Large Caps

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 sky is not falling, but storm clouds are brewing

Jason Teh

The sky is not falling was the message in September 2017. Our message was that the overall market did not show excessive valuations, which generally is a precursor to stock market corrections. However, our market outlook dimmed due to recent ‘risk-on’ rally, where most of the year’s return was delivered... Show More

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Where to find opportunities in large companies

Clime Asset Management

There is so much confusion about the stocks in the ASX’s large-caps index, the ASX 50. Some investors see them as ‘blue-chips’ by virtue of their size and longevity, and thus see them as long-term portfolio holds. Others think the ASX 50 is largely useless: a motley, concentrated index of... Show More

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Telstra's Trump moment

Daniel Mueller

Prior to Telstra's FY17 result, media articles abounded speculating the company was going to announce the securitisation of its recurring NBN payments. The media cited various analyst reports that a securitisation of up to $18 billion was about to create a capital management bonanza for shareholders. Show More

Vicinity Centres board embarks on share buy-back

Andrew Stanley

Shares in retail real estate investment trust (REIT), Vicinity Centres (ASX:VCX), rallied in July, supported by an upward revaluation of its property portfolio and the announcement of a share buy-back. Show More

Nufarm sows seeds for future growth

Andrew Stanley

Recent dry weather conditions in the United States have weighed on global agricultural stocks, providing us with an opportunity to add a small position in agricultural specialist Nufarm Ltd (ASX:NUF) as the share price weakened. Show More

Is Woolworths regaining its mojo?

Daniel Mueller

Woolworths “is a wonderful organisation, with enormous upside.” This was the first thing former CEO Grant O’Brien said about Woolworths in his inaugural address to the market in November 2011, shortly following his appointment. Show More

Bond yield decline drives Macquarie Atlas Roads shares

Andrew Stanley

Shares in toll road asset manager, Macquarie Atlas Roads (ASX:MQA), performed strongly during May. Show More

AI delivers Computershare efficiencies

Andrew Stanley

Shares in IT company, Computershare Limited (CPU, +4.8%), rose during the month following a positive investor briefing. Highlights of the briefing were the continued progress in CPU’s mortgage service businesses in both the US and UK, in addition to the potential for task automation. Show More

Costa increases profit guidance

Andrew Stanley

Shares in horticultural company, Costa Group (ASX:CGC), rallied after the company announced both an increase in profit guidance for the current year and a $65m expansion of its mushroom farm at Minarto in South Australia. Show More

Aristocrat upgrades profit growth

Andrew Stanley

Shares of gaming company, Aristocrat Leisure (ASX:ALL), rallied after management upgraded profit growth for the coming year to between 20-30% at the AGM in late February. Show More

Japara takes care of Australia's ageing population

Andrew Stanley

Aged-care operator, Japara Healthcare (ASX:JHC), provides exposure to the strong thematic of Australia's ageing population and its need for high acuity care that many Australians will require. Unlike retirement village living, aged care is not a discretionary decision for many. Show More

Caltex well capitalised to acquire, invest

Andrew Stanley

Caltex has undergone considerable structural change in recent years, with the business shifting from being a capital-intensive refiner, toward a more capital-light operation, focused on fuel retail and marketing, together with a significant operation in fuel distribution. Show More

AGL benefits as power prices rise

Andrew Stanley

A rise in electricity prices has been the main driver of AGL's share price with the 'forward curve' for electricity prices rising 30% or more in recent months for most Australian states. This has been driven by expectations of a tight market for electricity as Hazelwood power station is closed. Show More

Investment foresight lifts CSL profit

Andrew Stanley

Blood plasma producer, CSL (ASX:CSL), upgraded its profit forecasts in January and it is now targeting 18-20% profit growth in constant currency for FY17. Show More

New Origin CEO plans asset IPO

Andrew Stanley

Energy company, Origin Energy (ASX:ORG), added value in January, with the stock up 73% from its level a year ago. We see several drivers for the recent outperformance, including: Show More

The best time to switch to value

Marcus Tuck

Different investment styles (such as value, growth, large cap, small cap) are suited to different stages of the investment cycle but it is often difficult to know ahead of time which one will perform best. Pioneering academic research by Eugene Fama and Kenneth French, both professors at the University of... Show More

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Emerging opportunities in large-caps

Clime Asset Management

While the best large-cap stories are normally expensive and the ASX 50 is dominated by cyclicals, banks, bond proxies and property names, there is a way through to attractive returns. It’s necessary to buy the growth stories in market panics, pick the right turnarounds to back and trade the others... Show More

Market Manager | Small caps back on the menu at discount prices

Mathan Somasundaram

Global markets are flip flopping with the US market hitting all time highs. US fiscal policy uncertainty, historically low volatility, a rising USD, rising yields and stretched valuations are raising doubts on the recent exuberance in the equity market. Strong commodities along with a robust USD and rising yields suggests... Show More

Real success in US for Orora

Andrew Stanley

Package manufacturing and distribution business, Orora (ASX:ORA), added to Ralton's Australian Shares portfolio during August with shareholders benefiting from a clean set of profit figures and a well-received strategy. Since demerging from Amcor, ORA's management has delivered on promised synergies for the Australian pulp mill and demonstrated an ability to... Show More