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2/07/2015 | 10:15 AM  The accounting software provider possesses solid growth prospects, as well as sustainable competitive advantages primarily stemming from customer switching costs.

19/06/2015 | 2:15 PM  An analysis of global banking systems lends clarity to Morningstar's bank moat methodology.

12/06/2015 | 2:55 PM  Morningstar's focus on companies with strong and enduring sustainable competitive advantages generates well above average returns over the long term.

12/06/2015 | 1:54 PM  Morningstar's US-based director of content Susan Dziubinski gives investors a breakdown of these index-linked investments that have exploded in popularity.

29/05/2015 | 10:50 AM  Morningstar analysts take a look at some of the common holdings among Australian small-cap fund managers.

4/05/2015 | 9:43 AM  With South32 driving operations to their potential, the value hidden in global mining giant BHP Billiton can be liberated, Morningstar's Mark Taylor says.

4/05/2015 | 9:40 AM  Brambles offers strong growth potential over the next few years linked to its relatively low-risk emerging markets and product growth strategies.

4/05/2015 | 9:39 AM  Economic-moat ratings are invaluable in helping build portfolios with attractive risk/return characteristics, as Morningstar analysts explain.

1/05/2015 | 1:59 PM  Westpac's cutting of services to the money exchange industry is not enough to cloud OzForex's bright outlook, Morningstar's Nathan Zaia says.

29/04/2015 | 10:10 AM  The takeover of Toll Holdings illustrates renewed overseas interest in the Australian industrial sector, Morningstar analysts say.

29/04/2015 | 10:04 AM  Share prices in the consumer sector have been driven to lofty heights on strong demand for yield and defensive growth, according to Morningstar analysts.

29/04/2015 | 9:54 AM  The resources sector is slightly undervalued with the main pockets of value in the large mining stocks, Morningstar analysts say.

29/04/2015 | 8:25 AM  Australian financial services companies are in excellent shape with solid earnings upside likely, Morningstar analysts say.

28/04/2015 | 3:00 PM  The chase for yield has pushed share prices of Kiwi companies well above Morningstar's fair value estimates, analysts say.

27/04/2015 | 11:26 AM  Yield compression will continue as a meaningful influence on equity markets for the foreseeable future, Morningstar analysts say.

24/04/2015 | 9:11 AM  Our most-vetted, highest conviction ideas.

20/04/2015 | 9:56 AM  MYOB's indicative price range looks reasonable but the bookbuild process increases risks for retail investors, Morningstar analysts say in their pre-IPO report.

30/03/2015 | 10:30 AM  As part of a global review Morningstar has reassessed the moat sources of the four major Australian banks, while still maintaining their wide-moat ratings.

30/03/2015 | 10:06 AM  While sentiment towards Crown is fragile and negative news flow shows no signs of easing, the long-term backdrop in Macau is favourable as the region transitions to a more sustainable business model.

30/03/2015 | 9:18 AM  Despite a slump in the company's share price, Morningstar doesn't believe disappointing results from a recent clinical trial are disastrous for the Sirtex Medical's prospects.

10/03/2015 | 9:17 AM  This well-known Australian law firm ticks all the boxes, having a competitive advantage, a growth strategy and a strong management team.

6/02/2015 | 10:57 AM  Following a thorough review of its valuation methodology, Morningstar will be implementing improvements within its global coverage universe of around 1,400 companies in 2015.

4/02/2015 | 8:23 AM  Morningstar expects the global plasma market to grow at 5 per cent over the next five years, with higher growth for the top three players including Australia's CSL.

19/12/2014 | 9:15 AM  The outlook for the year ahead is still positive but there is no room for complacency, according to Morningstar's Peter Warnes.

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19/12/2014 | 9:15 AM  Our most-vetted, highest conviction ideas.

5/12/2014 | 9:15 AM  Morningstar's Mark Taylor explores the source of BHP's dividend reliability, its track record of returns to shareholders, while also stress-testing distribution forecasts in an uncertain world.

2/12/2014 | 9:15 AM  A clear differentiation strategy has positioned ResMed as one of two globally dominant players in the sleep apnea arena, Morningstar's Chris Kallos says.

21/11/2014 | 9:15 AM  Key-person risk often overshadows Platinum's great execution in bolstering the business's strengths and rewarding shareholders.

17/11/2014 | 9:15 AM  The demise of small resources is improving diversification in the small-cap index, according to Morningstar analysts.

11/11/2014 | 9:15 AM  In this addendum, Morningstar provides guidance as to which moat-rated company suits which strategy or portfolio segment.

3/11/2014 | 9:15 AM  A penchant for innovation, strong management and its patent-protected product line grant James Hardie the cost advantage that forms the lynchpin of its narrow economic moat.

3/11/2014 | 9:15 AM  Morningstar brings you the full list of companies that have been assigned economic moats in its Australian and New Zealand coverage of some 230 companies.

31/10/2014 | 9:15 AM  While cost-out strategies resulted in solid fiscal 2014 earnings, pain in fiscal 2015 is needed to ensure gain in the years that follow.