Rudi's View | Oct 18 2019
Dear time-poor reader: more research on ASX-listed uncorrelated yield options, and more Conviction Calls from stockbrokers.
In this week's Weekly Insights (this is Part Two):
-Does (Lack Of) Substance Mean (Lack Of) Momentum?
-Conviction Calls – Part One
-Uncorrelated Yield – Research Reports
-Conviction Calls – Part Two
-Rudi On Tour
[Items not in bold were published in Part One on Thursday morning]
Uncorrelated Yield – Research Reports?
By Rudi Filapek-Vandyck, Editor FNArena
Australian investors have increasingly become more gun-shy when it comes to deciding upon further investments to boost the income potential of their portfolios.
Sure, there is nothing to be gained from sticking with term deposit-like options, but on the other hand, were global equity markets to experience a repeat of late 2018, or worse, that's not an attractive proposition either.
In addition, I have been warning about the increasing likelihood the year ahead will see, on balance, less dividends being paid out in total by ASX-listed companies, which in simple terms means: dividend cuts are coming. Plenty of speculation around bank dividends are no longer as safe as they were, say, five years ago.
The thirst for income is not drying up, which is probably why a new generation of yield providers is enriching the local bourse. And investors, of course, are increasingly paying attention, as witnessed here at FNArena through enquiries and questions from subscribers and other investors.
I wrote about this new market segment a few weeks ago in "The Right Lessons To Learn"
More recently, colleague Greg Peel, put together a general snapshot in "SMSFundamentals: Finding Yield In A Low Rate World"
-Gryphon Capital Income Trust ((GCI)):
-KKR Credit Income Fund ((KKC)):
-MCP Master Income Trust ((MXT)):
-Moelis Australia Fixed Income Fund:
-NB Global Corporate Income Trust ((NBI)):
-Partners Group Global Income Fund:
-Perpetual Credit Income Trust ((PCI)):
-Qualitas Real Estate Income Trust ((QRI)):
We equally received a number of enquiries about the upcoming Latitude Financial Group IPO, for which we do not have a research report to share with you. In my humble opinion, investors will be better off ignoring the ubiquitous market machine that is now enveloping the local market ahead of the Latitude IPO, from which many an institution will be deriving fees.
Non-aligned analysts at Morningstar recently published their view on the Latitude Financial IPO. Here are some of the key conclusions drawn by Morningstar:
"Our research on the upcoming Latitude IPO concluded with a fair value estimate of $2.00 per share at the lower end of the $2.00–$2.25 indicative price range. Consequently, it is not a bargain even at $2.00, and the process of bidding for stock at an unknown price is annoying.
"While Latitude is launching a buy-now-pay-later product to compete with the likes of Afterpay Touch and Zip, we suggest buy later, not now and south of latitude $2.00".
According to media news reports, the Latitude introductory share price was at first dropped to $1.78, then canceled altogether.
Conviction Calls – Part Two
Canaccord Genuity equally refreshed its Top Australian Stock Picks for the final quarter of 2019. Included are CML Group ((CGR)), Galilee Energy ((GLL)), Healthia ltd ((HLA)), Kathmandu Holdings ((KMD)), MNF Group ((MNF)), OZ Minerals ((OZL)), Primero Group ((PGX)), Redbubble ((RBL)), and Resolute Mining ((RSG)).
Stockbroker Morgans has revealed its list of Best Ideas, consisting of stocks believed to offer the highest risk-adjusted returns on a twelve month view, backed by a higher-than-average level of confidence by the broker's analysts.
It turns out, Morgans' Best Ideas lists no less than 29 names; Telstra ((TLS)), Wesfarmers ((WES)), Treasury Wine Estates ((TWE)), Woolworths ((WOW)), Woodside Petroleum ((WPL)), Oil Search ((OSH)), Westpac ((WBC)), Sonic Healthcare ((SHL)), Sydney Airport ((SYD)), APA Group ((APA)), ResMed ((RMD)), Cleanaway Waste Management ((CWY)), Link Administration ((LNK)), Orora ((ORA)), OZ Minerals ((OZL)), Frontier Digital Ventures ((FDV)), PWR Holdings ((PWH)), Lovisa Holdings ((LOV)), AP Eagers ((APE)), Cooper Energy ((COE)), Kina Securities ((KSL)), Generation Development ((GDG)), Pro Medicus ((PME)), Over the Wire ((OTW)), Iress Market Technology ((IRE)), Orocobre ((ORE)), Red 5 ((RED)), Aventus Group ((AVN)), and APN Convenience Retail REIT ((AQR)).
