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The election's impact on the stock market

09 September 2013 | PSI

Abbott winThe election result was anything but a surprise, so the market is likely to have anticipated many of the consequences. But it is still worth looking carefully at what the impact will be on sectors and companies.


The battle for the banks after the GFC

04 September 2013 | PSI

BankThe global big banks have been quietly preparing to take depositor's money if they get into trouble again. Meanwhile, there is a push amongst regulators to make banks more accountable by focusing on equity. It is the future of the global financial system at stake.


Conventional retailers catch up

04 September 2013 | Broker reports editor

Retail SalesRetails sales surveys are indicating some moderate growth. As an indicator of the strength of the wider market, they may also be a useful leading indicator, underlying favourable sentiment for stocks with good dividend yields.


Lend Lease as a global play

04 September 2013 | PSI

Lend Lease cashflowLend Lease's Australian operations are coming under some pressure but the company has a growing international portfolio. This suggests that the stock is more of an international play, which may be attractive if the Australian dollar continues to slide.


Rio offers quality exposure and uncertainty

02 September 2013 | PSI

Mining TruckRio Tinto should be on attractive fundamentals but the earnings picture looks problematic, particularly with China's economy easing. Investor sentiment is at best mixed, but the quality of operations should be high.


Ausenco deals with lower expectations

28 August 2013 | PSI

ExpectationsEngineering and construction company Ausenco has benefited from the mining boom and is a global player. Its fundamentals are reasonably sound, but brokers are bearish because of earnings pressure. Is this time to look at the stock?


Origin Energy less dim

26 August 2013 | PSI

OriginOrigin Energy has had a troubled period, but a recent debt raising has eased concerns. The company's stock fell sharply in late 2012, but has since tracked the ASX 100. The pressures are not going away, but the future does look brighter.


Amcor looks strong

19 August 2013 | PSI

CashAmcor has reported strong cash flow and is looking to make acquisitions in emerging markets. Net debt is reasonably high, but the company is likely to benefit from a weaker $A. Is all this factored into the price?


Worley gets unenthusiastic assessment

14 August 2013 | PSI

EngineeringWorley Parsons is a globalised provider of engineering services in the oil/gas, power, mining and infrastructure sectors. It shoudl be well placed in the commodity boom and the energy sector. But the stock has not performed well this year. It is down about 15% from February, although the share price has recovered by 20% from its June lows and is up in recent days. 


Resmed Takes its Meds

27 June 2013 | Staff reporters

Resmed takes its MedsOne of industrial stocks that does offer some diversification into international markets is sleep apnea equipment maker Resmed, which is big in the US and Europe. Goldman Sachs has downgraded earnings per share for FY13-FY15 by 2%-5%. It is citing larger price cuts and softer gross margins, offset by updated impacts from new foreign exchange forecasts. 


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