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28/08/2015 | 12:46 PM  Woolworths posts a flat net profit before one-off items for fiscal 2015, while Harvey Norman and IOOF Holdings both lift underlying earnings.

28/08/2015 | 8:15 AM  This week's National Reform Summit is an important step towards elevating the challenges of the resource bust and the need for reform in the public psyche, Morningstar's Mathew Hodge says.

27/08/2015 | 2:45 PM  Ramsay Health Care delivers on all fronts, while Boral lifts profit 45 per cent and Flight Centre posts underlying earnings in line with Morningstar's forecast.

27/08/2015 | 8:22 AM  The depth of the market sell-off isn't justified by the data out of China, says Morningstar's Francisco Torralba.

27/08/2015 | 8:14 AM  Reacting out of panic is rarely a good strategy. Instead, take a few minutes to read through these steps and think about your own long-term plan.

26/08/2015 | 2:48 PM  Westfield delivers in-line half-year results and reiterates earnings and distribution guidance, while WorleyParsons' full-year profit slumps amid difficult conditions.

26/08/2015 | 8:44 AM  The Big Australian posts a fall in underlying earnings on the back of write-downs and lower commodity prices, but delivers dividends in line with expectations.

25/08/2015 | 3:08 PM  PNG-focussed Oil Search delivers a 49 per cent rise in profit despite a lower oil price, while Amcor records a US$726.9m profit and Scentre Group posts in-line earnings.

18/08/2015 | 10:19 AM  As the market focuses on China and the Fed, investors should keep an eye on the long term.

24/08/2015 | 2:21 PM  Fortescue Metals announces an 88 per cent fall in headline profit for fiscal 2015, while BHP spin-off South32 posts pro-forma earnings short of consensus.

21/08/2015 | 12:07 PM  Australia's biggest health insurer reports a profit and dividend ahead of prospectus forecasts, while IAG posts a cash profit ahead of Morningstar's expectations.

21/08/2015 | 8:23 AM  In their haste, banking regulators and free trade proponents have put Australian banks and companies at a competitive disadvantage, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

20/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  Wesfarmers rings up a better-than-expected result after Coles and Bunnings put in strong performances, while Origin posts a $658m loss.

20/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  AMP delivers a "strong, clean" batch of first-half earnings, while ASX records an underlying profit in line with Morningstar's forecast.

20/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  Qantas returns $505 million to shareholders after booking its strongest profit since before the global financial crisis, while Tatts has a "great year" on the back of a record lotteries performance.

19/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  Woodside records a 39 per cent fall in half-year profit as slumping oil prices bite, while SEEK boasts record full-year results as it re-invests across its business.

19/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  As the fiscal 2015 earnings season rolls on, Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives investors his view on results from QBE, ANZ and Newcrest, while also sharing his thoughts on the Asciano takeover.

18/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  A consortium led by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners acquires Asciano for $12 billion, while QBE delivers an in-line result amid a tough environment.

17/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  Aurizon rolls in a profit and dividend slightly above Morningstar's numbers but forecasts flat haulage volumes, while gold miner Newcrest ups its underlying profit by 18 per cent.

14/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives investors his take on full-year results from the likes of Cochlear, CSL, the Commonwealth Bank and Telstra.

14/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  While it is APRA's job to ensure the banking system remains safe, it is imperative the process is managed carefully to avoid the near panic experienced recently, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

13/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  Telstra's full-year net profit falls but the telco again increases its dividend, while a number of unexpected offshore losses take the shine off Crown's results.

12/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  Echo Entertainment's normalised earnings and dividend surprise on the upside, while AGL Energy lifts underlying profit 12 per cent.

12/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  CBA reports the biggest profit ever recorded by an Australian bank, while CSL posts a record US$1.4-billion profit on the back of strong flu vaccine sales.

11/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  Cochlear meets Morningstar's forecast but misses market consensus, while Domino's Pizza delivers profits and dividends ahead of expectations.

11/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  The Australian Shareholders' Association will be keeping a close watch on the current reporting season to ensure companies are balancing growth with regular dividend payments.

10/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  NAB delivers third-quarter results that bode well for the medium-term earnings outlook, while Bendigo and Adelaide Bank posts cash earnings in line with Morningstar's forecast.

7/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes defends self-managed super funds against accusations of short-termism and a lack of consideration for the overall economy.

6/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  The global miner's first-half profit was ahead of expectations despite a 43 per cent fall.

6/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  Morningstar's new stock screener allows exclusive access to our analyst ratings, including recommendation, economic moat, stewardship and fair value uncertainty ratings.

4/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  The diversified financial services group posts a 9 per cent fall in cash profit after a year plagued by natural disasters, but still delivers a number of positives.

3/08/2015 | 4:58 PM  The Chinese market has been on a rollercoaster ride over the past year, particularly in recent weeks.

31/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Improvement in Australia's economic growth will only be achieved when gains in productivity of capital and labour recover to the long-term trend, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

31/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Australian retailers could be set to face tough times ahead, with headwinds assaulting them on several fronts.

30/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Good investors should recognise certain emotions that accompany every buy and sell decision they make and have processes in place to deal with them.

28/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Mortgage risks, new capital requirements and the role of technology giants in the provision of payment systems continue to pose challenges for the big banks.

24/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes gives investors some tips on how to position for an upcoming Fed rate hike, while proposing a shift of focus when it comes to the Chinese economy.

24/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  As previous winners rarely repeat their performances, investors will be best served by maintaining diversified portfolios and seeking moat-rated firms with sustainable competitive advantages.

24/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Pockets of opportunities remain around the globe but investors can secure quality companies at good prices by investing in Morningstar-rated managers

23/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Morningstar's Tim Murphy talks about an effective investment tool that helps investors achieve a diversified portfolio.

23/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  A service from the ASX aims to take the "hassle" out of investing in managed funds, while providing greater choice for investors.

21/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Even if you're satisfied that a new manager is experienced, it's still worth assessing what may be different and whether that may affect the fund's role in your portfolio.

21/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Morningstar's Kathryn Young discusses the key attributes behind a quality investment manager and explains why past performance is not a good indicator of future performance.

21/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Investors could be missing out on the benefits of holding unhedged international equities, which could help to lessen portfolio losses in volatile markets.

20/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  While direct investing is a favoured strategy among many investors, managed funds can give portfolios "instant diversification," as Morningstar illustrates.

17/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes discusses the Your Money Weekly biannual Forecast and what investors can expect as they head into the new financial year.

17/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  In the short term at least, advice from Morningstar's Peter Warnes to "take a deep breath and look beyond tomorrow" has paid off.

14/07/2015 | 4:58 PM  A closer look at the strengths and weaknesses of bank profits around the world following Morningstar's recent study on the sector.



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