Two standout results from February

Johan Carlberg

At the large end of the market, CSL delivered a standout result during February reporting, and in the mid-cap space Seven Group produced a great result. Here we take a look at their results and highlight a key theme to emerge more broadly during February. Show More

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Themes and stocks from the WAM Funds’ portfolios

Patrick Poke

At today’s WAM Funds presentation, Chief Investment Officer, Chris Stott, shared some of the key themes and holdings from their current portfolio. He covers their views on the Australian economy, mining services, and retail. He also discusses a company that hadn’t received a visit from an analyst in two years. Show More

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Australia’s infrastructure boom is coming

Patrick Poke

As the housing construction boom comes to an end, the obvious question for investors is ‘where next?’ One potential opportunity lies in transport infrastructure construction, which is poised to double over the next few years. Between roads and rail, annual spend is expected to increase to $16B by 2020. Show More

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Exposure to infrastructure, mining pick-up: Seven

Robert Frost

Several significant corporate transactions saw us add Seven Group Holdings (ASX:SVW) to our portfolio during the September quarter. These included: Show More

Wilson Asset Management weekly: Insights from the CLSA conference in HK, Seven Group Holdings and CBA

Chris Stott

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed down 0.2% for the week. Minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) meeting released on Tuesday suggested that reduced demand for steel production in China would indicate downside risks to the current iron ore price. We note that the Australian market is... Show More


Market Mover: Seven Group Holdings

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Seven Group Holdings is the big mover on the market today, up by $1.00, or 8.9%, to $12.17 on the news that it has moved to 100% ownership of Coates Hire Group. Show More


Highlights and let-downs from small-cap reporting

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It’s been a pretty ordinary decade for the ASX Small Ordinaries Index, which remains more than 30% below its 2007 peak. However, it’s a market that’s ripe for producing alpha; according to Lonsec, all but one of the small cap managers in their coverage outperformed their benchmark over five and... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170822

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market climbed back higher gradually on the back of strong metal prices. Local market still struck in the narrow trading range since May. US market and geopolitics remain the macro overhang while reporting season is driving substantial volatility. Growth stories missing guidance or weak outlook statement are facing 15-20%... Show More

Seven Group Holdings digs deep

Chris Stott

On Wednesday, Seven Group Holdings’ (ASX: SVW) shares were bolstered after heavy machine maker Caterpillar announced strong sales and revenue figures and a positive outlook statement with its second quarter earnings report in the US. Seven Group owns WesTrac, which is the authorised dealer of Caterpillar equipment in New South... Show More


Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170727

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market flip flopped to deliver a slight positive day despite big bounce in AUDUSD/commodities and a fall in bond yields. July count sits at 10 up days and 9 down days…we have had the first 3 consecutive positive days in July. Expect a run to finish July in positive... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170726

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market moved higher on better commodity prices and positive US reporting cycle. The market has been flip flopping all July…9 up days and 9 down days…July cycle so far has only delivered two consecutive positive days and we just had it. US Fed update early tomorrow morning…will set the... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170426

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market popped on the open again after US reporting season kicker and then traded sideways. US reporting season continues to remain robust…and there is no reason to bet against it…even the US new home sales were a big beat…supports strong economy. Banks lead the way higher while Gold stocks... Show More

Reporting season – the hits & misses so far

Marcus Tuck

At the halfway mark of the Australian profit reporting season, Goldman Sachs released a report analyzing the results so far. They conclude that there is no more bad news than normal but there are far fewer positive surprises. At the time of the report, 92 ASX 200 firms had reported... Show More

Identifying stocks with earnings certainty

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Sam Ferraro from independent research firm Evidente has developed a model for identifying stocks that provide a high degree of earnings certainty. He believes that against a backdrop of ultra low interest rates and low growth it will be companies that offer investors a high level of confidence around their... Show More

Daily AGM Note 18 November 2015 - second strike but no Board spill at Redflex Holdings ; first strikes at Decmil Group, Timpetra Resources

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So far today Seven Group Holdings and Minemakers have avoided second strikes against the remuneration report. Cabcharge Australia's remuneration report received around 84% for on a poll. The note is updated through the day as the results come to hand. Show More


Week ahead in AGMs: 16-20 November 2015

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Another big week of AGMs (including CBA, BHP Billiton Ltd, Sonic Healthcare, Slater and Gordon) plus a few two strike AGMs (a conditional Board spill resolution is on the AGM agenda) in the mix. Cash Converters, SDI Limited and Redflex Holdings all received second strikes at their 2013 AGMs but... Show More