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Ramsay: The world has changed

Craig Collie

We think Ramsay is one of Australia’s great corporate success stories. Since starting with a single hospital in Sydney’s North Shore in 1964, the company now operates 235 hospital facilities across Australia, Asia and Europe to be one of the largest listed hospital groups globally. It’s market capitalisation is $11.5b... Show More

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Health care to rise above industry challenges

Peter Wilmshurst

The various challenges facing the healthcare sector today have been brought to light recently with media headlines highlighting the pressures at play in a very competitive industry. The cost of healthcare in the US is a key challenge for providers and consumers of healthcare, where we have seen companies such... Show More

The best opportunity in healthcare

Daniel Moore

In this interview, I discuss the best long-term investment opportunities in the sector, which stocks I am cautious on, and what the future holds for the sector as a whole. Show More

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Amazon’s next victim: Healthcare...

Livewire News

US healthcare stocks were hit hard overnight on news that Amazon has healthcare in its sights, backed by Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan. Jamie Dimon summarised plans in saying: “Our goal is to create solutions that benefit our U.S. employees, their families and, potentially, all Americans”. Show More

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The three characteristics of a quality healthcare company

Daniel Moore

Australia’s Healthcare sector has outperformed all others over the last five years, due to strong demand from investors seeking companies with reliable earnings growth. This has pushed valuations to historically high levels, with some healthcare companies trading at a 50 per cent premium to their global peers, and a 100... Show More

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CommSec Executive Series: BKI Investment Company (BKI) Portfolio Manager, Tom Millner

CommSec

CommSec's Tom Piotrowski speaks with BKI Investment Company (BKI) Portfolio Manager, Tom Millner about the company’s first half results, its low fee structure and investment opportunities in the infrastructure, financial & healthcare sectors. Show More

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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The best and worst places for value

Livewire Exclusive

Investing in safe companies like consumer staples or healthcare might feel good and help you sleep better, but you’re unlikely to earn outsized returns, says Nick Kirrage from Schroder Global Recovery Fund. He says these ‘stable’ sectors are the most expensive right now, and therefore likely to deliver the poorest... Show More

Takeaways from Healthscope's investor day

Morgans Financial Limited

Senior Analyst Derek Jellinek attended the Healthscope investor day earlier this week. Below are his comments as made in a Morgans presentation afterwards. Transcription follows, with full video below: Show More

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A sector flying under the radar

Andrew Smith

After several years of underperformance investors were initially attracted to the better valuations which were available in Small Caps. However more recently there has been a noticeable improvement in risk appetite. This has added fuel to the rally with investors taking comfort from the almost synchronised growth that is occurring... Show More

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Re-rating of European stocks on the cards

Peter Wilmshurst

We know Europe has been through a touch economic cycle over the last few years since the GFC. That's somewhat on the mend now. Once the European earnings come through, the markets will start to appreciate that and reward those stocks - both with a re-rating as well as seeing... Show More

Platinum: Where to find mispriced stocks

Livewire Equities

In a recent interview, Platinum Asset Management CIO, Andrew Clifford, delivered some important insights on Chinese market opportunities. We have pulled out five key takeouts for you below. Show More

Full steam ahead for healthcare sector

Peter Wilmshurst

What are the long-term secular drivers for the Healthcare sector? Ageing populations across developed markets, rising middle class demanding better healthcare facilities in the emerging markets, and key reforms in the US all imply healthcare is a positive investment area for almost every global economy we look at. The right... Show More

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Finding 'value' in US equities

Peter Wilmshurst

Where is the US Equity Market headed? Can Opportunities still be found? Show More

7 takeaways from our US road trip

Ned Bell

We recently met with 170 companies as part of a research road trip that crossed the US and Europe, to test existing investment theses, and look for new opportunities and trends. One key takeaway was that we have found far more attractive opportunities in global small to midcap (SMID) companies.... Show More

Time to plan for a recession? How to position for it?

Guy Carson

Back in 2007, a US economist called Edward E. Leemer published a paper entitled “Housing IS the business cycle”. In this paper he studied the causes of every US recession since World War 2, of which there had been 10. What he discovered was that 8 out of the 10... Show More

4 small cap healthcare stocks with catalysts

Morgans Financial Limited

Sentiment in the life sciences sector remains weak. However as always companies with near-term catalysts, or milestones, are attracting attention, and I'll mention four names that I think are worth having a closer look at. Show More

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Global M&A looking at Australia

Livewire News

This Bloomberg article focuses on the growing interest in Australian companies from offshore acquirers. There was $76.1 billion of cross-border M+A last year, with health care, education and tech in focus, while Industrials and utilities are now in the cross-hairs. Goldmans is now reportedly seeking to double its principal investments:... Show More

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Primary Health Care Half Year Result - PRY hit by Medicare uncertainty & low earnings

CommSec

Primary Health Care's overall first half profit fell 66% as tougher competition for new doctors to sign on at medical centres, and changes to government health care spending, hit the result: Show More

Executive Series - AirXpanders (AXP) CEO & President, Scott Dodson

CommSec

Tom Piotrowski speaks with AirXpanders (AXP) CEO & President, Scott Dodson about the company’s performance since listing on the ASX 18 months ago & its recently received FDA approval for its AeroForm product To view more Executive Series interviews, visit: https://www.commsec.com.au/market-news/executive-series.html Show More