FINANCIAL NEWS

Minerals Buoy ALS As Life Sciences Sours

Laboratory services business ALS Ltd confounded brokers with a slump in its life sciences division at the FY17 result, and several suggest this puts the stock’s trading multiple at risk.

10:39 AM


Australian Corporate Bond Price Tables

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12:55 PM


The Short Report

FNArena’s weekly update on short positions in the Australian share market.

12:12 PM


Why OPEC Matters For FX

Kathleen Brooks of City Index discusses the implications of tonight’s OPEC meeting outcome for the oil price and the Aussie dollar.

11:30 AM


Australian Banks: Earnings Results And The Great Big Tax

The big banks had already posted disappointing earnings numbers before Scott Morrison dropped his bombshell. What does the future hold now?

10:08 AM


Deutsche Bank rates ALQ as Buy

ALS reported earnings in line with guidance. A recovery in demand in minerals testing meant the Commodities division posted a stronger than forecast result, but this was offset by softness in Life Sciences, Deutsche Bank points out.

The broker ackowledges Life Sciences softness in the Americas but still believes this to be a stable business. Meanwhile management suggested a consensus forecast of 25% earnings growth in FY18 is reasonable. On strong growth, a potential for high total shareholder return and undemanding valuation compared to global peers, the broker retains Buy.

Target rises to $7.41 from $7.34.

Morgan Stanley rates CBA as Underweight

Morgan Stanley notes APRA will release an information paper on capital requirements in the near future and believes the probability of a bear case is materially higher than the bull case and, in this regard, Commonwealth Bank will be more affected than peers by the changes.

The broker suspects this could drive a change in its capital management strategy. Commonwealth Bank has the lowest CET1 ratio and the lowest mortgage risk weightings of the major banks.

Underweight. Target is $70. Industry view is In-Line.

Macquarie rates WPL as Neutral

Macquarie believes the proposal for Browse tolling through the North West Shelf and Pluto expansion projects could potentially lift production in the 2020s but more work needs to be done to underpin this.

The broker believes the Pluto expansion is likely, given the upside, but remains cautious about third-party tolling because of the need for unanimous consent among the joint-venture partners. Neutral maintained. Target rises to $31.50 from $30.00.

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DAILY FINANCIAL NEWS

Why OPEC Matters For FX

Kathleen Brooks of City Index discusses the implications of tonight’s OPEC meeting outcome for the oil price and the Aussie dollar.

11:30 AM - FYI


Laboratory services business ALS Ltd confounded brokers with a slump in its life sciences division at the FY17 result, and several suggest this puts the stock’s trading multiple at risk.

10:39 AM - Australia


The big banks had already posted disappointing earnings numbers before Scott Morrison dropped his bombshell. What does the future hold now?

10:08 AM - Australia


Technology One surprised brokers in its first half result, posting a maiden profit in cloud business and weakness in its more established consulting business.

May 24 2017 - Australia


Of Banks And Trump

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May 24 2017 - FYI


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May 24 2017 - Treasure Chest


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The Overnight Report: Grinding Back

Wall Street continues to regain the ground lost in last week’s Trump scare, with little fanfare. Dow up 43.

May 24 2017


Today’s Financial Calendar

Significant Scheduled Events For 24 May, 2017

May 24 2017


The Overnight Report: Getting Defensive

Defence stocks led Wall Street higher last night thanks to Trump’s arms deal with the Saudis. Dow up 89.

May 23 2017


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May 23 2017


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May 22 2017


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The Short Report

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12:12 PM

Share Buybacks – Who’s Doing It?

Weekly Update on ASX-listed companies buying in their own stock.

May 24 2017


Uranium Week: Finally, An Uptick

The spot uranium price ticked up last week for the first time in almost two months.

May 23 2017

Australian Listed Real Estate Tables

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May 22 2017

Weekly Ratings, Targets, Forecast Changes

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May 22 2017


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May 19 2017


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THE MARKETS

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  • Australia

    25 May 2017   Updated : 16:56   AEDT

    SPI Overnight (Jun)

