Share Tips - News, Analysis & Hot Stocks

No matter what the market’s doing, there will always be good and bad stocks. Our analysts apply a mix of fundamental and technical research to identify the best opportunities for medium to longer term investors and those running self managed super funds.

Ultimately our aim is to find companies that are undervalued. We start the process by looking at what’s happening globally to work out which sectors of the market are likely to outperform. Then we look for the most appealing stocks. We assess individual companies and calculate our best estimates of what the stock is worth based on forecasts of the companies’ earnings and cash flows. This process involves analysing a wide range of factors that affect the company.

We typically have around 20-30 stocks in our portfolio, so we can afford to scour the market, be picky and invest in only the very best opportunities.

See below some of the hottest stocks to buy and sell on the S&P/ASX 200 and which stocks to watch.


Share to buy – Austral Limited

Austal Limited is a global defence prime contractor. The Group supplies vessel platforms such as the Littoral Combat Ship and the Joint High Speed Vessel to the United States Navy, an extensive range of patrol and auxiliary vessels to defence forces around the world, and installs and maintains military communications, radar and command and control


Share to buy – Hansen Technologies Limited

Hansen Technologies Limited develops, supports and integrates billing systems software for the telecommunications and utilities sectors in Australia. The Company also provides IT outsourcing services such as facilities management and develops software and services for workforce management. HSN shares shot up in May on the back of an acquisition and again in late July, early


Share to buy – My Net Fone (MNF)

My Net Fone Limited provides broadband Voice Over Internet services (VOIP). The Company offers services to both residential and business customers. MNF shares have rallied almost non-stop since August last year, almost tripling from a little over $1 to its current level around $3.25. The stock took a tumble in August this year in the


Share to Sell – Mermaid Marine (MRM)

Mermaid Marine Australia Limited provides diversified marine services. The Company operates mainly in the Dampier and North West Shelf in Western Australia and also in the Northern Territory. Mermaid operates crew vessel charters, vessel manning, management and logistics along with operating supply base facilities. MRM has been in freefall since early September when it topped


Share to buy- Ardent Leisure Group (AAD)

  Ardent Leisure Group is a trust established to acquire and invest in leisure and entertainment properties in Australia. The Trust’s property portfolio comprises theme parks, bowling centres, and health clubs as well as a portfolio of family entertainment assets in the United States. AAD has enjoyed an extraordinary run in the past few years,


Share to Buy – Shine Corporate (SHJ)

Shine Corporate (SHJ) is an Australian law firm that focuses on plaintiff litigation, with particular emphasis on personal injury and emerging practice areas. SHJ is based in Queensland but has grown a national footprint through a series of acquisitions. Acquisition-led growth Along with Slater and Gordon (SGH), SHJ is taking advantage of the highly fragmented


Share to buy: CQR

Our bullish view on CQR is based on expectations of steady earnings growth and asset revaluations, a defensive rent base, its healthy balance sheet and reasonable valuation. CQR’s 1H14 like-for-like net operating income (NOI) showed modest growth of 2.5%, despite a tough retail environment. This came on the back of 3.3% rent growth from specialty


Share to sell: GWA Group (GWA)

GWA’s result in February missed consensus estimates and guidance was lowered. Cost increases, the A$ and price declines all offset attempted cost savings, so GWA needs to work harder. Bathrooms & Kitchens saw margin expansion but with 70% of products imported and GWA’s 32% premium pricing to peer product ranges, there are concerns over the


Share to buy: Investa Office Fund (IOF)

Investa Office Fund (IOF) Investa Office Fund is a real estate investment trust. The Fund is an owner of investment grade office buildings and receives rental income from a tenant register comprising predominantly of Government and blue chip tenants. IOF has investments located in CBD markets throughout Australia and select offshore markets in Europe. IOF’s