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Articles from: IAG profit dips, hit by bond market - 22 Feb 2017 to Newcrest's golden return for shareholders - 13 Feb 2017

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

ANZ delivers 31pc lift in 1Q17 cash profit - 17 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Feb 2017

The result also benefitted from a lower bad debt charge and the sale of the bank's old headquarters at 100 Queen Street, Melbourne, ANZ said in a statement to the ASX on Friday

Medibank losing health insurance customers - 17 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Feb 2017

Health insurance operating profit fell to $249.4 million for the six months ended 31 December, 2016, down from $271.7 million the same period a year earlier

Wesfarmers posts bumper profit, but clouds loom - 16 Feb 2017

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

Telstra profit, shares nosedive - 16 Feb 2017

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Feb 2017

Revenue dropped to $12.8 billion, from $13.7 billion

Origin books $1.68bn LNG-linked loss for 1H17 - 16 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Feb 2017

This is largely attributed to a post-tax $1.9 billon impairment, relating to a $1 billion carrying value reduction of Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), in which Origin (ASX: ORG) holds a 37 per cent stake

Dexus Property ups full-year earnings guidance - 15 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Feb 2017

Australia's biggest office landlord said it expects growth in underlying FFO per security of around 4 per cent in fiscal 2017, up from 3.0-3.5 per cent previously

European operations boost Sonic Healthcare's earnings - 15 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Feb 2017

The result was achieved on the back of a 1 per cent rise in revenues to around $2.48 billion, the pathology services provider said in a statement to the ASX on Wednesday

CBA lifts half-year cash profit 2pc, dividend 1pc - 15 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Feb 2017

Cash earnings per share stood at $2.86, flat on the previous corresponding half, the bank said in a statement to the ASX

Computershare 1H17 result banks on business renewal, rising rates - 15 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Feb 2017

Computershare (ASX: CPU) shareholders will receive an interim dividend of 17 cents a share, 30 per cent franked, up 6.3 per cent on the first half of fiscal 2016

CSL reports net profit, dividend growth for 1H17 - 15 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Feb 2017

It also reported earnings before interest and taxes of US$1.09 million, up 36 per cent year on year

Cochlear records healthy profit, dividend growth in 1H17 - 14 Feb 2017

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 14 Feb 2017

The uplift comes despite some softening of demand for Cochlear (ASX: COH) hearing implants in China, where a shift in government tender purchases saw the number of tender units fall to 1,100 over the half, down from 1,700 in the first half of fiscal 2016

Here's why the ASX could show further strength - 14 Feb 2017

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Feb 2017

In the last report, I suggested the correction in the Australian market may have further to run

Challenger lifts profit 8pc on record annuity sales - 14 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Feb 2017

Including a profit from the sale of Kapstream Capital in the prior corresponding period, statutory net profit was down about 14 per cent to $202 million

Treasury Wine more than doubles earnings, ups dividend - 14 Feb 2017

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 14 Feb 2017

Net profit and earnings per share (EPS) for the half year to 31 December 2016, including one-off items, stood at $136.2 million and 18.5 cents a share, respectively

Newcrest's golden return for shareholders - 13 Feb 2017

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Feb 2017

The Melbourne-based company grew revenue by 17 per cent to US$1.8 billion, while statutory profit surged by 131 per cent to US$187 million thanks to higher gold prices, higher production volumes, and lower operating costs and depreciation expenses

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