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Why bank analysts prefer this quality lender over the rest

Morgans have released a summary of the key points from the recent bank reporting season. Of the banks that reported, Morgans says NAB was in line with consensus expectations, while ANZ and WBC beat consensus earnings expectations. Despite this, Morgans holds NAB as having the strongest 1H22 performance overall. NAB produced the strongest profit growth…

Ishan Dan | 18th May 2022 | More
Two of the most bullish bets on the ASX

Markets around the world are still in freefall as losses mount as a result of investors moving out of risk partly due to inflation fears and supply chain disruptions partly due to the crisis in Ukraine and Covid lockdowns in China. The market is yet to become comfortable with the rate hike cycle that is…

Ishan Dan | 18th May 2022 | More
  • Top of the pops – top global funds had one thing in common

    March stands out as being one of the most difficult periods for investors in a generation. On the one hand, bond markets send fixed income to its worst return in more decades, and on the other, equity markets were sold off broadly on valuation concerns as bond yields ended a forty-year downward trend. It is…

    Drew Meredith | 18th May 2022 | More
    Jump in grocery prices supports supermarket profits, for now

    Grocery prices have soared in Australia, rising at a faster pace than the Consumer Price Index, which is benefitting the earnings of Coles and Woolworths. However, the boost could be temporary, with food inflation expected to moderate next year. The rise in inflation globally has exceeded wages growth, eroding households’ purchasing power. Lower income households…

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 18th May 2022 | More
  • The tables have turned after quarter from hell

    “Patience is a virtue” may well be the best way to explain the performance of the Australian sharemarket in the March quarter. As the rest of the world, but particularly fast-growing technology stocks listed on the NASDAQ entered free fall, the local S&P/ASX200 benchmark bucked the global trend to deliver a return of 2.2 per…

    Drew Meredith | 18th May 2022 | More
    Good time to buy quality semiconductor companies, say experts

    For investors looking to build positions in quality technology firms, the US computer chip giants are trading at attractive price levels, with many brokers now rating them as a buy, according to data from the Wall Street Journal. The prices of semiconductor companies have dropped sharply this year amidst a broader sell-off in technology stocks…

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 13th May 2022 | More
    How to avoid dud IPOs like Chrysos

    The initial public offering (IPO) of Chrysos Corporation Limited (ASX: C79) was supposed to be a local example of innovation. Using technology developed in conjunction with the CSIRO, the company built its proprietary PhotonAssay machine which provides faster and more accurate testing of gold samples. Instead, the IPO flopped, with the Chrysos share price down…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 11th May 2022 | More
    Future Generation pivots to prevention

    With a new CEO at the helm, the charitable listed investment companies (LICs) first set up by Geoff Wilson in 2014 will now start funding organisations focused on addressing mental health issues before they occur. The two Future Generation LICs, focusing on domestic equities (Future Generation Australia, ASX:FGX) and global equities (Future Generation Global, ASX:FGG),…

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th May 2022 | More
    Is this the most simple company on the ASX?

    A strong argument could be made that Deterra Royalties Limited (ASX: DRR) is the most simple business on the ASX. Originally spun off from Iluka Resources Limited (ASX: ILU) in 2020, the company owns six royalty agreements, which entitles the business to a clip of revenue production over the defined mining area. Each quarter it…

    Lachlan Buur-Jensen | 6th May 2022 | More
  • Raiz smashes $1bn, Asia growth continues

    Australia’s leading micro-investing app, Raiz (ASX:RZI), posted its 3Q financials late last week, and they came in largely as expected. The platform has burst through the $1 billion funds under management (FUM) level, recording a rise of 46.7 percent year on year to $1.02 billion at the end of the quarter. Some of the highlights…

    Ishan Dan | 4th May 2022 | More
    A defensive winner that has been flying under the radar

    A stock that often flies under the radar is packaging company Orora (ASX:ORA), whose shares are hitting all-time highs with no sign of stopping. In fact, from its pandemic low-point of $2.20 in September 2020, the stock has gained 77 per cent, to $3.89. And, unlike most Covid-Winners, whose share prices have reversed post-Covid, Orora…

    Ishan Dan | 4th May 2022 | More
    These are the top six stocks for May

    Stockbroker and wealth manager Morgans has released its “best ideas” paper, which outlines the broker’s best ideas offering the highest risk-adjusted returns over a 12-month timeframe supported by a higher-than-average level of confidence. They are also the broker’s most preferred sector exposures. Here are six of its best picks: Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) – Large-cap idea –…

    Ishan Dan | 4th May 2022 | More
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