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Articles from: Why you shouldn't ignore key reversals to Dexus reports growth in earnings and distributions for FY16

Why you shouldn't ignore key reversals

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Aug 2016

The Australian share market hit a brick wall last week, as it tested significant resistance

How managed funds can smooth your SMSF risk exposure

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 29 Jul 2016

"If you look at SMSFs, most of them over the last few years have underperformed--when you look at the risk and return, these SMSFs have got almost double the risk of a diversified growth managed fund," says Robin Bowerman, head of market strategy and communications, Vanguard Australia

3 questions asked when setting up an SMSF corporate trustee

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 11 Jul 2016

There is no obligation on a company to appoint a company secretary

Sonic booms offshore while Australia remains subdued

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Revenue grew to $5.05 billion, 20 per cent up on fiscal 2015's $4.2 billion result, and a dividend (30 per cent franked) of 74 cents a share was announced

Development sales lead a Lend Lease 13pc earnings bump

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Lend Lease (ASX: LLC) on Friday announced $698.2 million in profit after tax for fiscal 2016, up 13 per cent from $618 million in the previous year

Transurban continues distribution growth trend

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Roads infrastructure company Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) on Tuesday announced a distribution of 23 cents a share for the second half of fiscal 2016, including a 3.5-cent a share fully franked component

Origin Energy scraps dividend after earnings fall on oil price slump

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Aug 2016

Origin Energy (ASX: ORG) on Thursday announced an underlying profit from continuing operations of $354 million for fiscal 2016, down 41 per cent on the previous year and below Morningstar's expectations for a profit of $364 million

Troubled times for super

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Aug 2016

What might investors expect? Firstly, a look at what Treasurer Scott Morrison proposed in his pre-election budget:

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

NAB's 3Q cash profit falls as funding costs, bad debts rise

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Aug 2016

National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) on Monday announced unaudited cash earnings of $1.6 billion for the third quarter to the end of June, down around 3 per cent on both the quarterly average of the March 2016 half-year result and the same quarter in the prior year, as both funding costs and charges for bad debts increased

Free trade is under threat

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, went to an aluminium recycling plant in Pennsylvania in June and declared that globalisation "has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache"

Ansell considers divestment as profits dip 15 per cent

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Its dividend payout for the year was 1.2 per cent higher on fiscal 2015, with a 23.5 US cents a share second-half dividend bringing the annual total dividend to 43.5 US cents, to be paid on 8 September 2016

US charts versus fundamentals

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 26 Jul 2016

Many years ago, some chartists simply locked themselves in a room and studied the price of certain stocks or indices

Challenger delivers record profit, dividends

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Challenger Limited (ASX: CGF) on Tuesday announced an 8 per cent rise in normalised net profit before one-off items to $362 million for fiscal 2016, on the back of a 22 per cent rise in annuity sales to a record $3.4 billion

Aurizon profits down as cost-cutting continues

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Underlying profit fell to $510 million in fiscal 2016, down from $604 million in fiscal 2015

Investors must accept lower returns for longer

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 08 Aug 2016

The trio of managers were: Bill Bovingdon, chief investment officer, Altius Asset Management; Prasad Patkar, head of qualitative investment, Platypus Asset Management; and Chad Padowitz, chief investment officer, Wingate Asset Management

ANZ records 3pc fall in cash profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) on Monday announced a cash profit--a preferred measure of performance among the banks that strips out one-off gains and losses--of $5.2 billion for the nine months to 30 June 2016, down 3 per cent on the same period in the previous year

No strong US market signals

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 02 Aug 2016

Action in the major US indices was mixed last week

Medical breakthrough underpins this stock's value

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Jul 2016

This Australian wholesaler of a ground-breaking Hepatitis C cure will benefit from the Turnbull government's $1-billion commitment to eradicating the disease over five years

Seven Group's profit falls 10pc

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Aug 2016

The result beat Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $134 million

Telstra dials up profit hike

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Telstra Limited (ASX: TLS) has dialled up a profit rise and reaffirmed its earnings guidance for the year to 30 June, in a "boring" but solid result for the Australian telecommunications carrier

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

Oil price slump slashes Woodside's half-year profit

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Production of 45.9 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) was up 9 per cent on the first half of 2015, while operating revenue for the period was US$1.9 billion

AGL unveils loss after asset write-downs

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

AGL Energy (ASX: AGL) on Wednesday reported a statutory loss after tax of $408 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2016, down on the previous year's $218-million profit and despite revenue rising 4.4 per cent to $11.15 billion

Rio Tinto cuts costs to get ahead

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 04 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian mining giant announced net earnings of US$1.7 billion (A$2.2 billion), up 113 per cent compared to the previous first half, although underlying earnings were down 47 per cent to US$1.6 billion, the lowest since 2004

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

China reforms stall at crossroads

Author: AllianceBernstein
Date: 03 Aug 2016

There are three notable developments in China's corporate sector at the moment which, in our view, investors should monitor closely as a guide to the short-term direction of the economy and the government's reform agenda

2 ways to invest in education

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 25 Jul 2016

If you're able to live with a little risk, G8 Education (ASX: GEM) may be worth considering

BHP Billiton posts biggest loss since 2001

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian miner posted a US$6.4 billion-loss for the year to 30 June compared to the previous year's US$1.9-billion profit, after posting some US$7.7 billion of write-downs on its US assets (US$4.9 billion), Samarco (US$2.2 billion) and global tax (US$570 million)

Dexus reports growth in earnings and distributions for FY16

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The Australian REIT reported more modest gains on the income front, announcing a distribution of 43.5 cents a share, up 6 per cent on fiscal 2015

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