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All Ordinaries 5641 7 0.12 $A vs $US 0.9324 0.0022 0.24
S&P/ASX 200 5646 7 0.12 $A vs GBP 0.5619 0.0011 0.19
  $A vs YEN 96.68 0.10 0.10
  $A vs EUR 0.7013 0.0008 0.11
  $A vs $NZ 1.1065 -0.0005 -0.04
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ASX Code Company Name Impact Recommendation
ACR Acrux Limited (ACR)
AHD Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHD)
AIO Asciano Limited (AIO)
ASX ASX Limited (ASX)
BRG Breville Group Limited (BRG)
CAB Cabcharge Australia Limited (CAB)
EHL Emeco Holdings Limited (EHL)
IIN iiNET Limited (IIN)
IRE IRESS Limited (IRE)
PTM Platinum Asset Management Limited (PTM)
SAI SAI Global Limited (SAI)
SUL Super Retail Group Limited (SUL)
SYD Sydney Airport (SYD)
TME Trade Me Group Limited (TME)
TOX Tox Free Solutions Limited (TOX)
TTS Tatts Group Limited (TTS)
TWE Treasury Wine Estates Limited (TWE)
AMP AMP Limited (AMP)
AWC Alumina Limited (AWC)
ORG Origin Energy Limited (ORG)
CFX CFS Retail Property Trust Group (CFX)
MGR Mirvac Group (MGR)

Friday 22 August - The Australian market experienced growth for the seventh consecutive day. Shares opened higher and continued to climb as positive earnings results boosted investor confidence. There were mixed results from the sectors. The Australian dollar rose against most major currencies.

The All Ordinaries gained 6.50 points (0.12%) to 5,640.50 while the S&P/ASX 200 gained 6.70 points (0.12%) to 5,645.60.

IOOF (IFL)

IOOF Holdings reported NPAT up 27% to $101.29m for the year ended 30 June 2014. Revenues from ordinary activities were $740.21m, up 8% from last year. Diluted EPS was 43.1 cents compared to 34.1 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $139.09m compared to $80.35m last year. The final dividend declared was 25 cents, taking the full year dividend to 47.5 cents compared with 42.0 cents last year. The IOOF Group's future FUMAS growth will be underpinned by organic and acquisition initiatives. IOOF also has a long-term strategy of pursuing growth through acquisitions and has completed several acquisitions in previous years. The Company will continue to pursue acquisitions within the Wealth Management sector on an opportunistic basis. IFL gained 6 cents (0.67%) to $8.95.

Santos (STO)

Santos reported NPAT down 24% to $206m for the half-year ended 30 June 2014. The decrease is primarily due to higher impairment losses, relating to the impairment of coal seam gas assets in South Sumatra, Indonesia, which Santos has decided to exit. Revenues from ordinary activities were $1.92bn, up 25% from the same period last year. Diluted EPS was 21.0 cents compared to 28.0 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $744m compared to $629m last year. The interim dividend declared was 20 cents compared with 15 cents last year. The Company maintains production guidance in the range of 52 to 57 mmboe for 2014. STO gained 57 cents (3.91%) to $15.16.

At the time of publication, the Nikkei was quoted at 15,539.19. The NZX closed at 5,167.00.

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 93.24 US cents.

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