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Morningstar Morning Research Update Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013


20-Feb-2013

Overseas Market Report

Stocks were up after the holiday weekend as another large merger could be in the works, this time among office-supplies retailers OfficeMax and Office Depot, which could be a sign of even more merger and acquisition activity to come elsewhere.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 53.91 points, or 0.39%, to 14,035.67 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index rose 11.15 points, or 0.73%, to 1,530.94 and the Nasdaq Composite Index gained 21.56 points, or 0.68%, to 3,213.59... Read More

Foreign Equities (20-Feb-2013 / Close)CloseChange% Change
/Dow Jones (US)14036540.39
/S&P 5001531110.73
/NASDAQ3214220.68
/FTSE 100 Index6379610.96
/DAX 3077521241.62
/CAC 403736691.88
/Nikkei 225 (Japan)11372-36-0.31
/HKSE23144-238-1.02
/SSE Composite Index2383-39-1.60
/BSE Sensitive196361350.69
/NZ 504244300.70

Commodities (20-Feb-2013 / Close)CloseChange% Change
/Aluminium2069-8-0.39
/Copper8016-69-0.86
/Nickel17322-467-2.63
/Gold1605-8-0.50
/Silver29.40.62.20
/Oil - West Texas crude96.40.00.01
/Lead2354-17-0.73
/Zinc213020.11

Currency (20-Feb-2013 / Close)CloseChange% Change
/$A vs $US1.0350-0.0035-0.34
/$A vs GBP0.6707-0.0043-0.64
/$A vs YEN96.81-0.26-0.27
/$A vs EUR0.7729-0.0001-0.01
/$A vs $NZ1.2222-0.0029-0.24
/$US vs Euro0.74680.00230.31
/$US vs UK0.6481-0.0020-0.31
/$US vs CHF0.92230.00080.09

Research Updates (19)

Special Reports (1)
/Hybrids Special Reports: NAB Convertible Preference Shares (NABPA)

Funds (2)
/Vanguard International Shares Index (4489) Bronze
/Vanguard International Small Companies Index (15897) Neutral

Shares (15)
/Asciano (AIO) /Reduce
/Coca-Cola Amatil (CCL) Hold
/Cardno (CDD) Reduce
/Challenger Diversified Property (CDI) /Reduce
/Contact Energy (CEN-NZ) Hold
/Caltex (CTX) /Hold
/Fleetwood Corp. (FWD) Hold
/InvoCare (IVC) /Reduce
/Monadelphous (MND) Reduce
/News Corp (NWS) /Reduce
/Precinct Properties New Zealand (PCT-NZ) /Hold
/Regional Express (REX) /Hold
/Sonic Healthcare (SHL) /Reduce
/Southern Cross Media (SXL) /Hold
/Transfield Services (TSE) Hold

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

Fixed Income (1)
/Tabcorp Bonds (TAHHA) /Accumulate

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