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The inconvenient truth - 01 Mar 2017

Author: Tom Stevenson
Date: 01 Mar 2017

There is a glass half full view of the Trump Presidency which has won the majority of investors' attention since November

Global inflation is back - 01 Mar 2017

Author: Simon Stevenson
Date: 01 Mar 2017

Investor views on the inflation outlook have swung wildly since the global financial crisis of 2008

These 2 ASX shares look modestly undervalued - 01 Mar 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 01 Mar 2017

In short, the recently concluded Australian earnings season for the half year ended 31 December 2016 was not only good, it was "very good," according to CommSec chief economist Craig James

Market action favours ASX financials outperformance - 28 Feb 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 28 Feb 2017

One of the more distinctive moves last week, in my opinion, was the snap-back in the resource markets

Lend Lease 12pc interim profit growth underpinned by office delivery - 27 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 27 Feb 2017

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the property developer grew across all three business segments in the first half of fiscal 2017, up 25 per cent for the group to $639.6 million from $512 million a year earlier

QBE's FY16 earnings result surprises on upside - 27 Feb 2017

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

Brambles: Lessons to be learned - 24 Feb 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 24 Feb 2017

This week's results from Brambles (ASX: BXB) were telegraphed to the market on 23 January via a trading update, which indicated problems had arisen in the December quarter

Mayne's 1H17 result almost triple prior period - 24 Feb 2017

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

Woodside delivers US$868m full-year profit - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 23 Feb 2017

The oil and gas producer posted a net profit of US$868 million (A$1.13 billion) for the full year, compared to its US$26 million profit recorded for 2015

Qantas profit falls 7.5pc but beats guidance - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Statutory earnings per share stood at 27.3 cents for the half, the airline said in a statement to the ASX on Thursday

Westfield Group's earnings meet guidance - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 23 Feb 2017

FFO per security was 33.7 US cents, up 3.8 per cent on the previous year on a pro-forma basis, the global shopping centre operator said in a statement to the ASX on Thursday

Ramsay reports healthy dividend, profit growth and CEO exit - 23 Feb 2017

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

Crown profits down amid declining high-roller revenue - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Casino operator Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) has announced declines across the business for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17), as net profits after tax and revenue fell 9 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively

Perpetual shares rally on revenue boost - 23 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 23 Feb 2017

Investors welcomed the result by pushing shares in the company to a fresh year-high level on Thursday afternoon

BHP Billiton witnesses massive turnaround - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 22 Feb 2017

The world's biggest mining company reported a net profit of US$3.2 billion (A$4.2 billion), in stark contrast to its US$5.7 billion loss in the previous corresponding half

IAG profit dips, hit by bond market - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 22 Feb 2017

Insurance profit fell 6.4 per cent to $571 million, down from $610 million a year earlier

Fortescue's $1.2bn net profit for 1H17 almost triple prior period - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 22 Feb 2017

The iron ore exporter Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG) recorded an almost three-fold (286 per cent) increase on its $319-million net profit recorded in the first half of fiscal 2016

Woolworths records fall in 1H17 operating profit, dividend - 22 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 22 Feb 2017

Group net profit for the half year stood at $725.3 million, a sharp turnaround from the $972.7-million loss in the previous corresponding half, which included write-downs related to the company's exit from the Masters home improvement business

SEEK lifts half-year profit 11pc, dividend 10pc - 21 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Feb 2017

The jobs website operator also reiterated guidance for full-year earnings before significant items of $220 million, at the upper end of its previous guidance range of $215 million to $220 million

ASX witnesses impressive action - 21 Feb 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 21 Feb 2017

I am not sure how long some of you have been reading my weekly reports

Scentre Group's earnings meet expectations - 21 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Feb 2017

The owner of Westfield shopping centres declared a distribution of 21.3 cents per security, up 2 per cent on the previous year, also in line with Morningstar's expectations

3 retail stocks you may want to reconsider - 21 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 21 Feb 2017

Year-on-year retail sales volumes were up just 3 per cent in December last year, adjusted for spikes during Christmas and other holiday periods, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data released in early February

Oil Search back in black but still under pressure - 21 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 21 Feb 2017

Oil Search Limited (ASX: OSH) returned to positive territory in the fiscal year ending 31 December, 2016, reversing the loss of US$39.4 million posted for 2015

Gold regains its shine - 20 Feb 2017

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 20 Feb 2017

The gold bullion price ended 2016 at US$1,146 and has since risen 7.4 per cent in 2017 to US$1,231 per ounce 1

Market Index Performance l January 2017 - 20 Feb 2017

Author: Morningstar
Date: 20 Feb 2017

NIB profit boost driven by lower claims, churn rates - 20 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 20 Feb 2017

NIB Holdings (ASX: NHF) shareholders will receive a fully-franked interim dividend of 8.5 cents a share, up 48 per cent on the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H16)

A new race to the bottom - 17 Feb 2017

Author: Peter Warnes
Date: 17 Feb 2017

Global equities markets are dancing to the beat of the Trump anthem

Santos posts loss but sees better times ahead - 17 Feb 2017

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

South32 posts solid $620m net profit for 1H17 - 17 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Feb 2017

South32 (ASX: S32) has reported US$620 million in net profit after tax for the first half of fiscal 2017 (1H17)--a return to positive territory after a $1.7-billion loss in the same period in 2016.

Trump-led trading spike benefits ASX 1H17 result - 17 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Feb 2017

Group revenue for the market operator grew 2.8 per cent to $386 million in the six months to 31 December 2016, from $376 million a year earlier

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