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Morningstar Morning Research Update Thur, Feb 21, 2013


Overseas Market Report

Stocks closed lower as the Fed indicated that they would be willing to slow down the asset buying program sooner than expected.

US housing starts dropped by 8.5% last month, worse than expected and countering a double-digit gain in December, as multifamily construction projects, such as apartment complexes, fell by 26.1%. That said, single-family housing starts improved by 0.8% to their best adjusted rate since 2008, and new building permits also rose to their best rate since 2008. .. Read More

Foreign Equities (21-Feb-2013 / Close)CloseChange% Change
/Dow Jones (US)13928-108-0.77
/S&P 5001512-19-1.24
/FTSE 100 Index6395160.26
/DAX 307729-24-0.30
/CAC 403710-26-0.69
/Nikkei 225 (Japan)11468960.84
/SSE Composite Index2397140.60
/BSE Sensitive1964370.04
/NZ 504214300.71

Commodities (21-Feb-2013 / Close)CloseChange% Change
/Oil - West Texas crude97.10.70.73

Currency (21-Feb-2013 / Close)CloseChange% Change
/$A vs $US1.02460.01000.98
/$A vs GBP0.6720-0.0014-0.21
/$A vs YEN95.891.051.10
/$A vs EUR0.77160.00090.11
/$A vs $NZ1.2274-0.0054-0.44
/$US vs Euro0.7531-0.0066-0.88
/$US vs UK0.6560-0.0078-1.19
/$US vs CHF0.9273-0.0051-0.55

Research Updates (20)

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

Funds (2)
/Advance Multi-Blend International Shares (4863) Neutral
/BT AQR International Shares (2951) Bronze

Shares (18)
/APA Group (APA) Hold
/Arrium (ARI) Sell
/ARB Corp (ARP) Reduce
/Aurizon Holdings (AZJ) /Hold
/BHP Billiton (BHP) Accumulate
/Fletcher Building (FBU) Reduce
/Fletcher Building (FBU-NZ) Reduce
/GWA Group (GWA) Reduce
/IRESS (IRE) Reduce
/News Corp (NWS) /Hold
/Precinct Properties New Zealand (PCT-NZ) Hold
/SEEK (SEK) Reduce
/SMS Management and Tech (SMX) Accumulate
/Suncorp Group (SUN) Hold
/Seven West Media (SWM) Hold
/Trade Me Group (TME-NZ) /Hold
/Toll Holdings (TOL) Hold
/Reject Shop (TRS) Reduce

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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