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Lex Hall  |  03 Sep 2018Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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Our overview of yield stocks worth considering topped last week's most read articles followed by a look at Ramsay Health Care and the challenges it faces, and the impact healthcare costs are having on retiree budgets.  

5 yield stocks worth considering

These companies spanning the automotive and financial services sectors are tipped to deliver solid dividend yields over at least the next two years.

Industry woes weigh on Ramsay

Australia's largest private hospital operator, Ramsay Health Care (ASX: RHC) has reported a 6.8 per cent rise in underlying net profit of $579.3 million for fiscal 2018.  

Climbing healthcare costs squeeze retirees

Australian retirees are feeling the financial pinch as they face increases in the cost of health services, transport, and clothing, according to research from Australia’s peak superannuation body. 

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G8 Education's profit loss not a disaster, says Morningstar

The childcare centre operator reported a $25.6 million in net profit for the first half of fiscal 2018, down 24 per cent from $33.7 million last year. 

Is your super fund performing?

There are two reasons you could be losing money in your super; the eroding impact of fees, or poor performance.

TPG-Vodafone merger a positive for incumbents, says Morningstar

The announcement of a $15 billion merger between Vodafone Australia and TPG Telecom (ASX: TPM) would benefit Australia's telco sector, according to Morningstar's Brian Han.

Investing Basics: Are you paying too much for your super?

As superannuation members, we want to steer clear of high fees and lousy performance. We rely on our super to provide in retirement – without this pot we potentially face poverty as pensioners.

2 moat stocks riding tech rally

These Australian-domiciled software companies delivered solid results this earnings season, in a tech sector that continues to prioritise revenue over profit.

Westpac blinks first amid loan funding pressure

Westpac has become the first of the big four banks to raise interest rates, staging a 14-basis point rise, amid a record period of inertia by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Positive outlook despite Mayne's $134m full-year loss

The specialty drug-maker exceeded analysts' expectations on an adjusted basis, despite posting a full-year loss of $133.98 million.

   

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Lex Hall is a Morningstar content editor, based in Sydney.

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