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29/03/2017 | 9:33 AM  Davis Associates' Chris Davis says the best time to invest is when you have the money, and to ignore market "noise".

29/03/2017 | 8:24 AM  While TV stations face threats in the modern communication era, as technology advances and a shifting regulatory landscape change the rules of the game, some are faring better than others.

28/03/2017 | 9:05 AM  Australian retail company performance was stronger than anticipated in the first half of fiscal 2017, according to Peter Warnes, Morningstar's head of equity research.

27/03/2017 | 11:36 AM  The mid-tier diversified miner will return US$500 million to shareholders via an on-market share buyback, taking advantage of its strong cash balance.

24/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  All stakeholders, from customers to investors, should share the load as management adapts to changes in market conditions, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

22/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  Downer EDI's $1.15-a-share takeover bid for the oft-unloved Spotless Group recognises several of the facility and laundry services provider's attractive attributes.

21/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  While having attracted its fair share of controversy over the past several months, there is still a lot to like about this ASX-listed casino operator.

20/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  Morningstar's directors of equity research think investors need to be cautious in the market today and offer some of their best investment ideas.

20/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  Short-term factors such as a great harvest have pushed some ASX listed agricultural stocks higher, but will the great run continue?

17/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  There were few surprises as the US Federal Open Market Committee increased the federal funds rate by 25 basis points, but it remains to be seen whether this upward momentum will be maintained.

16/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  Retail heavyweight Myer Holdings has announced $62.8 million in net profit after tax for the first half of fiscal 2017, up 5 per cent from its interim 2016 result even as sales unwind.

16/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  The Fed's plan for stair-step rate hikes in the coming years will likely be derailed by economic reality, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

15/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  Companies produced reasonably good results overall with only a few standouts, even as a cost-out theme dominated, says Peter Warnes, Morningstar's head of equities research.

10/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  With the Federal Reserve poised to lift rates in the US next week, Morningstar's Peter Warnes suggests the track leading towards a lift by the RBA could be a long one.

09/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  Despite posting a loss for fiscal 2016, this oil and gas exploration and production company returned to Morningstar's Best Stock Ideas list at the start of March.

09/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  The first Morningstar webcast of 2017, held just days after Trump's inauguration, covered a lot of ground including the impact on credit markets and currency; the role of sentiment versus fundamentals; energy prices and more.

06/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  The popularity of listed investment companies is on the rise again, but there are several things investors need to be aware of before buying in, explains Michael Malseed, Morningstar senior analyst, manager research.

06/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  There are two stocks on the ASX that not only deliver fully-franked dividends and carry strong competitive advantages, they're currently trading at modest discounts to their fair values.

06/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  Issues around company stewardship were prominent during the most recent earnings season, as some blue-chip stocks reported results at the same time as news headlines swirled about issues of CEO misconduct.

03/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  The expectations now confronting President Trump are stratospheric, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says, with the funding of large spending plans set to test the resolve of Congress.

01/03/2017 | 4:34 PM  Despite delivering lacklustre numbers in the recent earnings season, several companies within the worst-performing sectors of the ASX may still represent good value to the right investor.

27/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  The global insurance company has reported a US$898-million cash profit and 33 Australian cent dividend for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2016.

27/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  Lend Lease has reported a net profit of $394.8 million for the half year ending 31 December 2016, up 12 per cent from the prior corresponding half.

27/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  As the curtains close on the 1H17 reporting season, BHP books earnings that are slightly softer than expected, while Woolies takes market share at the expense of margins.

24/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  Mayne Pharma has reported $56.6 million in underlying net profit for the first half of fiscal 2017--almost triple the $20.4 million result in the prior corresponding period.

24/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  When it comes to investing, don't buy in after the first dose of bad news as it is more likely than not more bad news will follow, Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

23/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  Casino operator Crown Resorts has announced declines across the business for 1H17, as net profit and revenue fell 9 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively.

23/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  The wealth manager delivers solid first-half results, with net profit rising 2 per cent from a year earlier to $66 million on the back of a 5 per cent bump in revenue.

23/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  The flag carrier posts an underlying first-half profit of $715 million, after profitability across all units was offset by a "mixed" international aviation market.

23/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  The shopping centre operator records funds from operations of US$700 million for 2016, down from US$783 million in 2015 but in line with guidance.

23/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  Strong production and lower costs have helped Woodside Petroleum deliver a profit surge in 2016, despite lower energy prices.

22/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  The insurer posts a 4.3 per cent fall in net profit for the first half of fiscal 2017 to $446 million, with a fall in investment income denting earnings.

22/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  Fortescue Metals Group has reported $1.2 billion in net profit after tax and a 20-cent dividend for the first half of fiscal 2017.

22/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  The retail giant's first-half net profit from continuing operations falls 17 per cent as it continues to invest in the transformation of its food business.

22/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  The world's biggest miner swings from loss to profit for the first half of fiscal 2017 on the back of productivity improvements and higher commodity prices.

21/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  The Papua New Guinea-based exploration and production company returned to profit in 2016, booking US$89.8m in net profits after tax, but its dividend and revenue both declined relative to 2015.

21/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  Strong revenue growth in its Australian and New Zealand operations sees SEEK deliver an 11 per cent rise in underlying half-year earnings.

21/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  The Westfield shopping centre owner posts 2016 funds from operations of $1.238 billion, in line with Morningstar's expectations.

21/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  Despite one of these retailers anticipating a more positive interim and FY17 result than the market might have expected, persistent headwinds for the sector show little sign of abating.

20/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  Private health insurer NIB has reported $71 million in net profit after tax for the first half of fiscal 2017, up 65 per cent on the same period in 2016.

17/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  The oil and gas company posts a US$1.05bn loss for fiscal 2016 after writing off US$1 billion from its Gladstone liquefied natural gas project.

17/02/2017 | 4:34 PM  Medibank Private has lifted half-year profit 1.9 per cent to $231.9 million on higher investment income, but the insurer is battling loss of market share.

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