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The ASR SMS portfolio is drawn from the Today's Stock Picks .

ASR SMS PORTFOLIO
CORE PORTFOLIO

ASX Code
Company Name(Activity)
Short-Long
Entry Date
Entry Price
Last Price
Exit Target
Exit Stop
AVJ
AVJENNINGS HOMES LIMITED(Real Estate)
LONG
25/01
$ 1.290
$ 1.440
$ 1.160
CDR
COMMANDER COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED(Technology Hardware & Equipment)
LONG
12/01
$ 2.120
$ 2.020
$ 1.910
CGF
CHALLENGER FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP LIMITED(Diversified Financials)
LONG
14/02
$ 4.500
$ 4.630
$ 4.050
MAH
MACMAHON HOLDINGS LIMITED(Capital Goods)
LONG
15/02
$ 0.960
Exited:$ 0.860
$ 0.860
MXI
MAXITRANS INDUSTRIES LIMITED(Capital Goods)
LONG
15/01
$ 0.640
$ 0.700
$ 0.575
SPECULATIVE PORTFOLIO
ASX Code
Company Name(Activity)
Short-Long
Entry Date
Entry Price
Last Price
Exit Target
Exit Stop
AVO
AVOCA RESOURCES LIMITED(Materials)
LONG
17/10
$ 1.290
$ 1.315
BNT
BOUNTY IND FPO()
LONG
13/12
$ 0.165
$ 0.120
CTS
CONTACT FPO()
LONG
12/01
$ 0.620
$ 0.575
IRN
INDOPHIL RESOURCES NL(Materials)
LONG
03/11
$ 0.760
$ 0.685
PLF
PRIME LIFE LIMITED()
LONG
11/10
$ 1.130
$ 1.140
PNA
PAN AUSTRALIAN RESOURCES LIMITED(Materials)
LONG
13/07
$ 0.340
$ 0.380
SRK
STRIKE RESOURCES()
LONG
07/12
$ 1.530
$ 2.450
URL
UNIVERSAL RESOURCES LIMITED(Materials)
LONG
15/11
$ 0.150
$ 0.140
YGL
YILGARN GOLD()
LONG
12/08
$ 0.150
$ 0.120
Traders Notes
CORE PORTFOLIO
Open Positions:
AVJ
AVJ continued its strong run, jumping a further 1.8%. Hold.
HOLD
CDR
CDR ended flat. Hold.
HOLD
CGF
CGF fell 1.9%, closing at $4.63. Hold.
HOLD
MXI
MXI resumed its uptrend, adding nearly 3%. Hold.
HOLD
Positions Exited Today:
MAH
Our stop loss on MAH was triggered this morning. Exited.
EXITED
SPECULATIVE PORTFOLIO
Open Positions:
AVO
AVO ended 1.2% higher after releasing an exploration update for its Lake Way joint venture. Hold.
HOLD
BNT
BNT finished flat. Hold.
HOLD
CTS
CTS fell 2.5%. Hold.
HOLD
IRN
IRN dropped 2.1% to $0.685. Hold.
HOLD
PLF
PLF tanked 5% on no specific company news. Hold.
HOLD
PNA
PNA gained another 1.3% today, after releasing its Preliminary Final Report. Hold.
HOLD
SRK
SRK ended a touch lower. Hold.
HOLD
URL
UGL reversed yesterday's loss, gaining 3.7%. Hold.
HOLD
YGL
YGL slipped another half a cent. Hold.
HOLD
Everything we are looking to do tomorrow
TOMORROW'S ACTION ALERTS
Type
ASX Code
Company Name(Activity)
Date Suggested
Current Position
Action
Prefered Entry Price
Enter To Price
Core Trade
MAH
MACMAHON HOLDINGS LIMITED(Capital Goods)
27-Feb-07
SELL
Here we track the major Australian stocks covered in the Focus Stocks page. You can use this section as a reference point for our opinion on a wide range of stocks.
Please note that we might not be ready to buy or sell these stocks. Actual trades will appear in Today's Stock Picks and in the sections above.
This section uses strictly fundamental analysis and it might take some time for the stocks to move toward our target prices. We usually don't take technical analysis into account.
