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CLOSING UPDATE: Woolworths increased 0.4%, led S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples index higher July 25, 2017 16:00:00 AEST

NEWS BITES - AUSTRALIA

This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's Australian market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Woolworths, Australia's 2nd largest food & staples retailing company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.4% to trade at $A26.36 vs. the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples index which strengthened 14.6 points (or 0.2%) to 9,124.9. Representing a weighting of about 32.8% of the index, the stock accounted for 86.2% of today's gain. Trading volume was 57% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the All Ordinaries Index which rose 37.3 points (or 0.7%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.2%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 0.15 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The 4.9% discount to 12-month high of $A27.71 against the 20.2% premium to 12-month low of $A21.93 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high four times, pointing to an uptrend.

+ The price increased 0.4% in the last week and lifted 3.0% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Return on Assets 3.6% [2.2%]

+ Return on Capital Employed 11.1% [7.1%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 6.5 times.

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.5. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

+ The Brand Value represents an impressive 29.2% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $A37.8 billion.

Note

Bearish Signals:

Net profit margin has averaged 3.1% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Dividend yield of 2.5% [3.8%]

TODAY'S ALERT

Morning Alert: Woolworths increases 0.3%

July 25, 2017 11:00:00 AEST

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) has increased 8.0c (or 0.3%) to trade at $A26.33.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Woolworths increased losses by 0.6%, led S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples index lower

July 24, 2017 16:00:00 AEST

Woolworths, Australia's 2nd largest food & staples retailing company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.2% to trade at $A26.25 vs. the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples index which weakened 15.7 points (or 0.2%) to 9,110.3. Representing a weighting of about 32.8% of the index, the stock accounted for 36.7% of today's loss. Trading volume was 64% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the All Ordinaries Index which fell 33.2 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.4%.

Afternoon Alert: Woolworths decreases 0.8%, leads S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples index lower

July 24, 2017 13:00:00 AEST

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) has decreased 0.8% to trade at $A26.09 vs. the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples index which weakened 63.5 points (or 0.7%) to 9,062.5. Representing a weighting of about 32.8% of the index, the stock accounted for 37.4% of today's loss.

Woolworths Limited (AU:WOW; ASX:WOW; AX:WOW)

ISIN: AU000000WOW2

PermID: 4295856585

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