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Articles from: Agricultural stocks riding commodity upturn to Navitas shares rally despite underlying profit dip

Agricultural stocks riding commodity upturn

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Mar 2017

The outlook for the agricultural sector is looking bright with commodity prices for food and livestock riding high, with a great season in 2016 lifting rural prices and profits, underpinned by strong demand for food from Asia

A massive understatement on Australia's economic outlook

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 24 Oct 2016

The Netherlands economy expanded from 1982 to 2008 due to the ability of this small trade-focussed country to capitalise on the globalisation of that era

6 top stocks for your Christmas stocking

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 09 Dec 2016

The Christmas bells are ringing again, and for Australian investors they have rung up a volatile 2016

5 portfolio construction mistakes

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 24 Dec 2014

1) Confusing asset allocation with diversification Investors tend to use the terms interchangeably

5 key drivers of quality ETFs

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2015

Last year, assets in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) hit a record high, according to Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management head of South-east Asia passive investments Sam Manchanda

Why we are bullish on China

Author: Peter Esho
Date: 19 Sep 2013

Chinese data continued to surprise in recent weeks

Why ANZ's sale of SRCB stake makes sense

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 04 Jan 2017

On Tuesday, the bank announced it had agreed to sell its 20 per cent stake in SRCB to China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited and Shanghai Sino-Poland Enterprise Management Development Corporation Limited for $1.8 billion

What lies ahead for Australia's mining and energy companies

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 28 Apr 2017

Mathew Hodge and Mark Taylor, senior equity analysts covering mined commodities and energy, on Thursday provided their expert insights into Morningstar's overall medium-term outlook for the sector, during our exclusive webcast, "Mountains still to climb: What lies ahead for mining and materials"

Wesfarmers posts bumper profit, but clouds loom

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Feb 2017

However, Wesfarmers' (ASX: WES) Coles supermarket business is struggling to maintain market share in the face of strong competition from ALDI

Value still exists in BHP Billiton

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 20 Nov 2015

BHP Billiton (BHP) shares have fallen hard, recently dropping below $20 for the first time since the global financial crisis

Utilities trading in overvalued territory

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Aug 2016

Utilities, like many infrastructure businesses, have long been a favourite among investors for regularly paying dividends and being considered relatively safe, or defensive, investments

Top Aussie stocks in infrastructure, education and agriculture

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Sep 2016

Wilson believes domestic stocks are often taken for granted because Australian companies "are liquid and they are well governed"

This stock's growth trajectory may be off the chain

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 12 Jan 2017

The transaction reinforces the attractive fundamentals of the animal healthcare industry in developed markets, and bodes well for the integrated pet-care business model of Greencross (ASX: GXL)

This high-yield ASX industrial stock is in the green zone

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 30 Nov 2016

Spotless Group (ASX: SPO) , on which Morningstar equity analyst Tim Mann currently has a fair value of $1.50, and which is on an FY17 dividend yield of 7.7 per cent, is a market leader in outsourced facility and laundry management services in Australia and New Zealand

This ASX healthcare stock is set to be a major US player

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 06 Jul 2016

Mayne Pharma expects the acquisition of the 37 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved products, as well as another five that are awaiting approval from the FDA, to propel the company into the top 25 retail generic drug companies in the US

These 5 stocks led large-cap share price growth in 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 Jan 2017

The top four are mining businesses, with the fifth a global steelmaker

The good, the bad and the ugly BHP

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 07 Apr 2014

Last week, The Australian Financial Review reported that BHP Billiton (BHP) was considering spinning off many of its "non-core" assets

Telstra's net profit down, lifts dividend

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove/Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Aug 2015

Companies covered in this report: • Telstra (TLS)

Suncorp's fiscal 2015 earnings in line

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Aug 2015

Suncorp Group (SUN) on Tuesday announced a profit for the financial year to 30 June 2015 of $1.1 billion, an increase of 55 per cent

Strong result for BWP Trust despite tight property market

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 Aug 2016

While the results were in line with Morningstar's revenue and profit estimates, there were some surprises

Stockland hands down solid FY16 result

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Property conglomerate Stockland Group (ASX: SGP) on Wednesday reported underlying earnings of $660 million for fiscal 2016, up 8.5 per cent on fiscal 2015

Something amazing about to happen in China

Author: Richard Watt
Date: 21 Nov 2016

This is amazing not because it will offer better investment opportunities in China, but because it represents a key part of the incredible story of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the companies listed on it, and the city it sits in

Smart beta offers big opportunities in small caps

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 28 Mar 2017

Investors continue to gravitate towards small-cap companies for growth, particularly as the resources sector continues to recover

Seven West posts profit but challenges remain

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Operating cash flows before interest and tax stood at $274.7 million for fiscal 2016

Santos posts loss but sees better times ahead

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 17 Feb 2017

However, the Adelaide-based company sees better times ahead, helped by rising oil prices, with analysts seeing the result as in line with expectations

Ramsay reports healthy dividend, profit growth and CEO exit

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Australia's largest private hospital operator, Ramsay Health Care (ASX: RHC) , recorded $267.8 million in core NPAT for the half

QBE's FY16 earnings result surprises on upside

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Feb 2017

QBE Insurance Group (ASX: QBE) posted a 1 per cent year-on-year improvement in cash profit for the fiscal year ended 31 December, 2016 (FY16), as it shrugs off a run of disappointing results in recent years

Qantas posts "unacceptable" result

Author: Nicholas Grove/Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Qantas Airways

Navitas shares rally despite underlying profit dip

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Investors have lifted the stock higher, despite a fall in underlying profits

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