Today’s Headlines

  • ASX 200 takes some profits, down 7 at 6225.
  • High 6243 Low 6218. Subdued volumes.
  • Big week up 131 points(2.15%). 200 for June.
  • Banks the bright spot after ANZ buyback increased.
  • Resources slide with Energy ahead of OPEC tonight.
  • USD earners take a hit.
  • Penn rings the wrong number at TLS.
  • AUD steadies to 73.99c.
  • Bitcoin lower at US$6653.
  • AUD Gold slightly lower to $1257.
  • US futures up 48.
  • Asian markets weaker, China down 0.14% and Japan down 0.33%.

FUTURES AND HIGHS AND LOWS

STOCK STUFF

  • APO -2.44% HT1 +4.24% Adshel war heating up.
  • CCP -7.32% responds to negative research report.
  • HSN -28.28% comes unstuck with profit downgrade.
  • FBU -0.47% broker downgrade following investor day.
  • RHC -2.40% broker downgrades.
  • TLS -1.47% not getting any better.
  • WGB -unchanged- first day.
  • AMA -3.06% ATO scuppers deal.
  • BVS +2.46% deal with L&G.
  • AOG -3.29% profit upgrade.
  • BLA +12.97% pressure released.
  • PHK +2.53% kicking higher again.
  • TTT +9.25% buyers are back.
  • GFY -unchanged- hoovered up, done and dusted t/o at 90%.
  • GEM +3.00% finding friends.
  • BAL -6.51% profit taking and broker downgrade.
  • Speculative stock of the day: Thin volumes no standouts.
  • Biggest risers – OMH, WPP, HT1, JMS, AHY, GEM.
  • Biggest fallers – HSN, CCP, BAL, EHL, CKF and WTC.

POINTS

TODAY

  • Aveo (AOG) – 3.29% Upgrades FY18 EPS guidance to 21.6c from 20.4c on the back of better than expected development profits flowing from the Group’s flagship retirement community development in Brisbane.
  • APN Outdoor (APO) – 2.44Has submitted a proposal to acquire 100% of the Adshel business from HT&T for $540m. APO reaffirms FY18 EBITDA guidance of between $92m and $96m.
  • ANZ +2.87% will increase its current on-market share buy-back, commenced on 15 January 2018, by a further $1.5bn to a total of $3.0bn ANZ’s reported Level 2 Common Equity Tier 1 capital (CET1) ratio as at 31 March 2018 was 11.04%. This would increase by ~56bps on a pro forma basis after adjusting for completion of the buy-back, receipt of the reinsurance proceeds and completion of announced asset sales.
  • Hansen Technologies (HSN) – 28.28% “For FY18, expectations are for operating revenue of approximately $230m and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA1) of approximately $58 million, giving an EBITDA margin of around 25%. For FY19, notwithstanding that growth in underlying recurring revenue is anticipated, at this stage total revenue is expected to be slightly below FY18.”
  • Credit Corp (CCP) -7.32% The company has learned from others in short sellers sights with a strong statement after being suspended yesterday following an anonymous report which raised some questions. It has strongly refuted the investment thesis and issued this statement regarding the outlook. “The Company is experiencing strong operational performance over the final quarter and re-affirms its FY2018 market guidance as summarised below. The guidance reflects NPAT growth in FY2018 of up to 16% and the company is on track for continued growth in FY2019.

BEST AND WORST

ECONOMIC NEWS

  • James Shipton, the new head of ASIC, has fronted the pollies and has warned the financial services industry to sort itself out, and quickly.
  • The DPP is looking at AMP and potential criminal charges.

BOND MARKETS

ASIAN MARKETS NEWS

  • Morgan Stanley slashed their 12-month target for the Hang Seng Index by about 10% this week. The new forecast implies a slump of 18% from the gauge’s January peak.
  • Goldman Sachs is starting to back off its long-time bullish call on Asian stocks, paring its 12-month target for the MSCI Asia Pacific excluding Japan index Thursday to 625 from 640.
  • Chinese markets are at their lowest since June 2016. It is the worst performing market this year. It is down nearly 20% from its peak in January. Seems moves to deleverage have taken their toll.
  • The early reading on Japan’s manufacturing sector in June showed a marked pick-up from May but export orders fell in the face of a looming US-China trade war.
  • Japanese core inflation holds steady.

EUROPE AND US MORNING HEADLINES

  • Euro markets expected to open slightly positive.
  • US Banks have passed the first round of Fed stress tests.
  • Greece has won a ten-year reprieve on EUR 100bn of bailout loans. Never ever ever gonna pay that back. Ever.

And finally…

Go England…bought it at the Stockbrokers Awards Calcutta…dumb idea…

Have a great weekend 

Clarence

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