Collected Wisdom

This week we look at Asciano, Carsales.com, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Amcor and Coca-Cola Amatil.

Summary: The newsletters say Asciano’s business improvements program is paying dividends – with more funds likely to be returned to shareholders in the future from the rail and ports operator. Carsales.com has posted solid earnings in challenging market conditions, but it’s more rocky for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank due to the low quality of its results. Amcor may be shelving plans for an acquisition in the short term, while Coca-Cola faces more challenges in its return earnings growth, analysts say.

Key take-out: Asciano’s dividend payout ratio could increase up to 70 per cent from 40 per cent over the next few years as the company’s capital expenditure program winds down, say newsletters.

Key beneficiaries: General investors. Category: Shares.

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