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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Origin and Appen

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 0.2% for the week. The Australian market again breached the 6,000 mark on Wednesday, while the US market continues to make all time record highs. The surprise announcement of a banking royal commission by the federal government on Thursday weighed on the... Show More

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Themes and stocks from the WAM Funds’ portfolios

Patrick Poke
Patrick Poke Livewire Markets

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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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Mineral Resources and Boom Logistics

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 0.4% for the week. The resources and mining services sectors continue to drive the market higher. Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Reckon and Incitec Piviot

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed down 0.7% for the week. On Wednesday, the Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment fell 1.7% in November. On Thursday, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported Australia’s unemployment rate fell to a near five-year low. Show More

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If 24 LICs ran the Melbourne Cup... which would be our favourites?

Daryl Wilson
Daryl Wilson Affluence Funds Management

To win the Melbourne Cup requires a horse that is well trained, has a great jockey, and importantly hasn’t been hit too hard with a weight handicap from the stewards. To win the "Affluence LIC Cup", an LIC requires many of the same attributes... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Woolworths and PSC Insurance Group

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 1.0% for the week. On Wednesday, investors celebrated 10 years from the peak of the Australian equity market with a solid day's trade that sent the All Ordinaries Index past the 6,000 point mark for the first time since the Global Financial... Show More

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Morgans Conversations : Video snap with Chris Stott

Chris Titley
Chris Titley Morgans Financial Limited

I recently chatted to Chris Stott from WAM about the history of the fund , their bullish outlook on Mining Services (in particular ALS, WOR) as well some news for WAM Leader option holders. Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Mantra and Swift

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 1.9% for the week. On Thursday, Australian shares closed at their highest level in three-and-a-half months, led by a rally in the big four banks. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute index of consumer sentiment rose 3.6% in October, representing the highest level recorded in... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Afterpay and Boral

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index closed up 0.4% for the week. On Tuesday, National Australia Bank’s (ASX: NAB) monthly survey found business conditions reached their highest level since 2008, with business sentiment improving across most industries in August. The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment, released on Wednesday,... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Noni B and Reliance

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

Overall the reporting season, which concluded on Thursday, was mixed, with a number of companies falling short of market expectations. Companies trading on high price-to-earnings ratios struggled, notably Domino’s Pizza (ASX: DMP) and Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD). The defensive sectors had one of their worst reporting periods in a... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: BHP and iSelect

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

The third and busiest week of reporting season saw strong performance from the mining services sector, while most companies continue to provide subdued outlook statements reflecting current economic conditions. Overall company results have not met the market’s expectations invoking strong reactions from investors in some cases. In this week's report... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Origin Energy and SG Fleet results

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

As reporting season continues this week we have seen many companies provide conservative outlook statements for the year ahead, confirming a backdrop of moderate earnings growth. Among the themes to emerge is companies reinvesting into their businesses to drive growth in a relatively anaemic economic environment. In this week's report... Show More

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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Capitol Health and NAB results

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

With reporting season in full swing the flow of company results is picking up and keeping the investment team busy. In this week’s report we provide a brief summary on the key takeaways from Capitol Health and NAB. Show More

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Macquarie holds steady

Matthew Haupt
Matthew Haupt Wilson Asset Management

On Thursday, diversified financial services company Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG) reaffirmed its earnings guidance at its annual general meeting. The company reported improvements in commodities and global markets trading activity, increased lending in its corporate and asset finance division and greater debt capital markets activity. We believe the short-term outlook... Show More

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Seven Group Holdings digs deep

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

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

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BHP and Elliott Management

Matthew Haupt
Matthew Haupt Wilson Asset Management

I recently met with the large US-based activist hedge fund, Elliott Management, that is currently targeting BHP (ASX: BHP). Show More

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Opportunities in oversold Fairfax

Matthew Haupt
Matthew Haupt Wilson Asset Management

On Monday, takeover target Fairfax Media Limited (ASX: FXJ) announced that private equity firms TPG and Hellman & Friedman withdrew their bids for the company. We took advantage of the share price weakness to increase our holding in FXJ this week. Show More

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IAG shares surge

Matthew Haupt
Matthew Haupt Wilson Asset Management

On Wednesday, Insurance Australia Group Limited (ASX: IAG) surprised the market with an increased profit forecast due to better than expected claims costs. The company said lower than anticipated claims costs predominantly related to compulsory third party (CTP), liability, professional risk and workers compensation. Following the announcement, IAG shares surged... Show More

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Executive Series: WAM Leaders Limited (WLE) Portfolio Manager, Matthew Haupt

CommSec
CommSec Online Stockbroker

CommSec's Tom Piotrowski speaks with WAM Leaders Limited (WLE) Portfolio Manager, Matthew Haupt about: Show More

CommSec: Woolworths and the Amazon threat

Matthew Haupt
Matthew Haupt Wilson Asset Management

This week I sat down with Tom Piotrowski from CommSec to discuss Wilson Asset Management’s large cap LIC, WAM Leaders . In addition, I discuss the Australian insurance market, Woolworths and the Amazon threat, local infrastructure and the strengthening US dollar. Show More