ASR FOCUS STOCKS PORTFOLIO
ASX Code
Company Name(Activity)
ASR 6mAction
ActionDate
ActionPrice
LastPrice
ASR 6mTarget
Up/DownGrade
ABY
ADITYA BIRLA MINERALS
BUY
08/09
$2.51
$2.32
$2.85
-
BXB
BRAMBLES LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
25/09
$11.95
$13.47
$12.60
-
CGJ
COLES GROUP LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
23/02
$15.75
$15.62
$16.50
Up
EHL
EMECO HOLDINGS
BUY
11/12
$1.82
$1.915
$2.10
-
FRE
FRESHTEL
BUY
27/11
$0.81
$0.68
$1.00
-
SRG
SYDNEY ROADS GROUP
BUY
10/10
$1.09
$1.315
$1.20
-
VEA
VEDA ADVANTAGE
OUTPERFORM
31/01
$3.52
$3.37
$3.61
Down
Automobiles & Components
PBB
PACIFICA GROUP LIMITED
SELL
03/08
$1.95
$2.19
$1.90
-
Banks
ADB
ADELAIDE BANK LIMITED
HOLD
02/02
$13.65
$13.76
$14.00
Down
ANZ
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED
HOLD
27/10
$28.86
$29.72
$30.00
Down
BOQ
BANK OF QUEENSLAND LIMITED.
SELL
06/04
$16.24
$15.25
$14.00
-
CBA
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA.
HOLD
23/01
$49.95
$50.66
$53.00
Up
NAB
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED
HOLD
01/02
$40.78
$40.68
$42.00
-
SGB
ST GEORGE BANK LIMITED
HOLD
06/11
$33.22
$33.73
$34.50
-
WBC
WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION
HOLD
03/11
$22.23
$26.00
$24.35
Down
Capital Goods
BKN
BRADKEN LIMITED
HOLD
09/02
$9.75
$9.36
$9.50
Down
BOL
BOOM LOGISTICS LIMITED
BUY
14/02
$3.80
$3.73
$4.30
-
LEI
LEIGHTON HOLDINGS LIMITED
HOLD
05/01
$24.00
$33.01
$24.00
Up
MAH
MACMAHON HOLDINGS LIMITED
HOLD
21/02
$0.90
$0.85
$1.10
-
MND
MONADELPHOUS GROUP LIMITED
BUY
22/02
$10.97
$11.04
$12.50
-
UGL
UNITED GROUP LIMITED.
BUY
13/02
$14.72
$13.94
$16.50
-
WES
WESFARMERS LIMITED
UNDERPERFORM
16/02
$37.44
$36.84
$36.00
-
Commercial Services & Supplies
CAB
CABCHARGE AUSTRALIA LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
24/11
$8.98
$10.67
$9.25
-
COA
COATES HIRE LIMITED
BUY
20/02
$5.56
$5.10
$6.10
-
CXP
CORPORATE EXPRESS AUSTRALIA LIMITED
SELL
07/08
$4.80
$6.10
$4.50
-
DOW
DOWNER EDI LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
13/11
$6.74
$7.48
$7.50
-
SLM
SALMAT LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
16/05
$2.98
$4.40
$3.20
-
TPI
TRANSPACIFIC INDUSTRIES GROUP LTD
HOLD
03/11
$7.99
$10.75
$8.25
-
TSE
TRANSFIELD SERVICES LIMITED
BUY
13/06
$8.35
$11.24
$9.10
-
Consumer Durables & Apparel
BBG
BILLABONG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
HOLD
07/11
$15.63
$17.20
$16.00
-
GUD
G.U.D. HOLDINGS LIMITED
HOLD
31/07
$7.57
$8.07
$7.75
-
Diversified Financials
ASX
AUSTRALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE LIMITED
HOLD
19/02
$43.75
$44.50
$42.50
-
AUW
AUSTRALIAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
12/01
$2.74
$2.90
$3.00
-
BNB
BABCOCK & BROWN LIMITED
BUY
07/12
$23.51
$26.95
$26.00
-
CGF
CHALLENGER FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP LIMITED
BUY
06/02
$4.41
$4.63
$4.80
-
COU
COUNT FINANCIAL LIMITED
BUY
15/02
$2.58
$2.54
$2.85
-
HGI
HENDERSON GROUP PLC
OUTPERFORM
27/03
$2.10
$3.73
$2.30
-
MBL
MACQUARIE BANK LIMITED
BUY
07/02
$81.79
$84.44
$90.00
-
SUN
SUNCORP-METWAY LIMITED.
