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Broker buys & upgrades: has the risk come out of equities?

Broker buys & upgrades: has the risk come out of equities?

By Staff Journalist 09.10.2011


After yet another tumultuous week - beginning on Monday with the worst sell off in more than a year - investors are likely to shift their gaze from Europe's debt crisis to the health of US companies as US earnings season gets underway. Last week the Dow gained 1.74% and the S&P 500 rose by 2.12%. After plunging on Monday and falling further Tuesday, the ASX200 ended up 3.85% for the week.

Investors are keen to know if the bad news has been factored in, or whether further dramas are in store. Europe is taking steps to contain the eurozone sovereign debt crisis as Greece teeters on default. On Thursday, the European Central Bank announced measures to shore up banks in the 17-nation eurozone that have been weakened by sovereign debt problems.

Amidst the chaos, the game for Australia hasn't changed considerably. Sure, there is noise from China that growth is slowing marginally, however there are no signs of a substantial pullback that would have a material affect on the Australian mining sector. And while the outlook for US growth is weak, there are few signs that a Great Depression is on the cards.

Bearing this in mind, the broker buys for the week feature a long list of sold-off and upgraded stocks. Notable upgrades in target prices include this week's Bull of the Week Gindalbie Metals, Iluka Resources and Stockland. Other stocks upgraded to Buys include Coffey International, Bathurst Resources, CSL, Charter Hall Office REIT, BHP, Billabong and Mirvac.

 

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Broker buys

  • ASX Code
  • Company
  • Broker
  • NABNABLonsec
  • PPTPerpetualLonsec
  • FXLFlexigroupLincoln
  • AGIAinsworthLincoln
  • MTUM2 GroupCalibre
  • AFJAffinityCalibre

Broker sells

  • ASX Code
  • Company
  • Broker
  • MTSMetcashLonsec
  • MYRMyerLonsec
  • XROXeroLincoln
  • MCSMcAleeseLincoln
  • MTSMetcashAlpha Securities
  • SBMSt BarbaraAlpha Securities

Central Banks Rates

  • RBA2.50%
  • FED0.25%
  • BOE0.50%
  • BOC1.00%
  • RBNZ2.75%
  • ECB0.25%
  • SNB0.00%
  • BOJ0.10%

Upcoming dividends

  • ASX Code
  • Company, Div., Franking
  • Ex-Div.
  • CUPCountplus Limited, 110.26c, 100%24/04/14
  • SSTSteamships Trading Co Ltd, 62c, 0%28/04/14
  • MFFMagellan Flagship Fund, 1c, 0%29/04/14
  • PPKPPK Group Ltd, 1.5c, 100%29/04/14
  • WATWaterco Limited, 3c, 100%07/05/14
  • TWDTamawood Limited, 8c, 100%09/05/14
  • UOSUnited Overseas Aus Ltd, 2c, 0%14/05/14
  • EALE&A Limited, 2.75c, 100%29/05/14
  • AQZAlliance Aviation Svcs, 3.6c, 100%03/06/14
  • KMDKathmandu Hld Ltd, 2.4c, 100%04/06/14

Eight brokers like these stocks

  • ASX Code
  • Company Name
  • Consensus Target
  • DOWDowner EDI Limited$5.778
  • FMGFortescue Metals Grp Ltd$6.893
  • ORAOrora Limited$1.514
  • RIORio Tinto Limited$81.219
  • MBLMacquarie Bank Ltd$104.744

Upcoming Floats

  • ASX Code
  • Company Name
  • Float Date
  • HUAHuaYi Resources Ltd15/05/14
  • AOWAmerican Patriot Oil & Gas Ltd12/05/14
  • ACQAcorn Capital Investment Fund30/04/14
  • TOF360 Capital Office Fund24/04/14
  • FTHFifth Element Res Ltd17/04/14

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