Harrison Watt, Shaw and Partners
BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Orocobre (ORE)
We believe value has returned to this lithium miner after several months of relative underperformance compared to its peers. Despite a recent disappointing production update, forward looking statements were positive and successful execution should result in an improving share price going forward.
P2P Transport (P2P)
The taxi and rideshare vehicle provider has been subdued since listing in December last year. However, company updates show it meeting and beating prospectus forecasts in relation to vehicle acquisitions. It should generate more revenue from a recently launched advertising platform. HOLD RECOMMENDATIONS
Shaver Shop Group (SSG)
The personal grooming retailer recently announced the addition of ghd (good hair day) beauty products to its offering from late May as it continues the push into the female market. Although it seemingly doubles the target market, Shaver Shop has previously failed to drive meaningful growth in the female market. Although there is upside potential, previous experience leaves me cautious. Gateway Lifestyle Group (GTY)
Offers designer homes in a community environment. GTY is searching for growth through acquisitions. In our view, this carries heightened risk in an environment of rising interest rates. However, recent purchases in South Australia seem positive. SELL RECOMMENDATIONS
Syrah Resources (SYR)
Construction of the company’s Balama graphite project in Mozambique is essentially complete. I view high expectations built into the project as elevating risk. If expectations aren’t met, the share price is likely to suffer. The shares were priced at $4.83 on January 5. The shares were trading at $3.11 on April 12. I am happy to sit on the sidelines.
WiseTech Global (WTC)
This software developer is in a downtrend. The shares were priced at $16.27 on February 2. The shares were trading at $9.57 on April 12. In our view, the stock is still too expensive as it was recently trading on an uncomfortably high price/earnings multiple.
Michael Heffernan, PhillipCapital
Macquarie Group (MQG)
A strong sharemarket performer in the past 12 months. MQG is internationally diverse, which is positive. Exposure to what I expect will be a buoyant sharemarket going forward should lift revenue and profits. CSL (CSL)
This world class blood plasma business, with its rivers of gold royalty streams, recently delivered an excellent half year report, which drove the share price higher. Its prospects are bright and I expect CSL to benefit from a stronger US dollar as the US economy continues to improve. HOLD RECOMMENDATIONS
Link Administration Holdings (LNK)
A major share registry business that consistently delivers sound results in challenging circumstances. Despite recent share price weakness, company fundamentals are attractive. Its UK purchase of Capita Asset Services looks promising. The a2 Milk Company (A2M)
The shares have soared in the past year to close at $11.99 on April 12. Its recent half year report exceeded expectations. But its high price/earnings ratio leaves little room for error should future performance disappoint the market. SELL RECOMMENDATIONS
AGL Energy (AGL)
Chart: Share price over the year
The share price has fallen from $24.59 on January 10 to close at $20.92 on April 12. The future of its Liddell power plant, set for closure by the company in 2022, has become a political energy issue and, in my view, most unhelpful. Better off elsewhere until a clearer outlook emerges. Harvey Norman (HVN)
The shares were priced at $4.58 on February 27. The shares closed at $3.39 on April 12. Competition in the discretionary retail sector is fierce at the best of times and I expect Amazon’s arrival will have an impact on Harvey Norman’s market share some time in the future.
Michael Gable, Fairmont Equities
Ramsay Health Care (RHC)
The private hospital operator is retesting 2017 lows in the form of a falling wedge. This often signifies a reversal of a downtrend. With the price/earnings ratio retreating to more attractive levels, we expect buying to come in now and lift RHC back towards $70. The shares were trading at $61.84 on April 12.
Westpac Bank (WBC)
The banks have been falling for some time and we’ve been waiting for the big four to finally hit our downside targets. They’re now finding support at the right levels and therefore represent a buying opportunity. WBC looks particularly strong on the chart.
BHP Billiton (BHP)
We had previously been looking at levels close to $28 to buy this global miner. Now that we’ve done that, we’re still comfortable with our target in the mid $30 region. The shares were trading at $29.64 on April 12.
This accounting software company has been a great trading stock for us in the past year. Despite it recently making a new high for the year, we still rate it as a hold. The charts indicate the shares are on course to rally towards $40. The shares were trading at $35.02 on April 12.
Afterpay Touch Group (APT)
We informed our newsletter subscribers that we believed this technology driven payments company was overvalued at near $7 and would fall towards $5.50. The shares were priced at $7.80 on March 13. By March 19, the shares had fallen to $6.88. On April 12, the shares were trading at $5.32. Price action remains bearish for APT and we have lowered our targets further to $4.80. In our view, any rallies in APT present an opportunity to sell.
Price action remains weak for this lithium miner with volume increasing on the way down. It may bounce towards $5.50 in the short term. But from a technical perspective, we can see low $4 levels in the next few months. The shares were trading at $4.76 on April 12.
Please note that Orocobre is recommended as a buy and a sell this week as brokers take different views on its outlook.
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