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27/04/2017 | 3:03 PM  The rush of companies raising capital on the ASX to cultivate medicinal cannabis is likely to continue, given a high unmet need for effective pain management.

26/04/2017 | 8:28 AM  Research shows that how a stock reacts to company news in turn affects the company's decision-making in a sort of feedback loop.

24/04/2017 | 3:10 PM  Both companies are leaders in their respective fields of mining and gas production, but Morningstar anticipates quite different earnings patterns for 2017 and beyond.

24/04/2017 | 10:28 AM  The narrow moat-rated Coke bottler has downgraded its earnings forecast for fiscal 2017. But does this mean that investors should bail out of the stock?

24/04/2017 | 8:11 AM  With the federal government aiming to wind back healthcare spending, there are some quality stocks now trading at a discount to their fair values.

20/04/2017 | 8:11 AM  TPG Telecom CEO David Teoh's mobile spectrum purchase is illustrative of long-term vision, given the likely growth in Australia's population over the next 50 years.

19/04/2017 | 2:59 PM  Australia's ongoing economic performance--and that of some of our biggest companies--hinges on China's consumption of our commodities exports.

13/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  Investors should be aware of the presence of a rapidly growing cult within the global financial community, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

13/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  Australia and New Zealand director of equity and credit research, Adam Fleck, explains how Morningstar determines a company's worth using discounted cash flow analysis.

13/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  Large-cap ASX stocks outperformed their small-cap counterparts over the past year but whether the outperformance continues will depend on the banking sector and the major miners.

12/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  While the rising cost of debt and the "Amazon effect" are headwinds to the A-REIT sector, there are still opportunities to be found.

11/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  Even if the vast majority of stocks will be poor investments, most equity portfolios will do just fine, says Morningstar's John Rekenthaler.

11/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  Australian company dividend payouts are forecast to hit all-time highs for the earnings season ending June 2017, with potential implications for investors.

10/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  Iron ore, coal, lithium, and uranium: some end-markets will rise and others will fall behind, says Morningstar commodities and resources analyst David Wang.

10/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  The increase in market capitalisation of the listed investment company sector is a function of a number of factors, according to Morningstar's Michael Malseed.

07/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  While the housing market is regularly described as the major risk to the Australian economy, it is stronger than many people think, Morningstar's David Ellis says.

07/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  While share markets both in Australia and the US look set to continue their ascent in 2017, an aggressive rise in interest rates from the Fed could stop the bull in its tracks.

04/04/2017 | 1:04 PM  While this private hospital operator's new managing director and CEO may have his work cut out for him, there are several tailwinds blowing in this ASX-listed stock's favour.

31/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Market expectations of a fast track to pro-growth taxation reform and fiscal stimulus in the US have been derailed in the short term, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

30/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Australia's federal government will hand down a new plan for retirement income products later in 2017, and this financial services company is poised to take full advantage.

30/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  There is a perpetual debate among equity investors about the relationship between valuations and future earnings growth.

29/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Davis Associates' Chris Davis says the best time to invest is when you have the money, and to ignore market "noise".

29/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  While TV stations face threats in the modern communication era, as technology advances and a shifting regulatory landscape change the rules of the game, some are faring better than others.

28/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Australian retail company performance was stronger than anticipated in the first half of fiscal 2017, according to Peter Warnes, Morningstar's head of equity research.

27/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  The mid-tier diversified miner will return US$500 million to shareholders via an on-market share buyback, taking advantage of its strong cash balance.

24/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  All stakeholders, from customers to investors, should share the load as management adapts to changes in market conditions, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

22/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Downer EDI's $1.15-a-share takeover bid for the oft-unloved Spotless Group recognises several of the facility and laundry services provider's attractive attributes.

21/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  While having attracted its fair share of controversy over the past several months, there is still a lot to like about this ASX-listed casino operator.

20/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Morningstar's directors of equity research think investors need to be cautious in the market today and offer some of their best investment ideas.

20/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Short-term factors such as a great harvest have pushed some ASX listed agricultural stocks higher, but will the great run continue?

17/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  There were few surprises as the US Federal Open Market Committee increased the federal funds rate by 25 basis points, but it remains to be seen whether this upward momentum will be maintained.

16/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Retail heavyweight Myer Holdings has announced $62.8 million in net profit after tax for the first half of fiscal 2017, up 5 per cent from its interim 2016 result even as sales unwind.

16/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  The Fed's plan for stair-step rate hikes in the coming years will likely be derailed by economic reality, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

15/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Companies produced reasonably good results overall with only a few standouts, even as a cost-out theme dominated, says Peter Warnes, Morningstar's head of equities research.

10/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  With the Federal Reserve poised to lift rates in the US next week, Morningstar's Peter Warnes suggests the track leading towards a lift by the RBA could be a long one.

09/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Despite posting a loss for fiscal 2016, this oil and gas exploration and production company returned to Morningstar's Best Stock Ideas list at the start of March.

09/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  The first Morningstar webcast of 2017, held just days after Trump's inauguration, covered a lot of ground including the impact on credit markets and currency; the role of sentiment versus fundamentals; energy prices and more.

06/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  The popularity of listed investment companies is on the rise again, but there are several things investors need to be aware of before buying in, explains Michael Malseed, Morningstar senior analyst, manager research.

06/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  There are two stocks on the ASX that not only deliver fully-franked dividends and carry strong competitive advantages, they're currently trading at modest discounts to their fair values.

06/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  Issues around company stewardship were prominent during the most recent earnings season, as some blue-chip stocks reported results at the same time as news headlines swirled about issues of CEO misconduct.

03/03/2017 | 1:04 PM  The expectations now confronting President Trump are stratospheric, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says, with the funding of large spending plans set to test the resolve of Congress.

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