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Top 10 articles of last week

Lex Hall  |  25 Feb 2019Text size  Decrease  Increase  |  
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As the federal election looms, our look at franking credits dominated coverage last week, followed by the market reaction to Telstra's profit fall and the impact of the Hayne final report on self-managed super funds.

Investing basics: your guide to franking credits

Franking credits are back in the news - but what are they and how do they impact your investment returns?

Telstra on track to meet NBN challenge despite market backlash

The market reaction to Telstra's reported 28pc dip in profit and lower dividend for the first-half of 2019 is overdone and ignores the impressive growth in mobile customers, says Morningstar. 

What the Hayne report means SMSFs

Self-managed super funds received little attention from the Hayne final report – they were explicitly excluded from the commission's terms of reference – but there are still implications for the sector.

Why poor stewardship is no reason to dump these 3 undervalued stocks

It may sound counterintuitive, but bad managerial practices don't necessarily mean a company is worth avoiding.

BHP first-half profit drops 8 per cent

BHP Group, the world's biggest miner, has reported a drop in first-half 2019 profit as a decline in copper earnings and a series of output disruptions boosted costs and resulted in missed opportunities for cost savings.

More trouble ahead for scandal-plagued AMP, says Morningstar

Beleaguered wealth manager AMP faces a world of Hayne-related pain for years to come, says Morningstar, as customers desert its superannuation funds and the threat of court action mounts. 

Your guide to reporting season

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Medibank looks to buy in low-growth milieu

Medibank Private hopes to snap up smaller rivals if they struggle to cope with premium increase limits planned by Labor if it wins this year's federal election.

a2 Milk profit lifts 50pc on China growth

Dual-lister A2 Milk has reported a more than 50 per cent jump in half-year net profit, as the company expanded market share in China despite slowing demand there.

Top 10 articles of last week

Does poor stewardship mean a company is worth avoiding? Not necessarily, reveals Glenn Freeman in this week's top ten stories, which also include an overview of franking credits, and a look at what Telstra's result means.



is senior editor for Morningstar Australia

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