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The latest news and information on investment markets from Australia\'s leading online broker.

    Market Close 25 Feb 20: ASX 200 continues to retreat as Coronavirus concerns persist

    Market Close 25 Feb 20: ASX 200 continues to retreat as Coronavirus concerns persist

    Local shares remained under pressure on Tuesday as investors grapple with the economic impact of the coronavirus. One consolation was that the ASX 200 ended off session lows after US stock futures traded higher in after-hours trade.
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on the information in this report, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual's objectives, financial or taxation situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. This report is produced by Commonwealth Research based on information available at the time of publishing. We believe that the information in this correspondence is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, neither the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report.

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    Blackmores’ Half-Year Result 25 Feb 20: Higher costs and Coronavirus weigh on Blackmores (BKL) first half results.

    Blackmores’ Half-Year Result 25 Feb 20: Higher costs and Coronavirus weigh on Blackmores (BKL) first half results.

    Vitamin maker Blackmores (BKL) has reported a 46% fall in first half profit to $18.2 million; revenue for the same period fell 5% to $303 million. Earlier this month, the 12th of Feb, BKL lowered its profit forecast and said it would not pay an interim dividend, rather the cash will be ‘conserved’ to reinvest in the business. The result was in line with the recently revised earnings guidance. 
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on the information in this report, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual's objectives, financial or taxation situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. This report is produced by Commonwealth Research based on information available at the time of publishing. We believe that the information in this correspondence is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, neither the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report.

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    Estia Health’s Half-Year Result 25 Feb 20: Estia Health (EHE) profits fall in tough environment for aged care sector

    Estia Health’s Half-Year Result 25 Feb 20: Estia Health (EHE) profits fall in tough environment for aged care sector

    In challenging conditions, aged care provider, Estia Health (EHE) managed a slight lift to first half revenue, reporting a 9.1% increase to 316.1 million. However, net profit after tax (NPAT) fell sharply by 32.1% to 14.3 million while earnings (EBITDA) for mature homes (homes operating over 12 months or >85% occupancy) fell 12.6% to 40.9 million.
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on the information in this report, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual's objectives, financial or taxation situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. This report is produced by Commonwealth Research based on information available at the time of publishing. We believe that the information in this correspondence is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, neither the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report.

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    Mid-Session 25 Feb 20: Shares continue to slide on coronavirus concerns

    Mid-Session 25 Feb 20: Shares continue to slide on coronavirus concerns

    The Australian sharemarket has added to yesterday’s declines as fears linked to the economic impact of the coronavirus escalate.
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on the information in this report, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual's objectives, financial or taxation situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. This report is produced by Commonwealth Research based on information available at the time of publishing. We believe that the information in this correspondence is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, neither the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report.

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    Executive Series 17 Feb 20: Imdex Ltd (IMD) Chief Operating Officer, Paul House

    Executive Series 17 Feb 20: Imdex Ltd (IMD) Chief Operating Officer, Paul House

    Imdex Ltd (IMD) Chief Operating Officer, Paul House speaks with Tom Piotrowski about the company’s strong revenue growth, acquisition of Flexidrill & outlook to commercialise its new drilling & mining technologies. 
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on the information in this report, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual's objectives, financial or taxation situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. This report is produced by Commonwealth Research based on information available at the time of publishing. We believe that the information in this correspondence is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, neither the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report.

    • 4 min
    Morning Report 25 Feb 20: Coronavirus fears drive heavy selling

    Morning Report 25 Feb 20: Coronavirus fears drive heavy selling

    Global sharemarkets have fallen by up to 5.5% on fears about the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and its impact on global economic activity. US sharemarkets slumped on Monday in line with other global bourses with all 11 major S&P sectors lower.
     
    This report is approved and distributed in Australia by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399, AFSL 238814 (CommSec) a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The Bank and its subsidiaries have effected or may effect transactions for their own account in any investments or related investments referred to in this report. This report is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any securities or financial products, and has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial or taxation situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on the information in this report, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual's objectives, financial or taxation situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. This report is produced by Commonwealth Research based on information available at the time of publishing. We believe that the information in this correspondence is correct and any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made as at the time of its compilation, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, neither the Bank nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability to any person for loss or damage arising from the use of this report.

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