FNArena Windows

Introduction to FNArena Windows

FNArena Windows offers subscribers the option to investigate ASX-listed stocks against their peers. FNArena developed its own sector methodology which in our view overcomes many flaws and disadvantages connected with GICS sectors. Our system starts with three broad sector labels: COMMODITIES, FINANCIAL SERVICES and INDUSTRIALS. From here onwards subscribers can explore further through gradually narrowing branches. This is not investment advice, but simply another window on the Australian Stock Exchange to provide better insight and to assist FNArena subscribers while conducting their own market analysis.

Latest Stories

The Royal Commission has changed the face of Australian banking, the housing market bust has killed loan demand, and ever lower RBA rates are not much helping. Nor are increasing capital requirements.

Sep 11 2019

Negative factors continue to pile up for UK bank CYBG, amid unprecedented provisions for potential claimants in its FY19 accounts. Brokers rush to remove dividends from forecasts.

Sep 09 2019

AFG $2.21


$2.39 $0.84 14.3



ANZ $27.58


$29.30 $22.98 11.9



BEN $11.36


$11.74 $9.37 15.1



BOQ $9.83


$11.49 $8.70 12.4



CBA $81.88


$83.99 $65.23 16.7



CYB $2.28


$6.09 $1.93 4.8



GMA $3.33


$3.42 $2.05 18.3



NAB $29.10


$29.26 $22.52 14.2



SUN $13.75


$14.68 $12.12 15.9



WBC $29.44


$29.97 $23.30 14.5



Previous Stories
Capital Controls Another Knock To Banks

Sep 03 2019

Brokers decide new prudential capital controls may limit growth for banks and curb dividends.

Are Banks A Good Buy Or A Good-Bye?

Aug 21 2019

Peter Switzer of the Switzer Super Report outlines why the skies might be brighter now for Australian banks.

CommBank’s Premium Keeps Stockbrokers Wary

Aug 08 2019

A limited negative reaction to a weak FY19 result for Commonwealth Bank bodes well for the FY20 outlook, brokers suggest, although the stock is considered over-priced.

Little Relief In Sight For Banks

Aug 05 2019

Australia’s banking sector is under pressure amid soft loan growth, a squeeze on margins and a reinvestment burden. Brokers are not yet factoring in much of a recovery.

Negatives Pile Up For CYBG

Jul 31 2019

CYBG is underperforming a weak UK banking sector, as redemptions and margin pressures take their toll. Then there is Brexit.

Australian Banks: Worth The Risk?

Jul 31 2019

The skies have cleared a little for Australia’s housing market, and the cash rate is falling. Are bank dividends worth the risk?

Rudi’s View: Banks, Central Banks, Inflation & Debt

Jul 26 2019

Dear time-poor reader: Part Two contains an interesting piece of research on Australian banks, and further zooms in on the threats and…

Banks: The Squeeze Is On

Jul 01 2019

Margins continue to be squeezed, as banks compete to retain deposits and borrowers struggle to afford loans. Traditional banks are also being confronted by new digital entrants.

CYBG Plans To Be In The Money With Virgin

Jun 21 2019

Financial group CYBG plans to exploit its under-utilised customer base through enhanced products and services, re-branding as Virgin Money by the end of the year.

Australian Banks: New Horizons?

Jun 03 2019

Thanks to a surprise election win, a surprise APRA announcement and a big hint from the RBA, the skies are suddenly looking a lot brighter for Australia’s banks. But have the fundamentals really changed?