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Strong Asia-Pacific demand growth is providing room for Australian project expansions

There are occasions when a demerger is effectively forced upon a company as it needs to get rid of “bad” apples for the sake of the tree.


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Domino's shares remain undervalued despite a softer outlook flagged during fiscal 2019 results, and A2 Milk's 41pc revenue growth warrants a fair value upgrade, say Morningstar analysts.

Crown Resorts remains undervalued despite a dip in VIP earnings, while Carsales earns an upgrade as global subsidiaries shine.


A record dividend from mining major BHP came despite missing expectations in other areas, while Seek tripled profits and earned a Morningstar fair value upgrade.

The supermarket giant will have to cut its prices if it wants to get an edge on its rivals, says Johannes Faul.

The future is a little brighter for Lendlease as a fire sale appears less likely, while clouds gather over BlueScope despite a US steel mill expansion.

What do an Aussie funeral parlour and a Kiwi airport have in common? That may sound like the set-up to some crass joke but it’s actually a serious question.

Beyond Meat shares were up more than 800pc on its IPO price at one point, but Lyft and Uber have found the journey as a public company a bumpier ride.

Positive results across this trio of companies have prompted Morningstar to lift fair value estimates for each of them, but it's not all good news.

CSL's profit boost and solid outlook have earned it a fair value upgrade, while Pact Group remains undervalued despite a dividend cut and debt woes.

Magellan's stellar result has earned a fair value upgrade, while JB Hi-Fi's sales defied downbeat forecats and Challenger expects the Hayne pain to persist.

Despite a 4.7pc profit hit, CBA remains fairly valued, according to Morningstar, while Suncorp has made a wise management move, and AMP has had some rare good news.

With a potential recession looming in the US, shares in Warren Buffett’s investment juggernaut Berkshire Hathaway could be a good long-term bet.

A weaker Australian dollar boosts the appeal of Australian companies to foreign predators and may create opportunities for investors but caution is advised.

By using Morningstar's stock screener we have unearthed a swag of companies offering dividend yields of between 6 and 9 per cent.

Netflix, Alphabet and Facebook have all reported financial results in recent days, and it's business as usual for the US tech giants, despite the threat of regulatory action and a record $5 billion fine for Facebook

Morningstar has compiled a list of more than 100 companies that will release earnings results during the August 2019 Reporting Season.

Iron ore and gold have been the strongest commodity performers in 2019 so far, but many of the largest miners are over-priced, says Morningstar's Mat Hodge.

Drought is ravaging parts of Australia but on the other side of the Pacific it’s another story, as flooding boosts the fortunes of several agricultural companies. 

Lithium producers Albemarle and Livent have crossed into Morningstar five-star territory in recent months, but don’t expect a quick payoff.


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