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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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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

week 31 October 2014
    • 27
    • ARG Argo Investments annual general meeting | 4:26 AM
    • BEN Bendigo and Adelaide Bank annual general meeting | 4:27 AM
    • SPO Spotless annual general meeting | 4:28 AM
    • RBA Panel participation by Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) head of financial stability, Luci Ellis at the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute panel roundtable | 6:07 AM
    • 28
    • AOFM AOFM to issue $200 million of February 21, 2022 indexed Treasury bonds | 4:05 AM
    • SGP Stockland annual general meeting | 4:26 AM
    • Financial Review's Future Forum Financial Review's Future Forum: The Asian Century, featuring Telstra chief financial officer Andrew Penn, Fortescue Metals chief executive Nev Power and former Australian Ambassador to China Geoff Raby | 4:27 AM
    • WPL WorleyParsons annual general meeting | 4:27 AM
    • WHC Whitehaven Coal annual general meeting | 4:28 AM
    • SGF Challenger annual general meeting | 4:29 AM
    • TAH Tabcorp annual general meeting | 4:29 AM
    • BGA Bega Cheese annual general meeting | 5:13 AM
    • ANZ ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence survey | 5:16 AM
    • DMP Domino's Pizza annual general meeting | 6:08 AM
    • 29
    • MMS McMillan Shakespeare Group annual general meeting | 2:18 AM
    • QRX QRxPharma annual general meeting | 2:18 AM
    • TTS Tatts annual general meeting | 4:06 AM
    • AOFM AOFM to issue $600 million of April 21, 2029 Treasury bonds | 4:59 AM
    • DXS Dexus Property Group annual general meeting | 5:40 AM
    • AGO Atlas Iron annual general meeting | 5:41 AM
    • JBH JB Hi-Fi annual general meeting | 5:42 AM
    • MOC Mortgage Choice annual general meeting | 6:05 AM
    • NIB nib Holdings annual general meeting | 6:08 AM
    • TPI Transpacific Industries annual general meeting | 6:09 AM
    • SUN Suncorp chief executive Patrick Snowball speaking at American Chamber of Commerce in Australia lunch | 6:09 AM
    • GXL Greencross annual general meeting | 6:46 AM
    • 30
    • IAG IAG annual general meeting | 2:19 AM
    • NAB NAB full year results | 4:23 AM
    • AAD Ardent Leisure annual general meeting | 4:24 AM
    • PAS PAS Group annual general meeting | 4:25 AM
    • FDC Federation Centres annual general meeting | 4:25 AM
    • FLT Flight Centre annual general meeting | 4:26 AM
    • PPT Perpetual annual general meeting | 5:13 AM
    • NCK Nick Scali annual general meeting | 5:18 AM
    • HIA HIA New home sales for September | 5:19 AM
    • AOFM AOFM to issue $500 million of Treasury notes, maturing on February 27, 2015 | 5:19 AM
    • FNP Freedom Foods annual general meeting | 5:19 AM
    • TOL Toll Group investor day | 5:35 AM
    • UGL UGL annual general meeting | 5:42 AM
    • ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) international trade price indexes for September quarter | 6:05 AM
    • BTT BT Investment Management full year results | 6:06 AM
    • WES Wesfarmers first quarter sales results | 6:10 AM
    • 31
    • ANZ ANZ full year results | 5:20 AM
    • EGP Echo Entertainment annual general meeting | 5:21 AM
    • ABS ABS producer price indexes for September quarter | 5:22 AM
    • RBA RBA to release financial aggregates for September | 5:22 AM
    • NCM Newcrest Mining annual general meeting | 5:22 AM
    • HIL Hills annual general meeting | 5:23 AM
    • AOFM AOFM to issue $600 million of October 21, 2019 Treasury bonds | 5:23 AM
    • MQG Macquarie Group half year results | 6:09 AM
    • ORG Origin Energy quarterly production report | 6:09 AM

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