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Articles from: Stockland hands down solid FY16 result - 17 Aug 2016 to 2 media stocks that may make more sense than you think - 13 Jul 2016

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

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

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

Retirees draw on super slowly, don't blow the cash - 11 Aug 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Retirees are increasingly choosing to access their superannuation through income streams rather than lump sums, and the trend will only continue, with more than one in four Australian retirees drawing a pension from their superannuation funds, official figures reveal, with the average withdrawal at $502 a week

OZ Minerals posts positive yet underwhelming result - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Aug 2016

Australian copper and gold miner OZ Minerals (ASX: OZL) on Wednesday reported $55 million in first-half fiscal 2016 profits, adjusted for one-off items relating to legal proceedings brought against it by former Zinifex shareholders, up from $52 million reported in the same period in 2015.

Currency moves hit Computershare - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Aug 2016

A stronger US dollar has hit global share registry provider Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) , which saw revenues fall but still delivered a slight profit gain in the year to 30 June

Fairfax result highlights print weaknesses - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

But better times could be ahead, with earnings from its online business Domain increasing, as online advertising takes over from print

US businesses hold back on investing - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 10 Aug 2016

In the US in recent years, internet-based companies have invested countless billions of dollars to make the US the world leader in mobile broadband and other savvy technologies

Market Index Performance l July 2016 - 09 Aug 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Free trade is under threat - 08 Aug 2016

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"

Investors must accept lower returns for longer - 08 Aug 2016

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

Bendigo beats forecast with $439.3m cash profit - 08 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 08 Aug 2016

Cash earnings per share for the year were 95.6 cents, a 0.5 per cent increase on the prior corresponding period, the regional lender said in a statement to the ASX

Bank of England deploys aggressive policy arsenal - 05 Aug 2016

Author: Mike Amey
Date: 05 Aug 2016

With its first policy move in four years and first interest-rate move in seven years, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has very much embraced the view that if you decide to ease, then be aggressive

Rio Tinto cuts costs to get ahead - 04 Aug 2016

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

Bittersweet news as Genworth announces special dividend - 04 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 04 Aug 2016

This includes the 14-cent dividend--in line with the board's targeted payout ratio of between 50 to 80 per cent--and a special 12.5-cent per share special dividend

Masters and Johnson Q and A - 04 Aug 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 04 Aug 2016

Sex is a three-letter word that has rarely appeared in an Investment Outlook until now

Seven Group's profit falls 10pc - 03 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Aug 2016

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

China reforms stall at crossroads - 03 Aug 2016

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

Seven West posts profit but challenges remain - 02 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Aug 2016

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

What is causing market volatility? - 01 Aug 2016

Author: Hermes
Date: 01 Aug 2016

The dire predictions about the fate of global markets if the UK voted to leave the European Union remain to be fulfilled

How managed funds can smooth your SMSF risk exposure - 29 Jul 2016

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

2 ways to invest in education - 25 Jul 2016

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

2 of the Big 4 remain particularly good picks - 20 Jul 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 20 Jul 2016

"In our view, the business, economic, political and operational concerns impacting banks are not as bad as the market fears," says David Ellis, a senior banks analyst at Morningstar

Is the Italian banking system insolvent? - 20 Jul 2016

Author: Stephen Ellis
Date: 20 Jul 2016

With Britain's vote to leave the European Union a surprise to many investors, UK bank stocks fell, but Italian bank stocks also collapsed

Bond market rally shows no sign of ending - 19 Jul 2016

Author: Kellie Wood
Date: 19 Jul 2016

Normality is certainly a concept we, and others, have been wrestling with

Australian wealth drops, lower rates to have mixed impact - 13 Jul 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 13 Jul 2016

As at the end of the March quarter 2016, Australian household net worth fell to $8.64 trillion, down from $8.65 trillion in the December 2015 quarter, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

2 media stocks that may make more sense than you think - 13 Jul 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 13 Jul 2016

So at first glance, many individual investors may steer well clear of media organisations

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