and Utilities while Energy, Miners and IT were the worst performers...safe-haven trading was in play…bond yields fell as well.... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170428

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market made another unconvincing flat day after US market was aimless and commodities stocks were under pressure globally….last day of the month!!! US reporting season remains positive as expected…financials delivering the best outlook…Under Armour had the first negative quarter in its history. IT, Industrials and Health Care lead the... Show More

What would El Niño do to Agri stocks?

Bell Potter

The Bureau of Meteorology has moved to an ‘El Niño watch’, which means the likelihood of it this year is around double the average at 50%. Our analysis of past El Niño events demonstrates Elders, Graincorp, Nufarm, and RuralCo are the most susceptible to share price underperformance, and that Websters... Show More

California: From drought to deluge

Patrick Fresne

California has been pummelled by a deluge of wet weather over the past couple of months. A downpour in February followed on from one of the state's wettest Januaries in history, leading to the well-publicised crisis at the Oroville dam in the North of the state. Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170303

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open and then recovered some losses to give up substantial part of yesterday’s gains. Markets are working through the implications of increased fiscal spending without spending cuts…likely to drive inflation higher and force US Fed to move faster than expected. US Fed rate hike March... Show More

Four emerging themes in food & agriculture

Bell Potter

In this 64-page sector report, Bell Potter Analyst Jonathan Snape identifies four major themes emerging within the agricultural sector, and provides an overview on 17 agricultural and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) stocks under coverage. The major themes emerging include a maturing cattle price cycle; the likelihood of a more... Show More