Westpac challenged on growth

Original article by Joyce Moullakis
The Australian – Page: 23 : 7-Nov-18

Credit Suisse and Bell Potter have upgraded their earnings forecasts for Westpac following the release of the bank’s latest full-year financial results. Credit Suisse expects Westpac’s cash profit to rise to $8.29bn in 2018-19, after a flat profit of $8.07bn for 2017-18. Meanwhile, Macquarie Group and Morgan Stanley have reduced their earnings-per-share forecasts, and Victor German of Macquarie expects Westpac’s earnings growth in 2018-19 to be "negligible".

CORPORATES
WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, CREDIT SUISSE (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED, BELL POTTER SECURITIES LIMITED, MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED – ASX MQG, MORGAN STANLEY AUSTRALIA LIMITED

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