is under Algo Engine buy conditions and is a current holding in our ASX 100 model portfolio. CSL
Buy on a break below $275, we highlight $265 as potential buying support. Watch the short-term momentum indicators for a turn higher.
We may look to buy call options rather than the stock.
CSL is one of the best performing stocks within the ASX20, ASX50 and ASX100 model portfolios.
Since being added in May 2015 the share price is up 113% including dividends.
The recent retracement in the share price provides another opportunity for investors to add
CSL to their portfolios.
Our Algo Engine has triggered buy signals in
Sonic Healthcare, Resmed and CSL over the past few trading sessions. RMD has experienced its first sell-off since rallying from $10 last year to $16 only a few weeks ago.
The ALGO engine is now flagging the new “higher low” at $14 and we suggest buying a 1/2 size allocation here and then waiting to see if we get another ALGO signal to add to the position.
CSL provides good long-term fundamentals. The PE is still expensive, however, 10 – 20% EPS growth is attractive! Accumulate at $180 resistance SHL looks to be good value at $23. We see is $25, so look to sell call options to enhance the return.
Lendlease, ASX, CSL and Aristocrat are names that we covered in Monday’s Opportunities in Review webinar.
Again, we draw your attention to these high quality businesses that have seen a recent correction in their share price.
We believe these names are close to finding support and should be the focus of establishing entry conditions. Watch the short-term momentum indicators for a reversal higher.
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CSL are 1% higher at $185.00 in early trade as the company announced stronger profit guidance for FY 2018.
The updated guidance has been lifted from the previous USD 1.55 to 1.6 billion range to a USD 1.68 to 1.710 billion target.
Better than expected sales of several of their cornerstone pharmaceutical brands have supported this profit upgrade.
Despite trading near all-time highs, recent research notes have raised their medium-term price target to $190.00.
CSL is the best performing stock in our ASX Top 20 portfolio. It was first placed in the model on January 5th, 2015 at $90.00 and has gained over 105% since then.
CS L’s 1H18 underlying NPAT of US$1.05 billon was ahead of market expectations, driven by strong revenue growth. Management increased FY18 guidance and we expect FY19 growth of 20%, or better.
CSL, SHL, RMD & RHC remain our preferred healthcare names.
Resmed is looking a little expensive and we’d like to repurchase on the next retracement.
Sonic Healthcare: we expect 5 – 8% EPS growth and consider this a good buy/write addition to portfolios.
Ramsey Healthcare – Accumulate with $74 price target
CSL: 15 – 20% EPS growth remains attractive and adding a covered call option enhances the yield.
MPL, SHL & CSL are worth adding to your watch-list. We see the current price levels in these names, at or near new buying support. Chart – CSL Chart – SHL Chart – MPL
CSL’s FY17 NPAT guidance implies US$1.38b net profit after tax.
The company has purchased 1.4m shares during 2HFY17, of the $500 million share buy-back program.
With the stock price now trading 28x FY18 earnings, much of the good news is priced in. FY18 revenue $7.2b, EBIT $2.2b, forecast net profit up 20% to $1.7b, EPS US$3.60, DPS US$1.75 places the stock on a forward yield of 1.8%.
We remain attracted
CSL and look for the next Algo Engine buy signal to provide a discounted entry point. Chart – CSL
CSL trades 27x forward earnings.
FY18 revenue to grow 5% to US$7b, EBIT +18% to US$2.2b, EPS US$3.60 & DPS US$1.70.
CSL on a forward yield of 1.8% into FY18.
CSL and recommend a covered call into the $130 range to enhance the yield. Chart-CSL
Cochlear was recently triggered by the Algo Engine as a buy signal and we update our 12-month share price target to $138 based on a PE of ~27.5x. and a forward yield of 2%.
Risks remain associated with
COH reimbursement changes, regulatory intervention and adverse currency movements. However, momentum favors the stock at present. Chart-COH