Archive for March, 2008

David Jones Interim Up.

David Jones Interim Up.
March 27th. 2008 - Australasian Investment Review – (AIR)
Upmarket retailer, David Jones had a very different reception from the market yesterday to its interim profit than it got last month when it flagged a solid increase was on the cards.
The guidance upgrade on February 11 was given the thumbs down with the [...]

Victoria Petroleum (VPE) brings into production its new oilfield.See pdf file for more details.

David Jones Lifts 1H Profit By 25%
Upmarket retailer, David Jones (DJS) today delivered a satisfying half year profit of $89 million, pushing the shares up by 4.8% to $3.71.
David Jones reported underlying profit after tax of $89 million for the first half of the 2008 compared to $71.1 million the previous financial year, an increase [...]

Santos Loses CEO.

Santos Loses CEO
March 26th. 2008 - Australasian Investment Review – (AIR)
The oil price boom of the past three years has made the managements of every oil company look good.
Woodside, Roc Oil, Oil Search, Tap Oil, AWE and even BHP Billiton have all prospered as the rising level of demand from Asia and India, America’s profligate [...]

Sigma Pharma Positive On Outlook Despite Profit Slump.
Drug manufacturer and distributor, Sigma Pharmaceuticals (SIP) has met its annual earnings forecast and said net profit would rise 7% this year, propelling its shares up5%.
This is despite the group reporting 24% decrease in net profit after tax to $77.2 million, from $101.8 million in the previous year.
However, [...]

John asked the question,”When would you use a stop loss?”
I always employ a stop loss whenever I buy a stock. I see it is a form of insurance.
But it has a twofold purpose as it stops you having a too great a loss and you can use it to lock in those profits by using [...]

Weekly Diary:

March 25th. 2008 - Australasian Investment Review – (AIR)

A quietish week with the Reserve Bank’s Stability Report on the Australian Financial System a highlight on Thursday, interim figures from retailer, David Jones, TV group, Ten Network and the 2007-08 final figures later today from Sigma Pharmaceuticals.
After the long weekend, only some Asian markets and the [...]

Midday Market News.

Midday Market Roundup
March 25th. 2008 - Australasian Investment Review – (AIR)

The market is up 178. 55 points are thanks to the big four banks. The SFE Futures were suggesting an 11 point rise in the market this morning despite a 448 point rise in Wall St in the last two sessions.
Dow Jones was up 187 [...]

NAB Downgrades The US.

NAB Downgrades The US
March 24th. 2008 - Australasian Investment Review – (AIR)

The National Australia Bank has cut its growth forecast for the US economy and now expects it to slide into recession in the first half of this year.
In an update to last week week’s monthly forecasts released yesterday, the NAB also saw the Fed [...]

March 23rd. 2008 - Australasian Investment Review – (AIR)

Wesfarmers wants to keep Kmart.
The announcement and the follow up rebound on the wider market after the Fed rate cut went a long way to crowding out worries that Wesfarmers was having trouble refinancing $US4 billion in short term debt from the deal that saw it buy [...]

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