Earlier this month, Morgans released its Best Buys by sector, declaring it believed share prices for each of Westpac, Cleanaway Waste Management, Telstra and Woodside Petroleum represented "standout opportunities" for local investors.
Other Best Buys include:
-among Diversified Financials: Link Administration, Kina Securities, Generation Development
-among Industrials: Orora, PWR Holdings
-in healthcare: ResMed, Sonic Healthcare, Pro Medicus
-Telcos and IT & Software: Telstra, Over the Wire
-Consumer Discretionary: Wesfarmers, Lovisa Holdings, AP Eagers, Beacon Lighting ((BLX))
-Resources: OZ Minerals, Orocobre, Red 5
-Energy: Oil Search, Cooper Energy
-Infrastructure & Utilities: Sydney Airport, APA Group
-Online Media: Iress Market Technology, Frontier Digital Ventures
-Property: Aventus Group, APN Convenience Retail REIT
Small cap specialists at JP Morgan (equally adopted by Ord Minnett) have reiterated their Top Pick preference for Corporate Travel Management ((CTD)), while their Bottom Pick remains Collection House ((CLH)).
Market strategists at Wilsons have moved away from the concept of constructing and communicating a Model Portfolio. Their new approach is putting together an Australian Equities Focus List, which offers more flexibility, on their own assessment, through identifying specific stock opportunities.
Here's the central premise upon which the Focus List is based: "Equity market performance has disconnected from earnings performance during 2019. We don't think this is likely to change in the near term."
Wilsons' Focus List is thus Overweight Healthcare, Industrials, Real Estate and Info Tech with most preferred exposures CSL ((CSL)), ResMed ((RMD)), ImpediMed ((IPD)) and National Veterinary Care ((NVL)) for the healthcare sector, Atlas Arteria ((ALX)), Monadelphous Group ((MND)), Seven Group ((SVW)) and Transurban ((TCL)) among industrials, and Goodman Group ((GMG)), Scentre Group ((SCG)) and Rural Funds (RFF)) in the AREITs sector.
The Technology sector is represented via Computershare ((CPU)), Xero ((XRO)), Afterpay Touch ((APT)), Link Administration ((LNK)), Bravura Solutions ((BVS)), EML Payments ((EML)), ReadyTech ((RDY)), and Whispir ((WSP)).
Wilsons list of Conviction Insights experienced the removal of Collins Foods ((CKF)) on October 1st. Remaining inclusions are Bravura Solutions, EML Payments, ReadyTech, Whispir, GUD Holdings ((GUD)), Ridley Corp ((RIC)), ImpediMed, National Veterinary Care, Countplus ((CUP)), EQT Holdings, Pinnacle Investment ((PNI)), Noni B ((NBL)), Ausdrill ((ASL)), Mastermyne ((MYE)), and Whitehaven Coal ((WHC)).
Bell Potter has released its Ten Favoured Stocks with a market capitalisation above $1bn for the twelve months ahead, comprising of WorleyParsons ((WOR)), Macquarie Group ((MQG)), Aristocrat Leisure ((ALL)), Goodman Group ((GMG)), Mirvac Group ((MGR)), Lendlease Group ((LLC)), Netwealth Group ((NWL)), Amcor ((AMC)), Downer EDI ((DOW)), and Brambles ((BXB)).
Audio interview: are investors buying "cheap" looking stocks at exactly the wrong time?
On Monday, I was interviewed by Peter Switzer about the Trade War and where equities might be heading. A separate video fragment has been uploaded to Youtube and can be accessed here:
Rudi On Tour In 2020:
-ASA Hunter Region, near Newcastle, May 25
(This story was written on Monday and Tuesday, 14 & 15 October 2019. Part One was published on the Tuesday in the form of an email to paying subscribers, and again on Thursday as a story on the website. This is Part Two).
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