Daily Market Blog: Aspen scores again

23-JAN-15

"The therapy (which sounds like a one trick druid from the Asterix series), is an anti-coagulant and compliments their recent acquisitions in this space. It is currently only available in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Subject to approval from the German competitions authorities, they will fork out that fairly sizeable sum. The product is pretty small for now, having revenues of only 68 million Euros only."






To market, to market to buy a fat pig. Wow, up, up and away. Not as much here locally, that was due to a weakening Euro relative to the Rand, Dollar strength and that led to general emerging market strength. Flows in equal stronger currencies, that is not necessarily good for the dual listed businesses, even though they would have had a tailwind from their primary listed prices. Why did we get these on fire markets? As the message headline from yesterday suggested "il QE", it was our version of trying to make quantitative easing sound more European. Italian of course. Our Italian is sadly confined to eating Americanised Italian food, the original pizzas do not have cheese on them, they were made for poor people, flatbreads.

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Stocks which we currently recommend

Amazon.com is the world's leading online retailer.

Apple is global leader in tablet and smartphone technology.

Aspen is a rising global star in generic pharmaceuticals.

BHP Billiton is the world's largest industrial commodity mining company.

Bidvest is a diversified services company, which may re-organise its portfolio.

Cerner provides IT solutions in the healthcare industry.

City Lodge is a growing mid-priced hotel group in urban areas of SA.

Discovery is a healthcare services administrator and life insurer.

Facebook is a dominant social media platform provider.

Famous Brands is SA's largest quick-service restaurant group.

General Electric is a diversified investment holding company.

Google is the world's biggest search engine and online advertising platform.

Johnson & Johnson is the largest consumer healthcare and pharma company.

L'Oreal is a world leader in the manufacturing and sale of beauty products.

Luxottica is the world's largest branded sunglass maker and retailer.

MTN Group is an emerging markets mobile telecoms giant.

Massmart is a big-box discount retailer in Africa, now 51% owned by Wal-Mart.

Mediclinic owns hospitals in SA, the UAE and Switzerland.

Naspers is an in emerging markets company focussed on digital TV & Internet.

Nike is a global designer and retailer of sporting equipment.

Omnia is a fertiliser and explosives producer.

Richemont is a luxury brands company expanding in Asia.

Sasol is a global player in chemicals and fuels technology.

Starbucks is a roaster, marketer and retailer of coffee.

Stryker makes hip and knee joint replacements and hospital beds.

Tiger Brands is a basic and branded food producer, expanding through Africa.

Visa is a global payments technology company.

Woolworths is SA's leading organic food retailer & clothing business.

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