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Articles from: Utilities trading in overvalued territory - 22 Aug 2016 to Telstra dials up profit hike - 11 Aug 2016

Utilities trading in overvalued territory - 22 Aug 2016

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

Medibank Private lifts profit, pays 11-cent FY16 dividend - 19 Aug 2016

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

Development sales lead a Lend Lease 13pc earnings bump - 19 Aug 2016

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

Oil price slump slashes Woodside's half-year profit - 19 Aug 2016

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

IAG's cash profit falls 12.2pc, announces $300m buyback - 19 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Aug 2016

Insurance Australia Group (ASX: IAG) on Friday announced a 12.2 per cent fall in fiscal 2016 cash profit before one-off items to $987 million, ahead of consensus but in line with Morningstar's forecast

Santos ditches dividend as profits plunge US$1.1bn - 19 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 19 Aug 2016

The oil and gas exploration company posted an underlying earnings loss of US$5 million for the first half of 2016, down from US$35 million in the same period in 2015

Wealth division drags AMP's profit down 10 per cent - 18 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 18 Aug 2016

AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) has reported a net profit of $523 million for the first half of 2016, up 3 per cent on the corresponding period in 2015

Brambles' profit meets guidance, CEO retires - 18 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 18 Aug 2016

Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB) on Thursday announced an underlying profit of US$623.1 million for fiscal 2016, up 8 per cent on the prior year in constant currency terms, and underlying earnings per share (EPS) of 39.5 US cents, up 7 per cent

ASX delivers strong growth to investors - 18 Aug 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 18 Aug 2016

Stock market operator ASX Limited (ASX: ASX) on Thursday said its net profit after tax lifted 7.1 per cent to $426.2 million for fiscal 2016, with the surprise Brexit vote helping to boost trading volumes

Origin Energy scraps dividend after earnings fall on oil price slump - 18 Aug 2016

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

QBE's 1H cash profit falls but dividend increases - 17 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Aug 2016

QBE Insurance (ASX: QBE) on Wednesday announced a 39 per cent fall in cash profit to US$287 million for the half year ended 30 June 2016, but managed to raise its dividend by 5 per cent as strong cash generation offset the effects of challenging economic conditions

CSL shares lower but not for long - 17 Aug 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Shares in Australian biopharmaceutical company CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) have dropped after the company posted a 10 per cent fall in full-year net profit to US$1.24 billion ($1.6 billion), dragged down by the company's purchase of the loss-making influenza vaccine business Novartis

Sonic booms offshore while Australia remains subdued - 17 Aug 2016

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

Stockland hands down solid FY16 result - 17 Aug 2016

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

Dexus reports growth in earnings and distributions for FY16 - 17 Aug 2016

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

Crown's profit falls 23pc on lacklustre Macau gambling - 17 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The casino operator declared a final dividend of 39.5 cents a share, which brought the total full-year dividend to 72.5 cents a share

InvoCare posts 45.8pc rise in 1H profit - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) on Tuesday announced a 45.8 per cent rise in comparable net profit to $30 million for the half year to 30 June, after the funeral, cemetery and crematorium operator's cost management offset a lower-than-expected number of deaths

Challenger delivers record profit, dividends - 16 Aug 2016

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

Mirvac's earnings, distributions hit top end of guidance - 16 Aug 2016

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

BHP Billiton posts biggest loss since 2001 - 16 Aug 2016

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)

Aussie market hits brick wall - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Aug 2016

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

Domino's delivers record earnings growth for FY16 - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The result fell short of the company's own forecast, due to acquisitions of European chains Joey's Pizza and Pizza Sprint in Germany and France respectively, but was slightly ahead of Morningstar's projected 24 per cent growth in net profit after tax (NPAT)

Why export-mad Germany and the euro can't coexist indefinitely - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Eurozone, after eight years, has just achieved an economic feat that took the world economy just one year to complete

JB Hi-Fi's profit, dividend beats forecast - 15 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Retailer JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) on Monday announced a fiscal 2016 net profit of $152.2 million and earnings per share (EPS) of 153.8 cents a share, up 11.5 per cent on the previous year and ahead of Morningstar's expectations for a profit of $145 million and EPS of 144.9 cents a share

Newcrest rewards shareholders - 15 Aug 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Aug 2016

The Melbourne-based company posted a 12 per cent drop in net profit to US$332 million for fiscal 2016, with its underlying profit down 24 per cent to US$323 million due to lower realised gold and copper prices, offset by reduced operating expenses due to its recent switch to US dollar reporting

NAB's 3Q cash profit falls as funding costs, bad debts rise - 15 Aug 2016

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

Ansell considers divestment as profits dip 15 per cent - 15 Aug 2016

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

Aurizon profits down as cost-cutting continues - 15 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

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

Slowing profit growth but renewed retail vigour for Magellan - 11 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Global fund manager Magellan Financial Group (ASX: MFG) on Thursday announced $198.4 million in net profits after tax for fiscal 2016, up 14 per cent on fiscal 2015

Telstra dials up profit hike - 11 Aug 2016

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

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