Buy, Sell, Hold Recommendations – Herald Sun 5/5/2013

Geoff SafferAs featured in the Herald Sun on May 5th 2013 here are the latest buy, sell and hold recommendations from Geoff Saffer Equity Analyst & Educational Facilitator at the Australian Stock Report.

Geoff has over 10 years’ experience researching and analysing Australian stocks, with a passion for fundamental analysis and specialty in identifying undervalued companies – particularly at the smaller end of the market.

Shares To Buy -

The Reject Shop (TRS) – Recent capital raising to fund expansion a positive. Same store sales growth running ahead of targets. Expect outperformance to continue.

Energy Action (EAX) – Small energy services kicking goals with its energy management services and novel energy auctions. Company on track for fifth straight year of revenue and profit growth.

Shares To Hold -

Seek Limited (SEK) – High quality company enjoying strong domestic and international growth. ROE and margins remain very high, but valuation looks stretched at current levels.

James Hardie (JHX) – US property market continues to turn around and there is room for fibre cement to increase market share, but sales growth looks more than priced in.

Shares To Sell

Matrix Engineering (MCE) – Embattled engineering company’s recent quarterly results showed some signs of life but we still expect FY13 results to underwhelm investors.

Elders Limited (ELD) – Still faces a bleak future despite selling off assets to reduce debt. Chances of a bailout via takeover look stymied by existence of hybrid securities.

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