Highs and Lows from Reporting Season

Hugh Dive

Last week saw the end of reporting season for 180 of the S&P/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 six months ending December 2017 and provided guidance as to how they expect their... Show More


Telstra and 4 other stocks we're shorting

John Deniz

We initiated a short position in Telstra in February 2017, premised on rising mobile & broadband competition, which was likely to impact on Telstra’s growth outlook. Rising 10-yr bond rates make it a double-whammy for Telstra, which we also view as a bond-proxy. Show More

Reporting season review: 7 key themes and our best buy ideas

Andrew Tang

There was a lot to like about the February reporting season. By our estimates, over 30% of large caps beat the market's expectations, and unlike previous seasons, estimates held firm rather than falling away into results. Downgrades and significant misses were largely a non-event and overall management commentary reflected the... Show More

The ABC of Tax

Clime Asset Management

A few weeks back, “our ABC” poured oil onto the heated debate in Canberra regarding the Commonwealth Government’s proposed tax rate cut legislation. The ABC produced data which represented that a significant proportion of major Australian companies hadn’t been paying tax in recent times, and from this observation its commentators... Show More

15 stocks to watch following reporting season

Alex Cowie

The chaos of reporting season makes a good case against markets being efficient. It will take weeks, if not months, to fully parse the recent data download of many hundreds of reports, and to also process views gleamed from the ensuing company roadshows. Reporting season can thus generate a long... Show More

Pricing growth: Why simple doesn't work

Alex Pollak

In the twelve months to Monday of this week, the S&P500 index is up 15.02%, while Alibaba is up 80%, Google is up 29.3%, Amazon is up 71% and Apple is up 24%. By contrast, Exxon is down 5.6%, Coke is up 7.6% and General Motors is up 11%. To... Show More


FNArena Reporting Season Monitor: Week 2 - February 2018

Rudi Filapek-Vandyck

Welcome to the FNArena Reporting Season Monitor for the February result season 2018. The Monitor reports ratings and consensus price target changes, along with brief summaries of the collective responses, from FNArena database brokers for each of the 300+ stocks. Week 2 is now available below with 85 stocks now... Show More

First Impressions from Reporting: SHL, ORG, SUN, S32, ASX and TLS

Bell Potter

In this daily reporting season update, we provide first impressions on key takeouts from companies reporting today, including Sonic Healthcare (SHL), Origin Energy (ORG), Suncorp (SUN), South32 (S32), ASX (ASX) and Telstra (TLS) with links through to more detailed reports. Show More

Telstra: What the market missed

Daniel Mueller

The most important piece of information in this report is this: Telstra’s mobile business is under pressure. Postpaid ARPU (including mobile repayment options) decreased 3.6% due to higher data inclusions. This is the 5th consecutive half of postpaid ARPU decline with an acceleration in the rate of decline. Show More

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Buy Hold Sell: The most tipped big caps

Buy Hold Sell

Welcome to the first episode of the Buy Hold Sell video series for 2018. Each Friday morning two fund managers will share their views on 5 ASX listed companies. Today we’ve pulled out the large caps that received the most votes in our 2018 reader survey. The 5 stocks covered... Show More

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The ten most tipped stocks for 2018

Alex Cowie

When we asked you to suggest a stock tip in our 2018 Livewire reader survey, there were a few names that came up regularly. Drawing from the database of 2617 responses, here are the 10 stocks that readers tipped the most, with exclusive insights from our contributors for each one.... Show More

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What Mattered Today; When will we sell Telstra?

James Gerrish

First day back in the office after the Christmas break although we were reasonably active throughout the period increasing cash levels in the Platinum Portfolio to 26.5% - we’ll cover this below however the market was pretty well behaved over the Christmas period and again today, although we saw early... Show More


True or False? 5 big issues for 2018

Livewire Exclusive

In part three of Livewire’s ‘Predictions and Top Picks’ series, our panel of experts tackle five big questions for the year ahead. Will Australian inflation pick up? Will global tech stocks undergo a correction? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the video and edited transcript below. Show More

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Dogs of the ASX …. Woof Woof!

Hugh Dive

In this week’s piece written from snowy Norway, we are going to look at the “dogs” of the ASX, focusing on large capitalisation Australian companies with falling share prices. Additionally, we are going to sift through the trash of 2017 to try to discern any fallen angels with potential to... Show More

An investor's guide to artificial intelligence (AI)

Livewire Exclusive

At Livewire’s 2017 investor forum, artificial intelligence (AI) was pegged as the #1 theme that investors need to be aware of. We're already seeing the impacts in our day to day lives and the influence of AI is set to change whole industries and the jobs associated with them. Show More

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Can Telstra be a global technology giant?

Andrew Fleming

Another year (almost) over, and assets have again been on a tear. All ASX sectors have performed well this year, with most generating double digit returns, consistent with global experience. The other global norm is the notable sectoral exception to this great performance; Telecommunications has been the laggard, underperforming by... Show More

What Mattered Today; Amazon who?

James Gerrish

A very interesting day for some sectors on the Aussie bourse with the much anticipated launch of the Amazon retail platform in Australia met with very strong buying across the Aussie retail complex – JB Hi Fi (JBH) the best of them adding 6.76% to close at $25.73 while Harvey... Show More


What Mattered Today: Metcash roars & G8 whimpers

James Gerrish

Despite S&P Futures in the US trading up +16pts (+0.65%) the Aussie market struggled to hold above water today with the banks providing most drag – the big 4 detracting around 10.5 index points from the ASX 200. The miners did OK on the back of decent buying in the... Show More


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See what The CEO's thought of Wool Prices, Selling into China and Dairy this week

NAOS Asset Management

“Anyone in Australia who thinks they can just find a Chinese partner and have instant success in selling their products there is kidding themselves” Mark Allison, CEO, Elders Show More

What mattered today

James Gerrish

The best of it was seen early on today with the market opening strong before sellers came over the top from around midday. A move of +20pts (0.33%) locally today is a weak effort given the +300pts (1.3%) we saw on the Dow overnight – still, a reasonable way to... Show More