Despite the gloom, this is the best reporting season in years

Original article by Patrick Commins
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 11 & 26 : 29-Aug-17

Financial market analysts argue that negative perceptions of the August 2017 reporting season are not justified. Jason Steed of JP Morgan notes that 123 stocks in the S&P/ASX 200 Index have risen so far in August, while he adds that investors’ perceptions of the reporting season are often influenced by a handful of stocks that post large declines in the wake of their earnings results. Hasan Tevfik of Credit Suisse says the capital expenditure intentions of ASX 200 companies also demonstrates the strength of the reporting season.

CORPORATES
STANDARD AND POOR’S ASX 200 INDEX, JP MORGAN AUSTRALIA LIMITED, CREDIT SUISSE (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED, BLUESCOPE STEEL LIMITED – ASX BSL, HEALTHSCOPE LIMITED – ASX HSO, INSURANCE AUSTRALIA GROUP LIMITED – ASX IAG, QBE INSURANCE GROUP LIMITED – ASX QBE, SUNCORP GROUP LIMITED – ASX SUN, TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED – ASX TLS, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL

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