    5786.00

    +12.00

    0.21%

    All Ordinaries

    5828.80

    +17.30

    0.30%

    S&P ASX 200

    5789.60

    +20.60

    0.36%

    S&P ASX 300

    5734.00

    +19.50

    0.34%

    Consumer Discretionary

    2203.00

    -0.50

    -0.02%

    Consumer Staples

    9382.60

    -24.20

    -0.26%

    Energy

    9721.90

    +101.10

    1.05%

    Financials

    6427.10

    +11.70

    0.18%

    Health Care

    23080.70

    -56.10

    -0.24%

    Industrials

    5800.20

    +44.80

    0.78%

    Info Technology

    882.70

    -4.70

    -0.53%

    Materials

    9917.40

    +109.60

    1.12%

    Telecommunication

    1571.10

    +0.10

    0.01%

    Utilities

    9097.40

    +88.60

    0.98%

  • Asia

    25 May 2017   Updated : 16:56   AEDT

    NZ50

    7434.470

    +12.690

    0.170%

    Nikkei 225

    19813.13

    +70.15

    0.36%

    Hang Seng

    25642.33

    +213.83

    0.84%

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  • Australasia

    25 May 2017   Updated : 16:56   AEDT

    AUD/USD

    0.7494

    -0.0006

    -0.0800%

    AUD/NZD

    1.0643

    -0.0004

    -0.0400%

    NZD/USD

    0.7041

    -0.0003

    -0.0400%

    AUD/JPY

    83.73

    +0.06

    0.07%

    SGD/AUD

    0.96

    +0.00

    0.12%

    AUD/EUR

    0.6672

    -0.0014

    -0.2100%

    AUD/GBP

    0.5772

    -0.0010

    -0.1700%

  • World

    25 May 2017   Updated : 16:56   AEDT

    CAD/USD

    0.7455

    +0.0001

    0.0100%

    EUR/JPY

    125.47

    +0.35

    0.28%

    EUR/USD

    1.1229

    +0.0014

    0.1200%

    GBP/USD

    1.2983

    +0.0014

    0.1100%

    USD/JPY

    111.73

    +0.17

    0.15%

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  • World

    25 May 2017   Updated : 07:41   AEDT

    FTSE100

    7514.90

    +29.61

    0.40%

    DAX30

    12642.87

    -16.28

    -0.13%

    DJIA

    21012.42

    +74.51

    0.36%

    S&P500

    2404.39

    +5.97

    0.25%

    Nasdaq Comp

    6163.02

    +24.31

    0.40%

    S&P500 VIX

    10.02

    -0.70

    -6.53%

    US 10-year yield

    2.270

    -0.020

    -0.870%

    USD Index

    97.05

    -0.32

    -0.33%

  • Aus Stocks

    25 May 2017   Updated : 07:40   AEDT

    BHP (UK)

    1212.00

    +11.00

    0.92%

    Rio (UK)

    3175.50

    -17.00

    -0.53%

    BHP (US)

    36.49

    -0.17

    -0.46%

    Rio (US)

    41.50

    -0.36

    -0.86%

    ResMed (US)

    69.93

    +0.33

    0.47%

    South32 (UK)

    63257.36

    +594.88

    0.95%

    James Hardie (US)

    14.98

    +0.03

    0.20%

    Telstra (US)

    24.80

    -0.02

    -0.08%

    Westpac (US)

    22.96

    -0.14

    -0.61%

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  • Spot Metals & Minerals

    25 May 2017   Updated : 08:41   AEDT

    Gold (oz)

    1258.60

    +7.90

    0.63%

    Silver (oz)

    17.22

    +0.17

    1.00%

    Copper (lb)

    2.5607

    -0.0147

    -0.5700%

    Aluminium (lb)

    0.8791

    -0.0009

    -0.1000%

    Lead (lb)

    0.9341

    -0.0070

    -0.7400%

    Nickel (lb)

    4.1133

    -0.1044

    -2.4800%

    Zinc (lb)

    1.1870

    -0.0041

    -0.3400%

    Copper (t)

    5645.00

    -32.00

    -0.56%

    Aluminium (t)

    1938.00

    -2.00

    -0.10%

    Lead (t)

    2059.00

    -15.00

    -0.72%

    Nickel (t)

    9068.00

    -230.00

    -2.47%

    Zinc (t)

    2617.00

    -9.00

    -0.34%

    Iron Ore (t)

    59.30

    -2.60

    -4.20%

    Uranium (lb) weekly

    21.50

    +0.25

    1.18%

  • Energy Futures

    25 May 2017   Updated : 07:40   AEDT

    West Texas Crude (Jul)

    51.33

    -0.16

    -0.31%

    Brent Crude (Jul)

    53.92

    -0.23

    -0.42%

    Henry Hub NatGas (Jun)

    3.20

    -0.03

    -0.93%

CALENDAR

Thursday, 25 May 2017
UK GDP, Q1 (revision)
US trade balance, Apr
XX OPEC meeting
ABC AGM
ALL earnings result
ALQ investor day
AMP investor day
AWC AGM
BTT ex-dividend
SUN quarterly report
Friday, 26 May 2017
JP CPI, Apr
CH industrial profits, Apr (Saturday)

ALL WEATHER STOCKS

Code Company Price
AMC AMCOR LIMITED

$15.44

ARB ARB CORPORATION LIMITED

$16.09

CSL CSL LIMITED

$132.31

IVC INVOCARE LIMITED

$15.03

RHC RAMSAY HEALTH CARE LIMITED

$70.16

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