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Morningstar Morning Research Update Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013


Overseas Market Report
Stocks recovered from the sell-off and were higher as fears about the eurozone faded following strong stock performance on European markets. The Markit eurozone purchasing-managers' index for January offered some optimism with a reading of 48.6, still in contraction territory, but better than the preliminary estimate and the smallest drop in 10 months.

Stateside, the Institute for Supply Management's PMI for January fell to 55.2 compared with December's downward revision of 55.7. Still, the index points to US business activity as still expanding, and last month's reading was slightly ahead of expectations. .. Read More

Foreign Equities (06-Feb-2013 / Close)CloseChange% Change
/Dow Jones (US)13979990.71
/S&P 5001511161.04
/FTSE 100 Index6283360.57
/DAX 307665260.35
/CAC 403695350.95
/Nikkei 225 (Japan)11047-213-1.90
/SSE Composite Index243350.21
/BSE Sensitive19660-91-0.46
/NZ 504212-34-0.81

Commodities (06-Feb-2013 / Close)CloseChange% Change
/Oil - West Texas crude96.2-1.6-1.67

Currency (06-Feb-2013 / Close)CloseChange% Change
/$A vs $US1.03950.00440.42
/$A vs GBP0.6640-0.0016-0.24
/$A vs YEN97.24-1.04-1.07
/$A vs EUR0.76560.00700.91
/$A vs $NZ1.23010.00830.67
/$US vs Euro0.73660.00360.48
/$US vs UK0.6388-0.0042-0.66
/$US vs CHF0.90850.00040.04

Research Updates (13)

Special Reports (0)
There were no special reports published on the previous business day.

Funds (1)
/Goldman Sachs Wellington International Shares (4546) Bronze

Shares (12)
/Challenger Diversified Property (CDI) Hold
/Cochlear (COH) Reduce
/Computershare (CPU) Hold
/Charter Hall Retail (CQR) /Hold
/Macquarie Group (MQG) Hold
/Navitas (NVT) /Reduce
/Reckon (RKN) Hold
/Shopping Centres Australasia Property (SCP) /Hold
/Sandfire Resources (SFR) /Hold
/Transurban Group (TCL) /Reduce
/Wesfarmers (WES) Hold
/Woolworths (WOW) Hold

ETFs (0)
There were no research reports published on the previous business day.

Fixed Income (0)
There were no research reports published on the previous business day.


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