Oil and Gas: A plan to have a plan

By Adrian Prendergast

22 September 2020, 9:25 AM

We see the oil & gas sector as a Covid-exit trade that has so far been overlooked. Given market jitters around energy, we expect a broad sector re-rating to trail some other key Covid trades. This has left us favouring those oil & gas players with defendable (low risk) earnings platforms and healthy balance sheets.

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Rio Tinto – Iron ore drives first half

By Adrian Prendergast

30 July 2020, 9:00 AM

1H20 result was ahead of consensus estimates, with ongoing iron ore strength helping Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) to plug a gap left by lower aluminium and copper prices. We downgrade to a Hold rating on recent share price strength, while still considering RIO a core holding for a wide group of investor types.

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Oil market: Second phase of downcycle starts

By Adrian Prendergast

21 April 2020, 1:15 PM

We expect the panic selling to continue in oil futures markets and ETF’s and for it to extend into June. We have been waiting for this kind of oil price volatility (waiting for it to hit rock bottom) so we can gain conviction on our buy ideas, and it looks like it is quickly approaching.

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BHP Group: Stays conservative

By Adrian Prendergast

19 February 2020, 1:15 PM

Despite reporting no direct impact on demand, sales, deliveries or payments stemming from the Coronavirus, BHP decided to remain conservative by not flexing its H1 dividend and keeping gearing at the low end of its target range.

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