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Stockwatch: Coco-Cola Amatil (CCL)

August 5th, 2014 · 4 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve looked in detail at an ASX listed stock mainly because for the last year or so I have been focused on overall market trends or groups of stocks. But recently one stock – Coca-Cola Amtail (ASX:CCL) – has caught my attention and it may have the potential to provide patient investors a good return.

Stockwatch: WorleyParsons Ltd (WOR)

February 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

WorleyParsons Ltd (ASX: WOR), in line with a recent theme, announced–on the same day it revealed results for the first half of fiscal 2013–a new contract award, this one to provide engineering services at the Fort Hills oil sands project. The work, which will begin immediately, will generate AUD140 million of revenue for WorleyParsons. Fort Hills is jointly owned by Suncor Energy Inc (TSX: SU, NYSE: SU), Total SA (France: FP, NYSE: TOT) and Teck Resources Ltd (TSX: TCK/B, NYSE: TCK).

Stockwatch: Suncorp Group Limited (SUN)

December 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments

To pick a stock to write about this time I decided to set some high level criteria, do a search and then see what stock caught my eye. What I searched for was a stock with a market cap of over $100 million, a P/B ratio of less than 1 and a P/E ratio of less than 16. The stock that came out on the top of the list was Suncorp Group Limited.

Stockwatch: Billabong (BBG) Macquarie Group (MQG) and Perpetual (PPT)

July 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments

The last 5 years have taken their toll on many Australian listed companies whose stocks were once considered almost a must for any respectable balanced shares portfolio. But will some of these stocks regain their former glory and move on to set new highs, or are their best days behind them? Today we will look at three shares which are in the category of former stock market high flyers: Billabong International, Macquarie Group & Perpetual Limted.

Stockwatch: Qantas (QAN), Telstra (TLS) and Onesteel (OST)

November 10th, 2011 · 19 Comments

In the midst this stock market turmoil there may be some battered down stocks which present the opportunity for investors to buy shares in quality companies at bargain prices. Three Australian companies that might fall into that category are Qantas Airways, Telstra Corporation and Onesteel Limited.

Stockwatch: Fosters Group Limited (FGL)

February 14th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Fosters Group Limited (ASX:FGL) is a blue-chip ASX-listed Australian beverage company with a wide range of brands covering beer, wine, spirits and ciders.  Over the last few years the company has faced a number of challenges and is now in the process of trying to improve it’s underlying business and deliver better value for shareholders.

For the record: March 2010

March 19th, 2010 · 18 Comments

Since August 2009 I have not been that active in terms of buying or selling stocks simply because I have not found the share market that interesting. On one hand it is hard to find stocks that offer enough value to make me part with my cash and on the other, the market has not rallied far enough to entice me to sell much.

Stockwatch: Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd (HVN)

November 16th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Harvey Norman is a retailer of household electrical appliances, personal computers and furniture & fittings with stores in Australia, New
Zealand, Slovenia, Ireland, Singapore and Malaysia. The company started with the opening of a single store in 1982 and was listed on the Australian stock exchange in 1987.

Stockwatch: Servcorp Ltd (SRV)

September 29th, 2009 · 8 Comments

As the global economy slowly recovers then perhaps investing in a stock that should benefit from this growth is worth looking at. One such stock is Servcorp, which offers investors exposure to the serviced and virtual office market not only in Australia, but also in number of major cities across the world.

For the record: August 2009

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

The last few months have been more kind to Australian stock market investors however I have mainly been on the hunt for stock bargains rather than in selling mode. Therefore since May this year my focus has been on trying to buy some small parcels of shares in companies that I feel will do well over the next few years rather than profit taking.

Stockwatch: Australian Worldwide Exploration (AWE)

August 21st, 2009 · 14 Comments

Australian Worldwide Exploration Limited (AWE)  is an Australian based oil and gas explorer/producer that over the past few years that has ramped up production and profits. Over the last year however the fall in energy prices has caused a drop in earnings and it’s share price, but if you believe that oil and gas prices will move higher over the next few years then AWE may be a good stock to watch.

Stockwatch: ASX Limited (ASX)

August 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Now that the worst of the stock market rout appears behind us perhaps it is a good time to think about investing in a stock that should rise along with any bull market rally. ASX Limited is one stock that may allow investors to do just that, while at the same time providing income via franked dividends.

Stockwatch: Melbourne IT (MLB)

June 16th, 2009 · 28 Comments

Established back in 1996, Melbourne IT (ASX:MLB) has grown from a company focused on registering Australian domain names to being listed on the ASX in 1999 and is now a provider of a range of web based services. From 2003 the company expanded rapidly via a number of strategic acquisitions and now must not only deal with the  global economic downturn, but also face intense competition in a number of it’s key product areas.

Stockwatch: BHP Billition Limited (BHP)

May 31st, 2009 · 6 Comments

BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) is one of the most widely held stocks in Australia and is often a core holding in many stock portfolios. Over the last few years the stock have reflected the fortunes of the commodities boom and as a result the BHP stock price saw a peak last year of over $45 only to come tumbling down to less than $25 a few months later. But maybe at current prices BHP is once again a stock worth looking at?

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