Large Caps

Key stocks and ideas from the WAM presentation

Patrick Poke

Wilson Asset Management held their shareholder presentation in Sydney today. Chris Stott, Catriona Burns, and Matt Haupt all took the stage this morning to share their view on the markets, their top themes, and a few stock ideas. Here are the highlights. 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

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

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

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

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