Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Skaffold is expanding and by popular demand, we have added 27 requested stocks into Skaffold Global. From the London Stock Exchange we have added eight new stocks including Henderson Group, Coca Cola HBC, and Royal Mail and in the US market we have added Tesla, News Corp and American Airlines Group.
A quick overview of the most popular of these stocks reveals that Henderson Group (HGG) is currently rated A2 with a forecast change in value of 17.63%. There are currently 19 analysts covering the stock. Henderson went up 49.11% including dividends from the 1st of January 2015 to the 31st of January 2015.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
FlexiGroup’s established operations have for the best part been performing well, and good growth has been achieved by recent acquisitions. The vertically integrated model is working well for FXL, leaving it well positioned to meet its goal of being a digital finance leader.
When markets are turbulent, outperforming guidance is sometimes required to maintain share price equilibrium. Consequently, FlexiGroup will be a stock to watch closely when it opens this morning.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
What are the shares of the future, the ones that should find a place in every share investor's portfolio?
The Sydey Morning Herald asked five leading share analysts to nominate five shares each.
The picks have to be suitable for conservative investors who intend to invest for the long term.
Naturally, those requirements lead to the larger companies that tend to pay higher dividends than other companies and often, but not always, have high levels of franking credits.
With interest rates at a 50-year low, investors have been chasing yield on the sharemarket.
As a consequence, share prices of the big dividend payers, such as most of the big banks and Telstra, have, until recently, risen strongly over the past two years.
Much of the sell-off on the Australian sharemarket over the past few weeks has simply followed selling on Wall Street.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Since first flagging Titan Energy Services (TTN) as a stock on an impressive growth trajectory in August 2013, the company’s share price has been on a roller coaster ride.
TTN was trading at $2.27 when Skaffold crunched its 2013 full year results through its automated algorithms, and upgraded the company’s Skaffold Score from B3 to A2. By late October the share price hit $3.71 before retreating back to $2.07, as at 19 May 2014 close of trade. It was $2.32 on 12 May 2014. TTN’s share price isn’t for the feint hearted.
Today Titan Energy Services issued a trading update, and announced its win of new contracts. Here’s a snapshot of the good and bad disclosed in today’s announcement.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Technical and fundamental analysis may be polar opposites when it comes to investing in shares. By combining the two disciplines, you can potentially enhance the timing of your buy and sell decisions, especially within a share market where volatility is the new-norm.
To understand why technical and fundamental analysis can provide a more complete picture of a company and what’s happening on the share market, you need to recognise what each methodology can bring to your decision-making.
You can’t apply a value-investing methodology to stock selection if you don’t know what a company is worth. That’s where fundamental analysis comes in. By analysing historical financial data along with forecast earnings and profit projections, you’re in a better position to predict future company performance and growth.
Technical indicators, which focus on volume and price, try to gauge the direction in which share prices might be heading. This technique can help you time your entry into top quality stocks when they’re most likely to be cheaper.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
IPOs have the potential to give your portfolio entry-level access to quality stocks well positioned for a profitable future.
Unfortunately the share market has no shortage of IPOs that bombed, and relatively recent newcomers like Collins Foods and Myer have both struggled to trade above their float price. If Boart Longyear is any proxy, there’s no guarantee these stocks will rally any time soon. Since floating in 2007 BLY’s share price has fallen more than 97%.
So don’t get sucked into buying overpriced and overspruiked companies wired to uninspiring sectors with questionable growth projections destined to lose you money.
Friday, February 14, 2014
New opportunities were thin on the ground this week, with the majority of companies to report experiencing deteriorating Skaffold Scores. Many stocks also continue to trade at large premiums to Skaffold’s intrinsic value estimates.
After 6 years of membership in Skaffold’s premium group of companies, Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (DMP) has declined to B3.
This is a great example of Skaffold’s ability to demystify company results and present the facts of the case, so to speak.
Friday, February 07, 2014
REA Group (REA) and Titan Energy Services (TTN) have delivered impressive results this reporting season, and retained their A1 and A2 Skaffold Scores. TTN first came on our radar last reporting season when its improving balance sheet and economic performance resulted in its Skaffold Score improving from B3 to A2.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reports for around 300 global stocks flowed through Skaffold during January, including Apple, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, AT&T, Facebook, Intel, The Boeing Company, eBay, Nike, Caterpillar, Starbucks, Kimberly Clark, Yahoo!, Motorola, Xerox, Oshkosh, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Metro Inc, Prada, Singapore Exchange, PZ Cussons and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, we’ve put together a list of companies whose latest financial results are now available in Skaffold, including updated Skaffold Scores and Safety Margins.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Having watched growth stock FlexiGroup Ltd (FXL) rally hard on the back of favourable market sentiment this year, value investors can be forgiven for wondering whether now is a good time to join the herd and buy into this exciting financial services group.
Some brokers have a consensus target price in excess of $5.00 on the stock, yet based on the 19 December closing price of $4.21, FXL is trading at a 27% premium to its intrinsic value, according to Skaffold. As a value investor this should trigger a big red flag, despite on many metrics FXL’s share price has an outstanding track record.