HOLD
18/12
$19.84
$22.20
$20.75
-
WHG
WHK GROUP LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
22/01
$2.50
$2.28
$2.70
Down
Energy
CEY
CENTENNIAL COAL COMPANY LIMITED
HOLD
04/12
$2.83
$2.74
$3.10
-
CTX
CALTEX AUSTRALIA LIMITED
UNDERPERFORM
28/08
$23.30
$22.52
$23.00
-
ORG
ORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
26/02
$8.94
$8.95
$9.50
Up
OSH
OIL SEARCH LIMITED
BUY
17/08
$3.42
$3.75
$4.60
-
ROC
ROC OIL COMPANY LIMITED
BUY
25/10
$3.75
$3.27
$4.25
Up
STO
SANTOS LIMITED
HOLD
31/01
$9.30
$9.67
$10.00
Down
TAP
TAP OIL LIMITED
BUY
16/01
$1.44
$1.645
$1.80
Down
WOR
WORLEYPARSONS LIMITED
BUY
31/08
$18.08
$28.14
$19.50
-
WPL
WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED
SELL
19/01
$35.82
$38.30
$31.00
Down
Food & Staples Retailing
AWB
AWB LIMITED
UNDERPERFORM
20/11
$2.47
$3.10
$2.30
-
MTS
METCASH LIMITED
BUY
27/11
$4.47
$4.79
$5.00
-
WOW
WOOLWORTHS LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
01/02
$24.24
$26.74
$26.00
Up
Food Beverage & Tobacco
CCL
COCA-COLA AMATIL LIMITED
BUY
16/02
$8.13
$8.42
$9.00
Up
FCL
FUTURIS CORPORATION LIMITED
SELL
25/10
$1.69
$2.17
$1.40
-
FGL
FOSTER'S GROUP LIMITED
HOLD
21/02
$6.63
$6.56
$6.90
-
GFF
GOODMAN FIELDER LIMITED.
HOLD
24/03
$2.17
$2.30
$2.25
-
LNN
LION NATHAN LIMITED
UNDERPERFORM
09/02
$8.53
$8.58
$8.10
Down
MGW
MCGUIGAN SIMEON WINES LIMITED
SELL
24/11
$2.95
$3.60
$2.50
Down
HealthCare Equipment & Services
ANN
ANSELL LIMITED
UNDERPERFORM
06/02
$11.14
$11.90
$11.00
-
API
AUSTRALIAN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED
HOLD
08/12
$2.33
$2.02
$2.40
-
COH
COCHLEAR LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
08/05
$52.95
$58.50
$57.00
-
HSP
HEALTHSCOPE LIMITED
MONITOR
18/07
$3.82
$6.16
$4.15
-
IBA
IBA HEALTH LIMITED
BUY
01/09
$0.905
$1.52
$1.10
-
RHC
RAMSAY HEALTH CARE LIMITED
BUY
13/04
$10.50
$11.65
$12.00
-
RMD
Resmed
OUTPERFORM
08/05
$6.24
$6.12
$6.75
-
Hotels Restaurants & Leisure
ABS
A.B.C. LEARNING CENTRES LIMITED
BUY
21/06
$6.34
$6.90
$7.50
Up
ALL
ARISTOCRAT LEISURE LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
22/02
$17.32
$17.46
$18.25
-
DMP
DOMINO'S PIZZA AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
22/08
$3.80
$3.06
$4.20
Up
FLT
FLIGHT CENTRE LIMITED
SELL
08/02
$10.30
$16.89
$9.80
-
IVC
INVOCARE LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
27/02
$5.57
$5.57
$6.00
-
TAH
TABCORP HOLDINGS LIMITED
HOLD
06/12
$16.44
$16.31
$16.50
-
TTS
TATTERSALL'S LIMITED
HOLD
10/01
$3.82
$4.50
$3.75
Up
Insurance
AMP
AMP LIMITED
BUY
19/02
$10.69
$10.74
$12.00
Up
AXA
AXA ASIA PACIFIC HOLDINGS LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
24/07
$6.19
$7.82
$6.60
-
IAG
INSURANCE AUSTRALIA GROUP LIMITED
HOLD
20/12
$6.25
$6.18
$6.70
-
PMN
PROMINA GROUP LIMITED
HOLD
23/10
$6.92
$7.45
$5.75
-
QBE
QBE INSURANCE GROUP LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
08/01
$28.80
$33.62
$31.00
Up
Materials
AMC
AMCOR LIMITED
SELL
06/10
$7.30
$7.54
$6.75
Down
AVO
AVOCA RESOURCES LIMITED
HOLD
19/01
$1.32
$1.315
$1.55
-
AWC
ALUMINA LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
11/01
$6.30
$7.10
$6.85
Up
BDG
BENDIGO MINING LIMITED
SELL
13/10
$1.00
$0.345
$1.00
Down
BHP
BHP BILLITON LIMITED
BUY
05/02
$26.41
$28.85
$30.00
-
BLD
BORAL LIMITED.
