What Mattered Today; The travel stocks take flight

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

The ASX was strong in early trade today before some selling kicked in and we traded down ~20pts from the highs, however when considering that S&P Futures in the US were trading -0.32% during our afternoon, we fared well in a relative sense. A similar story played out yesterday, and... Show More

What Mattered Today; A few of our stocks fly

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

A positive start to a very busy week for markets with the Telco’s leading the charge higher today. CBA in focus with the announcement of a new CEO, an internal candidate and the stock ticked up as a result while Iluka (ILU) delivered a strong set of production numbers ahead... Show More


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What Mattered Today: Webjet cops an upgrade

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Weak leads from overseas markets this morning saw our market open softer however as is often the case in the second part of December, the buyers stepped up and pushed the market into the black, with a close near the highs. As we wrote this morning, historically buying any early... Show More


What Mattered Today

James Gerrish
James Gerrish Market Matters / Shaw and Partners

Another day that saw buyers happy to bid up stocks fairly strongly in early trade before sellers took hold around midday – and the index drifted lower throughout the session – the mkt just seems to struggle massively above the 6000 level – seems to feel very strange trading above... Show More


Buy Hold Sell: 5 global growth stocks

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

There are 323 million people in the US, 743 million in Europe, and 1.3 billion in China. When looking at Australia’s population of just 24 million coupled with a low growth environment, the case for offshore expansion is compelling. However, these are competitive markets with different practices and regulatory environments.... Show More


Small-caps and mid-caps riding global growth

Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell Ophir Asset Management

Australian small and mid-cap companies are perhaps not the first port of call in an investors mind when considering avenues to gain exposure to international growth opportunities. Yet the sector at present offers investors a multitude of companies with leveraged exposure to the growth in offshore markets, a function that... Show More


Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB)

Leyland Private Asset Management
Leyland Private Asset Management Trusted and Confidential Asset Management Advisors

Established in 1998, Webjet is the leading online travel agency (OTA) in Australia and New Zealand, leading the way in online travel tools and technology. Webjet says its focus has always been to offer the greatest convenience and choice by enabling customers to compare, combine and book the best domestic... Show More

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Buy Hold Sell: CBA, RIO and Magellan

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

In this episode of Buy Hold Sell we look at three companies that have been making the headlines. James Marlay from Livewire is joined by Ben Clark from TMS Capital and Alex Leyland from Leyland Private Asset Management. 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

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170728

Mathan Somasundaram
Mathan Somasundaram Blue Ocean Equities

Local market ran into a surprise smashing with every sector in the red. US market risk with VIX jumping 20% intraday and Tech selloff spooked the market…while Japanese inflation proved that the low inflation outlook is a global problem. July count sits at 10 up days and 10 down days…in... Show More

Morgans reporting season candidates for surprise or disappointment

Andrew Tang
Andrew Tang Morgans

FY17 reporting season kicks off in earnest mid-August and according to the latest IBES consensus earnings estimates, EPS growth for the S&P/ASX200 is forecast at 13% in FY17, slightly down from 13.6% at the end of 1H17. Pleasingly this would still mark the end of the earnings recession after two... Show More

5 companies changing the business landscape

Buy Hold Sell
Buy Hold Sell Livewire

Companies that change the way we do business can offer great opportunities as they establish and monetise new marketplaces. So in this week’s Buy Hold Sell we review 3 stocks leveraging this theme, as well as a microcap taking on Tatts and TAB, and a stock enjoying the NBN as... Show More


Downer unfairly sold down

Wilson Asset Management

Over the past six to nine months, small-cap companies have underperformed relative to their large-cap peers by 11%. Although a number of large-cap companies have seen their PE multiples expand over this period, we believe a significant component of this underperformance is due to an estimated $4-5 billion being stripped... Show More


Share prices and reality: 2 high quality oversold businesses

Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell Ophir Asset Management

With the advent of the 24-hour news cycle, live pricing feeds and an endless stream of news and stock market analysis, a widely held view is markets become more efficient as more information becomes freely available. Here we argue this is not always the case, and look at two growth... Show More


The 4 triggers of small cap outperformance

Livewire Exclusive

Following yesterday’s brief which pointined to small caps being at the start of a period of outperformance, we now ask our panel: What needs to happen next for the nascent outperformance to continue? 4 triggers cited include: an improving risk appetite, renewed M&A, a positive reporting season, and a rotation... Show More


When You See Value It Smacks You Right In The Face

Ron Shamgar
Ron Shamgar TBF Small Cap Value Growth Fund

In the wonderful world of value investing, we sometimes come across businesses with incredible economics. As we dig further and read through the financial reports of these companies, we sometimes feel as if value emerges from the pages and smacks us right in the face. In this article we will... Show More


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Can Webjet continue to soar higher?

Michael Gable
Michael Gable Fairmont Equities

After a great run, we take a fundamental and technical look at Webjet (WEB). While the stock, trading on a 1-year forward P/E multiple of 23x, is not cheap, we consider that the market does not appear to be factoring in the potential earnings uplift in FY19 from the Thomas... Show More


Is GTN Worth Three Times Macquarie Media?

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson Forager Funds

If you live in a major city in Australia, you are probably familiar with GTN’s (GTN) service. They fly helicopters over the major cities and report down to frustrated commuters on peak hour traffic conditions. GTN sells its traffic reports to most capital city radio stations. In exchange it receives... Show More


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Screening for low-risk equity investments

Marcus Tuck
Marcus Tuck Mason Stevens

When looking for relatively low-risk equity investments, companies with strong balance sheets are a good place to start the search. If they happen to be effectively debt-free with a net cash position, then even better. With no financial pressure on companies to service loans during business downturns, the risk of... Show More

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The 26 Stock picks for 2017

Bell Potter
Bell Potter Stockbroker

In this report, ten of our analysts share their top stock picks for 2017, as well as providing their sector outlook. On Financials, TS Lim reports that “The 2016 reporting season suggests underlying fundamentals are becoming positive for the banks. These include slowing margin decline as competition for new customers... Show More