Strong earnings results from US banks and other large companies had the season off to a flying start last night. Dow up 237.

Significant Scheduled Events For 16 October, 2019

Santos has obtained a majority share and will become the operator of key LNG assets in northern Australia.

A deteriorating investment performance across several Pendal Group funds, particularly in the UK, has dampened enthusiasm for the stock.

Peter Switzer of the Switzer Report suggests ten stocks (including ETFs) that he sees as trade deal beneficiaries.

While the stock is priced for a recovery in geochemistryCredit Suisse finds little evidence this is occurring. The focus at the upcoming result is likely to be on the volume growth in geochemistry and continued margin improvement in life sciences.

The broker estimates the share price has already priced moderate sample volume growth in the second half of FY20 and, given the history of volatility at results announcements, the rating is lowered to Neutral from Outperform.

Target is steady at $8.40. The company will report its FY20 firsthalf results on November 19.

Carnarvon Petroleums Sep Q drilling and corporate costs were in line with the brokers expectation. Following the companys recent capital raising it should be well funded to progress the Dorado prospect through to completion of front-end engineering & design (FEED).

Since the quarter-end, strong flow test results for Caley have provided a positive. The broker retains Outperform and a 50c target.

Santos will acquire ConocoPhillips northern Australian assets for $1.39bn. The transaction will be funded from free cash flow and $750m in new debt facilities as well as a 25% equity sell-down of Bayu-Undanand Darwin LNG.

The transaction increases forecast production by 12% and UBS estimates the acquisition will deliver 9% upside to operating earnings (EBITDA) in 2020. Neutral rating maintained. Target rises to $8.10 from $7.20.

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Santos has obtained a majority share and will become the operator of key LNG assets in northern Australia.

A deteriorating investment performance across several Pendal Group funds, particularly in the UK, has dampened enthusiasm for the stock.

Peter Switzer of the Switzer Report suggests ten stocks (including ETFs) that he sees as trade deal beneficiaries.

Michael Gable of Fairmont Equities notes after a long decline South32 appears to have formed a double-bottom.

The acquisition of US apparel retailer Avenue, with a focus on online business, is expected to provide meaningful earnings accretion for City Chic Collective.

Brokers are modestly confident Brambles can negotiate a tough macro outlook and provide reasonable revenue growth in FY20.

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Strong earnings results from US banks and other large companies had the season off to a flying start last night. Dow up 237.

Significant Scheduled Events For 16 October, 2019

It was Columbus Day in the US last night which led to negligible volumes on Wall Street as those not on holiday tried to discover whether or not there is a trade deal. Dow down -29.

Significant Scheduled Events For 15 October, 2019

Wrap of events affecting the market on Friday night and the weekend and a preview of the week ahead.

Significant Scheduled Events For 14 October, 2019

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The key barrier to a general revival of Value against Growth on the ASX are profit warnings. They come from the first basket, not from the second. Yesterdays examples Nick Scali $NCK and Southern Cross Media $SXL are more evidence of this. Dont get sucked in ausbiz XJO1h

Bell Potter initiates coverage of specialist molecular diagnostics (MDx) company, Genetic Signatures $GSS with Buy rating and $1.60 price target ausbiz XJO equities stockstowatch investing2h

Thought this was a funny way of describing it: Nickel Is Metals Risk-Exhausted Rabbit ausbiz XJO mining metals China investing2h

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Dont forget that at one point in April, the administrations message was that a full deal was nearly in hand. Now were only at a partial deal that isnt as nearly at hand. A reminder from CIBC, in case ones getting too hopeful about Trump vs China ausbiz XJO equities2h

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Investing is one of the few fields where the less you do the better youll likely perform.13h

Ahmed Fahours Latitude pulls plug on $3.2b float via @smh18h

Santos has acquired ConocoPhillips northern Australian interests providing a path to a final investment decision on Barossa $STO ausbiz XJO investing stocks equities stockstowatch20h

Santos has obtained a majority share and will become the operator of key LNG assets in northern Australia.

A deteriorating investment performance across several Pendal Group funds, particularly in the UK, has dampened enthusiasm for the stock.

Michael Gable of Fairmont Equities notes after a long decline South32 appears to have formed a double-bottom.

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