SELL
30/10
$7.25
$8.55
$6.50
Down
BSL
BLUESCOPE STEEL LIMITED
HOLD
17/11
$7.87
$9.70
$8.00
-
CSM
CONSOLIDATED MINERALS LIMITED
HOLD
29/03
$2.72
$2.44
$2.85
-
CSR
CSR LIMITED
HOLD
18/01
$3.85
$3.81
$3.50
-
DXL
DYNO NOBEL LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
17/01
$2.54
$2.35
$2.75
-
ERA
ENERGY RESOURCES OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
21/07
$12.41
$25.99
$13.50
-
GNS
GUNNS LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
17/07
$2.76
$2.88
$3.05
Up
ILU
ILUKA RESOURCES LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
18/01
$6.18
$6.10
$7.00
Up
IPL
INCITEC PIVOT LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
16/11
$29.90
$44.14
$32.00
-
IRN
INDOPHIL RESOURCES NL
BUY
22/12
$0.78
$0.685
$1.00
-
JHX
James Hardie
OUTPERFORM
14/11
$8.53
$9.70
$9.00
Up
KZL
KAGARA ZINC LIMITED
HOLD
02/08
$4.32
$5.89
$4.50
Down
LHG
LIHIR GOLD LIMITED
BUY
29/01
$3.04
$3.46
$3.50
-
LSG
LION SELECTION GROUP LIMITED
BUY
10/11
$1.955
$1.66
$2.30
-
MCC
MACARTHUR COAL LIMITED
HOLD
27/07
$4.55
$4.93
$4.80
Down
MRE
MINARA RESOURCES LIMITED
BUY
11/10
$4.84
$6.86
$5.50
-
NCM
NEWCREST MINING LIMITED
HOLD
24/11
$24.37
$23.87
$23.50
-
NUF
NUFARM LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
03/10
$9.79
$11.14
$10.25
-
OGD
OCEANA GOLD LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
14/07
$0.805
$0.77
$0.90
-
ORI
ORICA LIMITED
BUY
14/11
$23.87
$25.20
$26.50
-
OST
ONESTEEL LIMITED
HOLD
20/12
$4.69
$5.24
$4.60
Down
OXR
OXIANA LIMITED
HOLD
30/01
$2.84
$3.00
$3.00
Down
RIN
RINKER LIMITED
HOLD
30/10
$18.59
$19.30
$17.50
Down
RIO
RIO TINTO LIMITED
BUY
02/02
$77.24
$79.61
$90.00
-
RSG
RESOLUTE MINING LIMITED
HOLD
04/04
$1.485
$1.55
$1.57
-
SGM
SIMS GROUP LIMITED.
SELL
04/09
$19.93
$22.98
$17.50
Down
SSX
SMORGON STEEL GROUP LIMITED.
HOLD
27/06
$1.79
$1.99
$1.85
-
TIM
TIMBERCORP LIMITED
HOLD
08/02
$1.96
$2.04
$2.25
-
WYL
WATTYL LIMITED
SELL
07/07
$2.86
$3.40
$2.20
-
ZFX
ZINIFEX LIMITED
HOLD
13/12
$18.30
$17.90
$17.50
Down
Media
AEO
AUSTEREO GROUP LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
14/07
$1.75
$2.12
$2.00
-
FXJ
FAIRFAX (JOHN) HOLDINGS LIMITED
BUY
07/03
$4.92
$4.86
$5.50
-
NWS
NEWS CORP
BUY
08/02
$32.18
$31.50
$35.00
Up
PBL
PUBLISHING & BROADCASTING LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
26/02
$19.92
$19.82
$21.50
Up
PGA
PHOTON GROUP LIMITED
HOLD
11/09
$5.75
$6.00
$6.00
Down
SEK
SEEK LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
22/09
$4.93
$7.65
$5.25
-
SEV
SEVEN NETWORK LIMITED
HOLD
12/02
$11.74
$11.53
$12.15
-
TEN
TEN NETWORK HOLDINGS LIMITED
HOLD
29/01
$3.56
$3.33
$3.75
Down
WAN
WEST AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPERS HOLDINGS LIMITED
HOLD
04/08
$8.84
$15.46
$8.90
-
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
BTA
BIOTA HOLDINGS LIMITED
BUY
28/11
$1.52
$1.61
$1.65
-
CSL
CSL LIMITED
BUY
23/02
$78.05
$79.46
$90.00
Up
GAA
GENEPHARM AUSTRALASIA LIMITED
BUY
03/10
$1.07
$0.86
$1.30
-
MYP
MAYNE PHARMA LIMITED
EXITED
22/01
$4.09
$4.09
-
SIP
SIGMA PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
HOLD
22/03
$2.67
$2.51
$2.75
-
Real Estate
