Not a subscriber ?  Start your complimentary Premium trial now

Articles from: Mirvac's earnings, distributions hit top end of guidance to Market risks from macro hurricanes

Mirvac's earnings, distributions hit top end of guidance

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) on Tuesday announced an operating profit after tax of $482 million for fiscal 2016, up 6 per cent on the prior year and slightly above Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $478.3 million

Mining services set for takeover bonanza

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Nov 2015

According to Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes, the beleaguered resources sector is likely to see more takeover activity ahead, with foreign predators taking advantage of a lower Australian dollar and eyeing assets in that space, with other possible targets including infrastructure companies

Mining profits surprise on upside

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 04 Dec 2015

Australian company profits strengthened in the September quarter of 2015, breaking a five-quarter run of negatives, and some surprising results in the mining sector may give hope to the beleaguered miners who are struggling to keep shareholders happy amid falling commodity prices

Mining and energy: darkest before dawn?

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Jan 2016

Investors in energy and mining stocks could be forgiven for thinking the sky had fallen in

Metcash: Opportunity or value trap?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Mar 2014

It was only a year ago when BHP Billiton (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) were posting falling profits amid share price falls

Metcash reports 9pc fall in 1H profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Dec 2014

Metcash Limited (MTS) on Monday said net profit before one-off items for the half year ended 31 October 2014 fell 9 per cent to $101.7 million

Metcash posts fall in profit, dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Jun 2014

Metcash Limited (MTS) on Monday announced an 11 per cent fall in underlying net profit to $250.1 million for the financial year to the end of April, in line with guidance provided by the company in March

Mermaid more than myth

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 27 Jun 2013

Mermaid Marine Australia (MRM) , the biggest provider of marine services to the West Australian oil and gas industry, has seen its share price rise 27.5 per cent over the past three years, and a massive 105 per cent over the past five years

Merkel's strategy for the euro

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 08 Jul 2013

No person is better placed to save the euro than the chancellor of Germany

Medium-term outlook positive

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 23 Feb 2015


Medibank's profit, dividend beat forecasts

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Medibank Private (MPL)

Medibank: A CBA-style IPO?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 23 Oct 2014

The wait is over

Medibank Private posts 58pc profit rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2016

Australia's largest private health insurer Medibank Private (MPL) on Friday announced a 58 per cent rise in net profit to $227.6 million for the half year ended 31 December 2016

Medibank Private lifts profit, pays 11-cent FY16 dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Medibank Private Limited (ASX: MPL) on Friday announced a net profit of $417.6 million for fiscal 2016, up 46.4 per cent on the prior year and ahead of Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $402.2 million

Medibank lists: What now?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 28 Nov 2014

There was a great deal of fanfare around the debut of Medibank Private (MPL) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) this week, with Medibank chief executive George Savvides and Finance Minister Mattias Cormann ringing the bell upon its listing

Mayne's bumper profit reaps benefit of US acquisition

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 26 Aug 2016

The strong performance in the US by its $855-million Doryx acquisition, made in February 2015, was a key contributor to this result, as was the launch of generic drug Dofetilide

Mayne's 1H17 result almost triple prior period

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 24 Feb 2017

The specialty pharmaceutical company's underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $108.5 million for the half was also more than double the $40.3-million result reported in the previous corresponding period

Maximising franking credits in SMSFs

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 04 Feb 2015

When the dividend imputation or franking credits system started in 1987, it was seen as a boon to all investors

Maximise your post-tax income through super

Author: Vicky Kuok
Date: 04 Mar 2016

"'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," said Benjamin Franklin

Materials to continue outperforming

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 12 Aug 2014


Masters and Johnson Q and A

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 04 Aug 2016

Sex is a three-letter word that has rarely appeared in an Investment Outlook until now

Markets seem too quiet for comfort

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Oct 2016

Most people don't really like change, preferring the status quo; for the purpose of writing this weekly report, some change would be welcome

Markets hate uncertainty

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Sep 2015


Markets continue to dither

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 23 May 2016


Market's potential upside limited

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 25 Mar 2014


Market volatility to continue

Author: Regina Meani
Date: 12 Aug 2013

Disclaimer : To the extent that any content in this report constitutes advice, it is general advice that has been prepared by Regina Meani without taking into account the particular investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any individual investors

Market unlikely to push higher

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 18 Mar 2014

There were no real surprises last week and therefore no change to my cautious view.

Market to feel more pressure

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 25 Aug 2015


Market to continue struggle

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Dec 2014


Market risks from macro hurricanes

Author: Toby Hayes
Date: 24 Jun 2015

Significant moves in macro indicators such as the strength of the US dollar and volatility in the price of commodities -- not least oil -- have had massive economic implications in recent months, both at the corporate and government level

Advantages of Premium Membership

Your Money Weekly Newsletter

Independent stocks newsletter has been aiding Australian investors for over 30 years.

Independent Fund Analyst Research

For the first time in Australia Morningstar Qualitative Fund Research is directly available to individual investors.

Portfolio X-Ray

Ensure your portfolio is positioned exactly how you want with Morningstar's Portfolio X-Ray. You can discover how much of a stock you really own, individually and through managed funds with Stock Intersection.

Investment Picks

Find greatly undervalued stocks to consider daily. Browse our Fund Analyst Picks to find managed funds that best suit your needs.

Access these features and more when you sign up for Premium Membership.