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Market Close 19 Aug 22: Aussie market lifts for 5th straight week

Market Close 19 Aug 22: Aussie market lifts for 5th straight week

August 19, 2022

The Australian sharemarket finished largely flat on Friday, however still extended its winning streak to a fifth straight week. Gains from our mining and energy stocks today, were largely offset by losses from the banks and healthcare stocks.

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

Morning Report 19 Aug 22: US sharemarkets were up modestly on Thursday

Morning Report 19 Aug 22: US sharemarkets were up modestly on Thursday

August 19, 2022

Shares in Cisco Systems rose by 5.8% after issuing an upbeat sales forecast. But shares in Kohl's Corp slid by 7.7% after the retailer cut its full-year sales and profit forecasts. Shares in Apple fell 0.2%, Microsoft shares fell 0.4% and Walmart lost 0.3%. The Dow Jones index rose by 19 points or 0.1%. The S&P 500 index lifted by 0.2%. And the Nasdaq index gained 27 points or 0.2%.

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia  ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a  Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this  broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

Market Close 18 Aug 22: ASX 200 snaps 3-day winning streak

Market Close 18 Aug 22: ASX 200 snaps 3-day winning streak

August 18, 2022

The Australian sharemarket fell by 0.21%, losing ground for the first time this week on another big day for earnings. A key jobs report showed that close to 41,000 jobs were lost in July, raising the possibility of a smaller rate hike in September by the RBA.

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

Morning Report 18 Aug 22: US sharemarkets were lower on Wednesday

Morning Report 18 Aug 22: US sharemarkets were lower on Wednesday

August 18, 2022

US sharemarkets were lower on Wednesday as investors digested the minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting. Shares in Target fell 2.7%, in response to weak sales results. The Dow Jones index closed lower by 172 points or 0.5%. The S&P 500 index fell by 0.7%. And the Nasdaq index fell by 164 points or 1.3%.

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

Market Close 17 Aug 22: ASX 200 extends winning streak to a third day

Market Close 17 Aug 22: ASX 200 extends winning streak to a third day

August 17, 2022

The Australian sharemarket rose for a third day, with the ASX 200 lifting by 0.31%. CBA fell after trading ex-dividend, while CSL Limited, Redbubble, Downer EDI, Domain, Magellan and Santos fell after handing down profit results. 

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

CSL’s Full Year Result 17 Aug 22: Plasma collection headwinds continue

CSL’s Full Year Result 17 Aug 22: Plasma collection headwinds continue

August 17, 2022

Australia’s third largest company CSL Limited (CSL) posted a modest lift in full year revenue, higher costs and softer net profit. While plasma collections rose, it was done at a higher cost, flu vaccine sales improved and a near US$12b acquisition has muddied its outlook.

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

Morning Report 17 Aug 22: US sharemarkets were mixed on Tuesday

Morning Report 17 Aug 22: US sharemarkets were mixed on Tuesday

August 17, 2022

US sharemarkets were mixed on Tuesday. Shares of Walmart climbed 5.1% after the retailer forecast a smaller drop in full-year profit than previously projected. Home improvement retailer Home Depot surpassed estimates for quarterly sales with its share price up 4.1%. But rising US government bond yields weighed on high-growth technology shares. The Dow Jones index closed higher for a fifth day, up by 240 points or 0.7%. The S&P 500 index rose by 0.2%. But the Nasdaq index dipped by 25.5 points or 0.2%.

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

Market Close 16 Aug 22: ASX 200 hits near 10-week high

Market Close 16 Aug 22: ASX 200 hits near 10-week high

August 16, 2022

The Australian sharemarket rose by 0.58% on Tuesday, briefly hitting a 10-week high in the process. While just 83 stocks on the ASX 200 rose, BHP Group surged by 4% after handing down its second largest full year underlying profit on record thanks partly to surging coal prices.

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

BHP Group Full Year Result 16 Aug 22: Record coal prices deliver historic result

BHP Group Full Year Result 16 Aug 22: Record coal prices deliver historic result

August 16, 2022

The world's biggest miner has reported a full year net profit of $30.90 billion compared to $11.30 billion for the same period a year earlier. The result was driven by record coal and copper prices. Removing one off items, underlying profit was up by 39% to $23.82 billion. Record free cash flow paved the way for a better than expected dividend of $1.75 a share, bringing the total payout for the year to $3.25 per share, up 8% on the year prior and representing a 77% pay out ratio.

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

Morning Report 16 Aug 22: US sharemarkets were firmer on Monday

Morning Report 16 Aug 22: US sharemarkets were firmer on Monday

August 16, 2022

US sharemarkets were firmer on Monday. Investors digested weak economic data in the US and China. Some investors believe that the soft data will temper the Federal Reserve rate hike expectations. The Dow Jones index closed higher by 151 points or 0.5%. The S&P 500 index rose by 0.4% and the Nasdaq index lifted by 81 points or 0.6%.

Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFLS 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 12 12 124 AFSL: 234945 (the Bank) and a Market Participant of the ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a Clearing Participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a Settlement Participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Any advice contained in this broadcast is general advice only. As the information in this broadcast has not been prepared with reference to your objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs, you should, before acting on it, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and seek appropriate professional advice. CommSec, the Bank, and their related entities do not accept any liability arising out of or in relation to reliance on the information in this broadcast. We believe that the information in this broadcast is correct as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. This report is under copyright to CommSec and the Bank and may not be used without their prior consent.

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