7/03/2014 | 8:08 AM Morningstar's Peter Warnes is looking for markets to take a healthy breather, while arguing for Australia to embrace its agricultural sector with meaningful infrastructure investment.
28/02/2014 | 2:34 PM Morningstar's Peter Warnes takes a look at the latest earnings results from QBE, Woolworths and Westfield Group and gives investors an idea of what to expect from these companies down the track.
28/02/2014 | 12:17 PM Woolies delivers yet another great set of numbers after the Australian Food and Liquor "engine room" increases market share, customer numbers, basket size and sales.
28/02/2014 | 8:03 AM Morningstar's Peter Warnes lauds the leadership skills of the big two miners' CEOs, while lambasting comments about global banking regulation from a Goldman Sachs lieutenant.
27/02/2014 | 3:02 PM The Australian flag carrier reports an "unacceptable" half-year result and announces massive layoffs, while Perpetual lifts its underlying profit and interim dividend.
26/02/2014 | 11:57 AM Warm winter weather weighs on AGL Energy's half-year earnings, while Westfield Group delivers full-year earnings and a distribution in line with guidance.
25/02/2014 | 2:28 PM Despite reporting a US$254-million loss for the year to December 2013, the outlook for QBE in 2014 is positive and there are still some areas of the business that are putting in a good performance.
21/02/2014 | 3:18 PM Oil-and-gas major Santos records a full-year profit shy of both Morningstar and consensus estimates, while NAB delivers a solid first-quarter result despite soft revenue growth.
21/02/2014 | 2:18 PM Morningstar's Peter Warnes takes a look at the latest earnings results from the likes of BHP and Wesfarmers, and gives investors an idea of what to expect from these companies going forward.
21/02/2014 | 8:00 AM While exemplary stewardship may not be ubiquitous in the resources space, the fallout from the China boom may usher in a more disciplined approach to capital allocation and financial management, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.
20/02/2014 | 11:59 AM Leighton Holdings records a full-year 2013 profit of over half a billion dollars and raises its dividend by 31 per cent, while AMP posts a solid overall result in the face of insurance headwinds.
19/02/2014 | 3:25 PM A solid performance from Coles and Bunnings props up Wesfarmers, Woodside lifts full-year dividends a massive 92 per cent, while Fortescue boasts a US$1.7-billion half-year profit and a 10-cent dividend.
19/02/2014 | 2:52 PM Suncorp announces an interim dividend that is slightly higher than Morningstar's expectations, while Toll Group manages to deliver a sound half-year result in the face of patchy domestic economic conditions.
18/02/2014 | 8:31 AM BHP Billiton reports a rise in half-year earnings but a disappointing dividend, while Coca-Cola Amatil reports a drop in in profit.
17/02/2014 | 8:50 AM Rail freight operator Aurizon delivers a half-year underlying profit in line with Morningstar's expectations as well as a surprising lift in its dividend, while regional lender Bendigo and Adelaide Bank lifts its earnings 9.5 per cent.
14/02/2014 | 3:46 PM Morningstar's Peter Warnes takes a look at the latest earnings results from ANZ, CBA, Telstra and Rio Tinto and gives investors an idea of what to expect from these companies going forward.
14/02/2014 | 10:38 AM
14/02/2014 | 8:20 AM Morningstar's Peter Warnes expects the US economy to gradually gather momentum through 2014, as well as even better dividends from the big banks and Telstra over the long term.
13/02/2014 | 5:50 PM The mining giant has beaten market forecasts with a monster US$10.2-billion full-year profit and a 15 per cent rise in the dividend, on the back of record production and a greater-than-expected reduction in costs.
13/02/2014 | 5:50 PM The country's biggest telco says it is on track to meet its full-year earnings guidance after announcing a $1.7-billion half-year profit and increasing its interim dividend by 3.6 per cent to 14.5 cents.
12/02/2014 | 5:50 PM Commonwealth Bank of Australia reports an impressive rise in half-year cash earnings, while Computershare, Stockland and Dexus Property Group all manage to lift half-year profits.
12/02/2014 | 5:50 PM Healthcare majors CSL Limited and Primary Health Care have both delivered increases in half-year earnings and dividends, while also reiterating full-year guidance.
11/02/2014 | 5:50 PM ANZ delivers another solid quarterly performance as recent growth initiatives pay off, Macquarie reaffirms general earnings guidance, while Cochlear lifts its dividend despite a difficult first half.
7/02/2014 | 5:50 PM Morningstar's Peter Warnes laments a widespread mindset that is infiltrating the boardrooms of Australian businesses, while also cautioning investors about a couple of common investment traps.
6/02/2014 | 5:50 PM The Australian supermarket giant's half-year sales numbers tick all the right boxes, while Tabcorp's earnings land in line with consensus forecasts.
6/02/2014 | 5:50 PM By using Morningstar's stewardship ratings, investors will soon be able to identify caretakers of capital who enhance a company's competitive position and shareholder value.
4/02/2014 | 5:50 PM While the US markets slumped overnight there is no reason to panic. Investors should just sit tight and stay focussed on the long-term picture, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.
31/01/2014 | 5:50 PM When it comes to price-to-earnings multiples, it is crucial for investors to focus on the longevity and reliability of a company's earnings stream, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.
31/01/2014 | 5:50 PM With record profits booked and big dividend payments made in 2013, are the big four still able to maintain their momentum?
29/01/2014 | 5:50 PM Equities that offer premium products to a higher demographic appear to be in the best position to benefit from an expected recovery in the Australian retail sector in 2014.
29/01/2014 | 5:50 PM As The Wolf of Wall Street movie continues to generate plenty of Oscar buzz, Morningstar provides some important lessons from Jordan Belfort himself on how to spot an adviser or broker who is far from scrupulous.
23/01/2014 | 5:50 PM SMSF trustees are interested in long-term value and sustainable income, which is something global investment banks and brokers often fail to recognise, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.
24/01/2014 | 5:50 PM We profile four true-blue Aussie growth businesses that are sure to ignite the patriotic fervour of many Australian investors.
24/01/2014 | 5:50 PM With many investors trying to find stocks to add to their portfolio in 2014, there are a number of "beaten-down" blue chips that look poised for a turnaround.
22/01/2014 | 5:50 PM Investors who mirrored Morningstar's Income Portfolio would have outperformed the market in 2013.
17/01/2014 | 5:50 PM While bond yields will rise in 2014, the magnitude of the rise will not be enough to derail equities markets, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.
14/01/2014 | 5:50 PM After announcing the sale of Sensis, management of the country's biggest telco appear to have shareholders in focus. But does this mean investors should brace for capital management initiatives any time soon?
07 Mar 2014