A Look At 3 Popular Stocks – TLS, CSL And WOW

Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX: TLS)

Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX:TLS) announced that Vicki Brady will take the charge of Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy from 1st July 2019. Prior to this, he was the former Group Executive of Consumer and Small Business in TLS.

Telstra has priced a EUR 600 million bond issue (with a coupon of 1.375% and maturity date on 26 March 2029) under its Debt Issuance Program Offering Circular dated 12 March 2019. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Telstra has been on an investment spree in the 5G network, and for that matter, the management increased capital commitments by $315 million to meet its national 5G rollout. Hence, the future profitability of the company, margins, etc., will be highly dependable on the success of the 5G rollout.

On 16th April 2019, AEST: 2:30 pm, the stock is trading at $3.310, with an annual dividend yield of 3.74%. The stock has gained 21.37% on a YTD basis and 15.13% on a three months basis.

CSL Limited (ASX: CSL)

CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) recorded a revenue growth of 8.6% to US$4.5 billion, whereas NPAT posted a growth of 6.8% to US$1.2 billion.

Demand for plasma and recombinant products remains strong, and management expects to again outperform the market in growing plasma collections. Management plans to open 30 to 35 new collection centres in FY19. Seqirus is expected to post losses on the back of seasonality of this business. Management expects net profit after tax for FY19 in the range of ~ $1,880 to $1,950 million at constant currency with an upward bias.

On 16th April 2019, AEST: 2:30 pm, the stock of the company is trading at $196.31, with the price to earnings multiple of 34.580x and market capitalisation at ~$89.6 billion. The annual dividend yield for the stock is 1.27%. The stock has appreciated 21.34% on an annual basis and 3.50% on a six months basis.

Woolworths Group Limited

Woolworths Group Limited (ASX:WOW) announced that it will conduct a buy-back to return up to A$1.7 billion to shareholders, which is likely to end in May 2019. The buy-back offer is valid only for shareholders in Australia and New Zealand. The condition to take part in the buy-back by shareholders is that the shares shall be registered in their name on the Record Date of buy-back, which is 8th April 2019, otherwise they are not eligible shareholders.

An off-market tender process will start to buy-back shares. Open and close date for the same will be 16 April 2019 and 24 May 2019, respectively. A booklet is provided containing all the details about the buy-back along with an information flyer to guide shareholders on how to participate in the process.

In its recent updates, WOW communicated that it has completed the sale of its Petrol business to EG Group. With a focus to maximise investor value, the company will return the proceeds from sales to shareholders via a buy-back process of $1.7 billion.

On 16th April 2019, AEST: 3:10 pm, the stock of WOW is trading at a price of $31.265, with PE multiple of 23.510x and market capitalisation of $41.02 billion. Its annual dividend yield stands at 3.05%.


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