LLC
LEND LEASE CORPORATION LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
23/03
$14.02
$18.41
$15.00
-
MCW
MACQUARIE COUNTRYWIDE TRUST
HOLD
30/01
$2.23
$2.16
$2.20
-
MGR
MIRVAC GROUP
OUTPERFORM
24/01
$5.46
$5.78
$5.90
Up
MXG
MULTIPLEX GROUP
HOLD
21/12
$3.87
$4.54
$3.75
Down
SGP
STOCKLAND
OUTPERFORM
15/09
$7.27
$8.81
$7.50
-
WDC
WESTFIELD GROUP
OUTPERFORM
14/06
$17.01
$22.26
$17.80
-
Retailing
CDO
COLORADO GROUP LIMITED
SELL
27/01
$3.29
$4.15
$3.45
-
DJS
DAVID JONES LIMITED
UNDERPERFORM
28/09
$3.54
$4.53
$3.40
Down
HVN
HARVEY NORMAN HOLDINGS LIMITED
HOLD
22/11
$4.06
$4.41
$3.90
Down
HWI
HOUSEWARES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
HOLD
23/05
$1.42
$2.48
$1.40
-
JBH
JB HI-FI LIMITED
OUTPERFORM
13/12
$6.25
$7.60
$6.80
-
JST
JUST GROUP LIMITED
HOLD
23/11
$3.45
$3.81
$3.50
-
PBG
PACIFIC BRANDS LIMITED
HOLD
12/01
$2.67
$2.92
$2.55
-
RCL
REPCO CORPORATION LIMITED
HOLD
12/12
$1.70
$1.715
$1.75
Up
REB
REBEL SPORT LIMITED
HOLD
09/11
$4.55
$4.54
$4.60
-
SUL
SUPER CHEAP AUTO GROUP LIMITED
UNDERPERFORM
12/07
$1.84
$3.95
$1.75
-
Software & Services
CPU
COMPUTERSHARE LIMITED.
BUY
17/08
$7.32
$10.62
$8.00
-
IIN
IINET LIMITED
HOLD
13/09
$0.63
$1.45
$0.65
Up
SEN
SENETAS CORPORATION LIMITED
HOLD
22/11
$0.42
$0.245
$0.60
-
TNE
TECHNOLOGY ONE LIMITED
BUY
19/09
$0.845
$1.055
$0.95
-
Technology Hardware & Equipment
CDR
COMMANDER COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
BUY
08/03
$2.10
$2.02
$2.35
-
VSL
VISION SYSTEMS LIMITED
HOLD
09/10
$3.82
$3.65
$3.75
-
Telecommunication Services
HTA
HUTCHISON TELECOMMUNICATIONS (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED
HOLD
10/05
$0.27
$0.23
$0.25
-
SOT
SP TELEMEDIA LIMITED
SELL
27/09
$0.745
$0.835
$0.65
-
TEL
TELECOM CORPORATION OF NEW ZEALAND LIMITED
UNDERPERFORM
03/07
$3.35
$4.39
$3.80
Down
TLS
TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED.
UNDERPERFORM
15/11
$3.80
$4.33
$3.60
Down
Transportation
AIX
AUSTRALIAN INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
HOLD
31/08
$2.16
$2.62
$2.20
-
BBI
BABCOCK & BROWN INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP
BUY
07/12
$1.655
$1.925
$1.80
-
MAP
MACQUARIE AIRPORTS
OUTPERFORM
22/03
$3.28
$3.88
$3.50
-
MIG
MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP
MONITOR
19/05
$3.64
$3.87
$3.75
Down
QAN
QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED
HOLD
12/02
$5.36
$5.19
$5.45
-
TCL
TRANSURBAN GROUP
OUTPERFORM
07/04
$6.80
$7.59
$7.45
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TOL
TOLL HOLDINGS LIMITED
HOLD
14/12
$18.65
$20.10
$19.10
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VBA
VIRGIN BLUE HOLDINGS LIMITED
BUY
23/01
$2.56
$2.75
$2.80
Up
Utilities
AAN
ALINTA LIMITED
BUY
10/01
$13.01
$14.45
$14.00
Up
AGK
AUSTRALIAN GAS LIGHT COMPANY (THE)
UNDERPERFORM
08/01
$16.50
$16.70
$16.00
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APA
AUSTRALIAN PIPELINE TRUST
HOLD
21/12
$4.20
$4.21
$4.25
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BBW
BABCOCK & BROWN WIND PARTNERS GROUP
BUY
18/09
$1.405
$1.67
$1.50
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