Stocks with Upside Momentum over last One Year- MPL, JBH, TLS, FMG, CBA and BHP

  • Jun 18, 2019 AEST
  • Team Kalkine
Stocks with Upside Momentum over last One Year- MPL, JBH, TLS, FMG, CBA and BHP

Stock investment is a great way to build long term wealth. To move ahead with it, one needs to understand the criteria of analysing and selecting good stocks.

Let’s look at the 6 stocks listed on ASX that have generated positive returns over last 12 months and have been creating a buzz for all the right reasons. The graph below depicts the stocks’ upside momentum for their respective one-year returns:

Last One-year’s Performance of the Stocks (Source: ASX)

Medibank Private Limited:

Company Profile:

A leading private health insurance provider, Medibank Private Limited (ASX: MPL) functions across Australia, providing health, life, travel and pet insurance.

Brands that MPL partners with (Source: Company’s report)

Recent Updates:

On 22nd May 2019, the company announced that it would provide its 2019 full year results on 22nd August 2019. Also, the AGM would take place on 14th November 2019.

The company presented at the Macquarie Australia Conference on 30th April 2019. In the presentation, it reported a robust performance with the health insurance operating profit of $281.5 million and Medibank health operating profit of $12.6 million. The group NPAT stood at $207.7 million, and the interim dividend was declared of 5.7cps. The company expects the dividend payout ratio to range between 70-80% in FY19.

Share Price Information:

With a market cap of A$9.36 billion, the stock of the company was trading at A$3.395 (as on 18 June 2019, 12:09 PM AEST), down by 0.147%. The one-year return of the stock is 16.04%, and its 6-month return is better positioned at 44.68%.

JB Hi-Fi Limited

Company Profile:

A lead retailer of home consumer products, JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) has 3 segments- JB Hi-Fi New Zealand, The Good Guys and JB Hi-Fi Australia. Apart from consumer products, the company provides IT and consulting services as well.

Number of stores (Source: Company’s Report)

Recent Updates:

The company presented at the 2019 Macquarie Australia Conference in April and mentioned that the Australia segment had total sales growth of 2.6% in Q319. The YTD sales growth was 4.1%. In New Zealand, the total sales growth was a negative 1.2% whereas the YTD sale growth was 3.7%. The Good Guys reported a total sales growth of 2.2% and YTD sales growth of 2.6%.

On the FY19 outlook front, the company expects its total group sales to be at circa $7.1 billion and the NPAT to range between $237 million and $245 million.

In February this year, the company had released its HY19 Financial Results, reporting good growth in its overall group performance. A snapshot the same is provided under:

Financial Performance (Source: Company’s report)

Share Price Information:

With a market cap of A$3.06 billion, the stock of the company was trading at A$26.890, up by 1.014% (as on 18 June 2019, 12:22 PM AEST). The 6-month return of the stock is 17.22% and its one-year return is at 16.30%.

Telstra Corporation Limited

Company Profile:

A player from the telecommunication and information services sector, Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX: TLS) is also a Telecommunications Carrier. It is based out of Melbourne and was officially listed on ASX in 1997.

Recent Updates:

On 29th May this year, the company notified that good progress was made on TLS’ T22 strategy. The company anticipated to making a non-cash impairment of legacy IT assets. It also mentioned that it had increased its guidance on restructuring costs to approximately $200 million.

Post the consultation with employees and representative unions on the job reductions, the company anticipates reducing almost 6000 roles by the end of FY19. The restructuring costs are most likely to increase from almost $600 million to almost $800 million.

The company had provided its Half-Year Results for the period ending 31st December 2018 and reported the below depicted capital position:

Capital Position (Source: Company’s Report)

Share Price Information:

With a market cap of A$45.19 billion, the stock of the company was trading at A$3.760, down by 1.053% (as on 18 June 2019, 12:36 PM AEST). The 6-month return of the stock is 32.29% and its one-year return is at 33.16%.

Fortescue Metals Group Limited

Company Profile:

A global iron ore miner, Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) is engaged in developing, exploring, processing, producing and eventually selling iron ore.

Recent Updates:

As announced on 14th June 2019, FMG’s subsidiary, FMG Resources Pty Ltd, entered into a Farm-In and JV Agreement with Strategic Energy Resources Limited (ASX: SER). The aim behind this agreement was an exploration in South Australia- of Myall Creek Copper-Gold project. FMG would be incurring $1.5m of expenditure on the exploration over 5 years.

SER’s Myall Creek project and adjacent FMG tenements (Source: Company’s report)

There was another conditional, formal Farm-in and JV Agreement between FMG’s subsidiary FMG Resources Pty Ltd, and Tasman Resources Ltd (ASX: TAS) over the Vulcan iron oxide-copper-gold-uranium prospect wherein, the company would earn a 51% beneficial interest by funding A$4 million and GST for 3 years.

Share Price Information:

With a market cap of A$26.08 billion, the stock of the company was trading at A$8.480, down by 0.118% (as on 18 June 2019, 1:10 PM AEST). The 6-month return of the stock is 120.91% and its one-year return is at 98.58%.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Company Profile:

Providing a range of financial services, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) is based out of Sydney and has branches in New Zealand, Europe, North America and Asia.

Recent Updates:

On 13th June 2019, a notification from the company, came stating that CountPlus Limited (ASX: CUP) would acquire CBA owned Count Financial Limited. The sale and purchase agreement for the same is $2.5 million.

As per the company’s report for its Q319 overview, the company provided the below-depicted fundamentals:

Q319 Overview (Source: Company’s report)

Share Price Information:

With a market cap of A$141.96 billion, the stock of the company was trading at A$80.990, up by 0.998% (as on 18 June 2019). The one-year return of the stock is 15.05% and the 6-month return is better positioned at 15.78%.

BHP Group Limited

Company Profile:

Dealing with extraction and processing of oil, gas and minerals, BHP Group Limited (ASX: BHP) has a dual listing with two parent companies - BHP Group Plc. and BHP Group Limited, though it operates as BHP.

Recent Updates:

The company conducted an investor briefing on 7th June 2019 about the management of tailings storage facilities and provided the update on the approach it follows for the same.

It explained that that are 3 broad design types for tailings dams: downstream, upstream and the center-line. The company has a total of 67 operated tailings facilities in its portfolio and focusses on an apt quality construct, design, operating type and good governance. It had been conducting surveillance and review and had been well prepared for any emergency as a measure to maintain dam integrity.

For the same, the company is forming a Tailings Task Force that would concentrate on internal dam management and aid in the progress of global best practices.

Share Price Information:

With a market cap of A$118.31 billion, the stock of the company, was trading at A$40.205, up by 0.112% (as on 18 June 2019). The one-year return of the stock is 27.85% and its 6-month return is at 24.92%.


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