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Morningstar Morning Research Update Wednesday, Feb 20, 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
/FTSE 100 Index6379610.96
/DAX 3077521241.62
/CAC 403736691.88
/Nikkei 225 (Japan)11372-36-0.31
/SSE Composite Index2383-39-1.60
/BSE Sensitive196361350.69
/NZ 504244300.70

Commodities (20-Feb-2013 / Close)CloseChange% Change
/Oil - West Texas crude96.40.00.01

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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