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Grant Williamson discusses last weeks movers on the NZX.

New Zealand shares dipped, with Contact Energy and Trustpower falling, while CBL Corp and Restaurant Brands rose. The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 10.05 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 7553.64. Within the index, 22 stocks fell, 19 rose and 9 were unchanged. Turnover was $125 million. "It's been quiet and uneventful on the markets all week long," said Grant Williamson, investment adviser at Hamilton Hindin Greene. "The index is pretty much unchanged from the start of the week to the...

Which is better, Residential or Commercial Property Investment?

For many New Zealanders the goal of owning an investment property has been ingrained as one to aspire to. The reality can be quite different. Prices in Christchurch have been largely flat for last three years, sales volumes are falling and the engine room (Auckland) is running out of puff. The recent Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) restrictions put on by the Reserve Bank have seen landlords either being told to deleverage or that they cannot continue to build their property...

Market Talk With Tom McBride - Updates for Xero, Z Energy, Heartland Bank and Comvita

Tom McBride talks to Grant Walker of the National Business Review regarding the markets. Tom analyses the most recent annual result for Xero, their reduction in cash burn, and international ambitions. The Z Energy Annual Result boasted strong profit growth on the back of the Caltex acquisition, but experienced a drop in fuel margins . Heartland Bank's share price continues to rise on receivables growth and the Australian government levying a 0.06% tax on major bank's liabilities. Maintaining a 44% gross...
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A2 Milk shares hit record high - Increase guidance.

A2 Milk Co shares touched a record high after the milk marketer raised its annual revenue guidance following better-than-expected sales in the third quarter. The shares rose as high as $3.44 and were recently up 5.9 percent to $3.39, adding to a 50 percent gain so far this year. The Auckland-based, Sydney-headquartered company forecast revenue of $525 million in the year ending June 30, up from $352.8 million a year earlier, it said in a statement. A2 generated sales of $388...

Market Talk With Grant Davies - Market Overview, Inflation Data, Restaurant Brands, and the Aged Care Sector

Grant Davies talks to Andrew Patterson of the National Business Review regarding the markets. Grant analyses the dynamics of the power sector within the context of record rain fall in the North Island, and low lake levels in the South Island. This week also saw the highest level of inflation for 5 years, a solid result from Restaurant Brands, and big subsidies announced for aged care workers. We look at how these subsidies will impact the aged care sector and the...
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Aussie Opportunity Stock: Sonic Healthcare

Sonic Healthcare is the largest private pathology player in the Australian private pathology testing market with 40% share. Scale has been achieved via multiple acquisitions, integrated using a well-established hub-and-spoke operating model, has driven synergy benefits domestically and we believe will support the offshore growth strategy in the U.S. and European markets. Sonic has historically grown via acquisition, both domestic and offshore. With approximately 40% of the domestic market now captured, it is our view that future growth will be...
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Seven Keys to Successful Investing

It requires discipline to stay invested through volatile times and capture the long–term performance of the market. Investor behaviour often deviates from logic and reason, and investors display many biases that influence their investment decision-making. There are seven strategies that can help cut through the noise and emotional biases, and help you to invest more successfully over the long-term. Start Investing as early as possible It’s never too early to start investing. Investing early develops positive habits and teaches important...
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UK Listed Trusts

The UK Listed trusts' manage diversified international share portfolios and rely on the managers ability to navigate the global financial markets. These investments are listed on the London Stock Exchange and are denominated in Sterling. Bankers Investment Trust PLC provides a one-stop shop for global equity exposure. Its legacy was strongly UK-centric exposure, while current managers have opted to invest over 60% of the fund outside of the UK. There is a strong income commitment, which has been fulfilled for more...
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Aussie Opportunity Stock: Ramsay Health Care

Ramsey is a global hospital group operating 223 hospitals and day surgery facilities across Australia, the U.K., France, Indonesia and Malaysia. It is also the largest and most diversified operator of hospitals in the Australian private sector. Scale of Ramsay’s operations in the Australian context underpins, in our opinion, a sustainable competitive advantage which drives both cost advantage and a reasonable level of pricing power in negotiations with private health insurers. Unlike the United States, the Australian healthcare system relies...
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Aussie Core Stock Update: Santos Limited

Santos is looking attractive after a material reduction in balance sheet risk. With shares trading at nearly AUD 3.66, we believe investors are offered 44.8% potential upside. Capital expenditures now run at largely a maintenance level, and we forecast free cash flow to exceed AUD 1.0 billion by the end of 2021—sufficient to expunge net debt in that year all else being equal, including reinstatement of a 40% payout ratio from 2018. Santos is currently paying no dividends. Net debt/EBITDA...
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