Mid-Session 17 Aug 17: ASX 200 breaks above the 5,800 point mark

August 17, 2017

The local share market is rising higher for a fourth straight day, with the ASX 200 up 0.3% to 5,803. Gains from mining & consumer stocks are helping to offset a heavy fall in the Telco sector after Telstra’s change to its dividend policy disappointed investors. 

 

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AM Report 17 Aug 17: Donald Trump disbands councils and Fed Res more cautious

August 16, 2017

US sharemarkets posted modest gains on Wednesday. Investors digested the latest Fed minutes and economic data. Also investors reacted to the decision by the US President to disband his manufacturing council. The Dow Jones rose by 26 points or 0.1%. The S&P 500 rose by 0.1% while the Nasdaq rose by 12 points or 0.2%. Minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting showed that policymakers were concerned about ongoing weak inflation, adding to the belief that they can be patient about lifting interest rates. 

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Market Close 16 Aug 17: Market finishes firmer for a third day

August 16, 2017

The local market rally continued today, with the ASX 200 finishing up 0.5% thanks to strong gains in the Telco and Energy sectors. 

 

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Westfield Half Year Result 16 Aug 17: WFD turns focus to flagship stores & technology grow profits

August 16, 2017

Westfield has reported a net profit of US$588.9 million in the first half year, an increase of almost 20%. Revenue in the period rose 18.3% to US$987.6 million. 

 

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Woodside Petroleum Half Year Result 16 Aug 17: WPL lift in profit & lower costs help to boost dividend

August 16, 2017

Woodside Petroleum’s half year results were largely in line with expectations. Investors were happy to see the first half dividend coming in higher than expected. 

 

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Stockland Full Year Result 16 Aug 17: SGP profits lift on strong Australian property market

August 16, 2017

Stockland has posted a larger than expected lift in net profit for the year to June 2017, to $1,195 million. This result benefitted from Australia’s solid property market.

 

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Origin Energy Full Year Result 16 Aug 17: ORG records $2.2b loss but underlying results tick the boxes

August 16, 2017

Origin Energy has reported a full year loss of $2,226 million. The main feature of the result was the impairment charge of more than $3 billion against the carry value of its assets - reflecting weaker energy prices. 

 

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CSL Full Year Result: Bumper 2017 result but 2018 forecast underwhelms investors

August 16, 2017
Blood products maker and distributer, CSL Limited has lifted its full-year net profit after tax by 24% in constant currency terms, otherwise up 7.6% to A$1.7 billion in official reported terms. 
 

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Fairfax Media Full Year Result 16 Aug 17: FXJ plans to spin-off Domain; trading to start in Nov

August 16, 2017

Fairfax Media has returned to profitability, posting an improved $83.9m full year profit for the 12 months to June 30 and provided details on its planned Domain IPO. 

 

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Mid-Session 16 Aug 17: CBA & Suncorp trade ex-dividend, weighing on the market

August 16, 2017

The local share market is losing some recent gains, weighed down by falls in the financial, materials and healthcare sectors. 

 

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