is under Algo Engine buy conditions and we’re somewhat pleased to see the 1H21 earnings down less than originally forecast. Computershare
A fall of 8% on the same time last year is still hardly inspiring and we, therefore, remain concerned about the lack of growth drivers for the business.
CPU remains under review.
is under Algo Engine buy conditions following the signal on 21 Sept 2020 with an entry price of $11.95. Computershare
We now see CPU trading at $13.00 and draw your attention to the higher low, and the positive short-term indicator trends.
Buying momentum is building above the $12.80 support level. Apply a stop loss on a break below $12.50.
and we see price support
FY20 earnings are in-line with guidance, down 20% on the same time last year. Computershare
What’s now concerning is FY21 guidance has been downgraded and management is now forecasting a further 10% decline next year.
We remain negative on the CPU outlook and retain our “short” exposure.
is under Algo Engine sell conditions and we see increasing selling pressure due to a weak earnings outlook. Computershare
Risks remain elevated coming into the next earnings release.
is under Algo Engine buy conditions and is a current holding in our ASX 100 model portfolio. Computershare
We see buying support at $11.00.
Our short positions in
and Commonwealth Bank of have now switched to Algo Engine buy conditions and we can see approaching support levels in the charts. Computershare
CPU at $14 – cover short exposure
CBA at $77 – cover the short exposure.
Over the past month, we’ve focused on a handful of short positions.
, Commonwealth Bank of , Computershare , Perpetual and Platinum Asset Management . IRESS
We continue to see weakness across these names.
has been on our “high conviction” shortlist for the past few months and today’s 1H20 earnings result helps to support our bearish case. Computershare
EPS fell 17% on the same time last year. Lower margin income, weaker corporate actions and pressure in the UK mortgage business all weighed on earnings.
We’re skeptical of the company’s reassurance that 2H earnings will improve.
is under Algo Engine sell conditions. Computershare
CPU trades on 20x PE and a 2.6% dividend yield with a backdrop of falling earnings growth. We expect EPS growth to trend towards “flat” numbers at best.
Our valuation forecast is for CPU to find support at or near $14.50.
is under Algo Engine sell conditions and has been forming a series of lower high patterns since topping at $20.50 in September last year. Computershare
We continue to view the market’s assessment of the future earnings growth picture, as misguided. The factors that have lead to the recovery in earnings are transitory and the 20X PE and 2.5% yield, makes CPU too rich for our liking.
Short CPU $17.00