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EasyResearch looks at 3 stocks across Easy Wallets to end July on a high note!


Boral Limited (BLD)

This Aussie manufacturing and building supplies company Boral Limited’s shares have been soaring this year and gained over 49% YTD reaching an all-time high. The gain can be attributed to the interest by Seven Group Holdings acquiring sizable chunks of Boral shares in a takeover bid.

We could see interest continue as the recent announcement by Boral that it would sell its timber business for roughly AU$ 64.5 million to strengthen its current debt issue. “The sale of Boral’s Timber business represents another important milestone in focusing our portfolio and positioning for the future.” - Zlatko Todorcevski (CEO)

For our Fundamental INVSTRs, the extensive growth over the year along with the debt consolidation could signal more upside over the long term. The current market cap is AU$ 8.17 billion, the company has a forward P/E of 27.5x and a Price-to-Book of 1.8x.

Technical INVSTRs, might expect the price action to return to its mean before pushing higher once more to keep the current uptrend intact. The average analyst price target is around AU$ 6.95 and the price target high is around the AU$ 7.80 per share mark.


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Apple Inc (AAPL)

U.S earnings season is in full swing and this week the “FAANG” stocks are firing on all cylinders and the world’s largest company by market capitalization is no different. Apple Inc reported record numbers once again as profits soar on strong iPhone sales. “This quarter, our teams built on a period of unmatched innovation by sharing powerful new products with our users, at a time when using technology to connect people everywhere has never been more important,” – Tim Cook

Fundamental INVSTRs will be pleased with the much better than expected results for Apple Inc for its fiscal 2021 third quarter ended June 26, 2021. Revenue came in at $81.4 billion vs estimates of $72.91 billion while Earnings Per Share (EPS) topped expectations by $0.48 to come in at $1.30.

iPhone revenues impressed at $39.57 billion in Q3 versus the $26.41 billion a year ago while services revenue reached new all-time highs of $17.48 billion.

Technical INVSTRs, would note that the price action on Apple is still in an uptrend since the pandemic downturn with an average analyst price target at $157.14 per share (red line). if we see the recent “Tech Sell-Off” continue then we could expect the price to find support at $135.77.


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ArcelorMittal SA Limited (ACL)

Africa’s largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal SA Limited released its latest updated trading statement for the six months ended 30 June 2021 with much fanfare. The update indicated that ArcelorMittal South Africa’s headline earnings per share (HEPS) is expected to improve drastically from an R2,39 headline loss per share to a headline profit. HEPS is expected to range between R 2.01 and R2.45 which is a 184% and 203% change respectively compared to the previous year.

Our Fundamental INVSTRs, might expect interest in the share to continue while interest remains high while some analysts have an R8.50 per share target high on ACL. The company’s market cap is sitting at roughly R6.4 billion, a forward P/E ratio of 1.51x and its expected EPS range is between R1,82 and R2,22 per share.

Technical INVSTRs, should be over the moon with the latest breakout from the nearly two-month sideways price action consolidation. Those who missed out on the initial breakout might be patient and wait on a re-test of the breakout zone for a better entry. The average analyst price target expectation is around R9.00 per share (red line).


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Sources – EasyResearch, Apple Inc, ArcelorMittal SA Limited, Investor relations, JSE SENS, Boral Limited, Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Aaron Teboneras, Koyfin, StreetInsider, Wikipedia. 

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