CIMIC botches Macmahon Takeover

In late January, CIMIC (CIM) launched a final, unconditional takeover bid for Macmahon Holdings (MAH) for an all cash price of $0.145 per share. This was a significant premium to the $0.10 MAH s...

Will the good times continue for the mining sector?

Following the recent round of company reporting, the numbers confirm that the mining sector is quickly rebounding from the lows of early 2016. Iron ore miner, Fortescue metals (FMG), was in a ver...

Things go from bad to worse for Bellamy's

Bellamy’s (BAL) has been in the news extensively in the recent past as a result of financial trouble for the company. The share price has fallen 70% from its 2016 high. Today the company relea...

Is the bumpy ride over for Ardent Leisure (AAD)?

In October last year, the Dreamworld theme park owned by Ardent Leisure (AAD) suffered a tragic accident in which three customers were killed. The tragedy was expected to affect customer numbers ...

Reporting Season February 2017

The half year reporting season is upon us with many of the largest ASX companies having now reported their half year results. Here we provide a summary of some of these results focussing on a ...

Bank's Net Interest Margins Squeezed

With NAB releasing its financial report for the December quarter, it is a good time to talk about some of the challenges facing banks at the moment. NAB reported stable earnings relative to the ...

Trade Execution and Order Types

Every now and then we post an educational blog related to trading. In this article, we are going to cover the basics of making a stock market trade. Although seemingly simple, there are some impo...

Another High P/E Stock Falls, Aconex

I have posted a few blogs in recent times related to the risk associated with profit downgrades for high P/E companies. For a general discussion of this effect read an earlier blog post here. Yes...

Cutting the cheese with Bega

Bega Cheese (BGA) last week announced a $460m deal to buy the iconic Australian brand, Vegemite, together with some other brands such as ZoOSh salad dressing from Mondelez International. While t...

Foxtel IPO and Telstra

Foxtel was formed in 1995 as a joint venture between News Corp (NWS) and Telstra (TLS). Last year, rumours swirled saying that Foxtel would pursue an IPO but in the end, nothing eventuated. With...

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