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Andrew Stanley

Designer and manufacturer of respiratory equipment, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (ASX:FPH) posted a strong profit result for the FY17 financial year, including a near 20% growth in profit to shareholders, which was well received by investors. These profit figures were somewhat dampened by unusually high legal costs, as Fisher &... Show More

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

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

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

Andrew Stanley

Gaming machine manufacturer, Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI), has recently welcomed European domiciled, Novomatics, to its share register after acquiring founding shareholder, Len Ainsworth’s, 53% equity holding. AGI is aiming to deliver material synergies including cost savings, access to an extensive software library and sales into Europe. Together with a likely... Show More

Andrew Stanley

Utility assets owner, DUET Group (ASX:DUE), owns a series of long-life infrastructure assets including the Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline (DBP) and gas and electricity networks in south east Australia and last year’s purchase, Energy Developments (ENE), which in turn owns and operates a series of long-life, contracted utility assets. Included... Show More

Andrew Stanley

Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX:ALL) added significant value to the Ralton Australian Shares portfolio following a 20% upgrade to profit guidance for the 2016 financial year. The profit uplift was driven by a number of factors including market share gains in Australia and North America, continued growth in participation gaming machine... Show More

Andrew Stanley

A well-received investor briefing in May, together with a currency tailwind from the falling Australian dollar, drove QBE Insurance Group (ASX:QBE) shares higher in May. After several years of restructuring, QBE is now better positioned to produce reliable profit growth despite the soft premium environment and low interest rates. The... Show More

Andrew Stanley

Shares in Graincorp (ASX:GNC) rebounded from recent lows most likely due to the rains that started to arrive near the end of April in key growing areas. Over the next few months, investors and farmers alike will focus on the rainfall to support the winter crops. Although GNC is less... Show More

Andrew Stanley

Following a pull-back in the share price, we added Aurizon (ASX:AZJ) to the portfolio. AZJ has two key divisions: above-rail and below-rail assets. The above-rail assets are focused on coal haulage for key miners with long-dated take or pay contracts to move thermal and metallurgical coal from mines to port.... Show More

Andrew Stanley

Shares in comparison website, iSelect (ASX:ISU), continued their recovery from January lows. With a new management team in place since last October, the business appears to be regaining momentum. Key to investor sentiment will be the company's ability to hit its recently restated profit guidance for the full year –... Show More

Andrew Stanley

Origin Energy (ASX:ORG) was boosted by a relatively clean-half year result. The energy market business delivered good growth with margin expansion in ORG’s domestic gas retailing business a noteworthy feature we had been expecting for some time. ORG’s APLNG plant has finally commenced operations with the first train now operational... Show More