Blue Chips & Stocks To Watch!

Ten Internet and IT Stocks To Watch

It has been a long road since Y2K and the Dot Com boom and bust, but the IT and internet sector is starting to gain traction again with a number of companies reporting solid profits and dividends. Expecting to benefit from a notable uplift in information technology (IT) spending by state and federal governments, plus…

Bear of The Week – 27th March 2011

Stock: Macmahon Holdings Limited Stock code: MAH Share Price: $0.575 (as at Friday 25th March, 2011) Broker sells:  Novus Capital (14/3/2011, share price was $0.54 that day) State One Stockbroking (14/3/2011, share price was $0.54 that day) Chart: Share price over the year to 25/03/2011 versus ASX200 (XJO) A common theme for so many companies…

Stock of the Week – 27th March 2011

Stock: Origin Energy Limited Stock code: ORG Share Price: $15.86 (as at Friday 25th March, 2011) Broker buys:  Shadforth Financial Group (14/3/2011, share price was $15.66 that day) Chart: Share price over the year to 25/03/2011 versus ASX200 (XJO) With the market down 6 per cent year to date and its shares down 17 per…

Bear of the Week – 20th March 2011

Stock: Melbourne IT Limited Stock code: MLB Share Price: $1.83 (as at Friday 18th March, 2011) Broker sells:  RBS Morgans (7/3/2011, share price was $1.99 that day) Chart: Share price over the year to 18/03/2011 versus ASX200 (XJO) Long-term shareholders have to be wondering if they’d be better off waiting for Godot or wait another year…

Think Dividends, Think Mid-Caps

Most income-seeking investors focus on blue-chip stocks for yield because they are more reliable. That’s the theory. In practice, many blue-chips disappointed on the yield front after the global financial crisis. Dividends, while improving, are still sluggish as boards prefer to retain cash rather than pay it back to shareholders through higher dividends or, better…

Bear Of The Week – 13th March 2011

Stock: Billabong International Limited Stock code: BBG  Share Price: $8.11 (as at Friday 11th March, 2011) Broker sells:  Lincoln Indicators (28/2/2011, share price was $8.46 that day) Austock (20/12/2010, share price was $8.07 that day) Patersons (15/11/2010, share price was $8.31 that day) Alto Capital (29/11/2010, share price was $8.56 that day) Chart: Share price over…

Dingoes Of The ASX 50

Stockmarket investors who don’t want to go to the trouble of sifting through stock tips or poring over charts for under-valued trading opportunities can always fall back on a ‘mechanical’ strategy, where the investor simply buys stocks that fit a selection criterion, or set of criteria. It could be the stocks with the lowest price/earnings…

Stock Of The Week – 20th February 2011

Is Downer EDI a value play or value trap? For shareholders of Downer EDI (DOW), the last 12 months have been challenging ones to say the least.  Shares of DOW have fallen approximately 52 per cent. The start of the 2011 hasn’t been much better.  Shares tumbled from $4.50 to as low as $3.66 following…

Mid-Cap Stocks To Boost Your Portfolio

Companies with a market capitalisation between $300 million and $1.3 billion are broadly defined as mid-cap sector stocks, according to Shaw Stockbroking analyst Scott Marshall. But share price movements can easily move stocks in and out of the above dollar range. Marshall says there’s more than 200 mid-caps listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, and,…

Dump this bank from your portfolio

The big four Aussie banks have dominated the market for several decades, pulling in massive profits in good times and bad. But on the back of the biggest financial crisis of our lifetime, some of them are looking positively wobbly. Coming soon – to appear in an upcoming newsletter.