Week 31 Aug – 6 Sep 2015

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This week at the stock market Impact

Market indices

Index 4 Sep 15 Week 28 Aug 15 Month 31 Aug 15 Year 31 Dec 14
S&P 500 1,921.22 -3.40% 1,988.87 -2.58% 1,972.18 -6.69% 2,058.90
DJIA 16,102.58 -3.25% 16,643.01 -2.57% 16,528.03 -9.65% 17,823.05
NASDAQ 4,683.92 -2.99% 4,828.33 -1.94% 4,776.51 -1.10% 4,736.05

The shape of the week

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^ US market indices this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

A week of Nightly Business Reports

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PORTFOLIO

Long term (52-week) performance Impact

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^ USD and AUD denominated indices over the last 52 weeks (Chart: Bunting)

This week’s performance Impact

Index 4 Sep 15 Week 28 Aug 15 Month 31 Aug 15 Year 31 Dec 14
USD Index 1.866 -3.48% 1.933 -2.80% 1.920 +7.17% 1.741
Valuation rate 0.69695 -3.45% 0.72188 -2.74% 0.71657 -15.16% 0.82153
AUD Index 2.678 -0.02% 2.678 -0.06% 2.679 +26.33% 2.119

Portfolio stocks this week

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^ The shape of portfolio stocks this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

Portfolio stocks in detail

AAPL: Apple, Inc This week Change Last week
Friday close $109.27 -3.55% $113.29
Market cap $623.136bn -$22.925bn $646.061bn
P/E (historical) 12.62 Change 13.08
P/E (1 year fwd) 12.09 Change 12.17
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $150, range $122 ↔ $175Change
Analyst recommendations 17Change strong buy, 3 buy, 11 hold
Last earnings report Q3 / 2015 21 Jul 2015
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0000320193
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^ Apple price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)
Apple has a product event scheduled for 9 Sep 2015

AMZN: Amazon Com, Inc This week Change Last week
Friday close $499.00 -3.67% $518.01
Market cap $233.387bn -$8.892bn $242.279bn
P/E (historical) NE NE
P/E (1 year fwd) 332.05 Change 357.50
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $646, range $360 ↔ $740.
Analyst recommendations 21 strong buy, 2 buy, 6 hold
Last earnings report Q2 / 2015 23 Jul 2015
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001018724
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^ Amazon price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

EBAY: Ebay, Inc This week Change Last week
Friday close $26.48 -2.83% $27.25
Market cap $32.259bn -$0.938bn $33.197bn
P/E (historical) 14.16 Change 14.57
P/E (1 year fwd) 16.29 Change 16.33
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $34, range $27 ↔ $75
Analyst recommendations 9 strong buy, 16Change hold, 1 under perform
Last earnings report Q2 / 2015 16 Jul 2015
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001065088
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^ Ebay price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

FB: Facebook, Inc This week Change Last week
Friday close $88.26 -3.02% $91.01
Market cap $248.677bn -$7.748bn $256.425bn
P/E (historical) 90.06 Change 92.87
P/E (1 year fwd) 62.96 Change 64.09
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $111, range $90 ↔ $146
Analyst recommendations 23 strong buy, 4 buy, 2 hold
Last earnings report Q2 / 2015 29 Jul 2015
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001326801
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^ Facebook price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

GOOGL: Google, Inc (Class A) This week Change Last week
Friday close $628.96 -4.66% $659.69
Market cap $431.174bn -$20.347bn $452.241bn
P/E (historical) 29.77 Change 31.22
P/E (1 year fwd) 27.17 Change 28.48
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $749, range $620 ↔ $850
Analyst recommendations 27 strong buy, 3 buy, 2 hold
Last earnings report Q2 / 2015 16 Jul 2015
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001288776
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^ Google (Class A) price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

GOOG: Google, Inc (Class C) This week Change Last week
Friday close $600.70 -4.71% $630.38
Market cap $411.801bn -$20.347bn $432.148bn
P/E (historical) 28.47 Change 29.88
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $787.5Change, range $750 ↔ $825Change
Analyst recommendations 7 strong buy
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^ Google (Class C) price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

LNKD: Linkedin Corp This week Change Last week
Friday close $180.43 -1.91% $183.94
Market cap $23.521bn -$0.457bn $23.978bn
P/E (historical) NE NE
P/E (1 year fwd) NE NE
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $253, range $172 ↔ $300.
Analyst recommendations 17 strong buy, 3 buy, 5 hold, 1 sell
Last earnings report Q2 / 2015 30 Jul 2015
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001271024
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^ Linkedin price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

PYPL: PayPal Holdings, Inc This week Change Last week
Friday close $34.29 -2.14% $35.04
Market cap $41.790bn -$0.914bn $42.704bn
P/E (historical) NE NE
P/E (1 year fwd) NE NE
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $44Change, range $30 ↔ $50.
Analyst recommendations 13Change strong buy, 2 buy, 5 hold, 1 underperformChange, 1 sell
Last earnings report Q2 / 2015 16 Jul 2015 (With EBAY)
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001633917
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^ PayPal price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

TWTR: Twitter, Inc This week Change Last week
Friday close $28.15 +4.92% $26.83
Market cap $19.038bn +$0.893bn $18.145bn
P/E (historical) NE NE
P/E (1 year fwd) NE NE
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $48, range $35 ↔ $56.
Analyst recommendations 12Change strong buy, 12Change hold
Last earnings report Q2 / 2015 28 Jul 2015
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001418091
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^ Twitter price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

V: Visa, Inc This week Change Last week
Friday close $69.16 -4.55% $72.46
Market cap $151.938bn -$7.249bn $159.187bn
P/E (historical) 29.03 Change 30.41
P/E (1 year fwd) 26.87 Change 27.63
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $81, range $76 ↔ $90
Analyst recommendations 15 strong buy, 4 buy, 4Change hold
Last earnings report Q3 / 2015 23 Jul 2015
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001403161
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^ Visa price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

VMW: VMware, Inc This week Change Last week
Friday close $79.55 +2.58% $77.55
Market cap $33.576bn +$0.844bn $32.732bn
P/E (historical) 38.80 Change 37.83
P/E (1 year fwd) 26.61 Change 26.48
Target (1 year) NASDAQ consensus $97Change, range $75 ↔ $117
Analyst recommendations 13Change strong buy, 3 buy, 9Change hold
Last earnings report Q3 / 2015 21 Jul 2015
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001124610
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^ VMware price movements this week (Chart: Yahoo Finance)

FX: USD/AUD

Exchange rate Chart: xe.com

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^ AUD movements against the USD this week (Chart: xe.com)

Abnormal periods and events, such as the dotcom crash, the 911 attack and the GFC on the negative side, and the dotcom boom and Australia’s mining boom on the positive side, have pushed the USD/AUD outside what may be considered a normal trading range of USD0.75 +/- 8%. The direction of the abnormality depends on which currency has been most affected, for example, the dotcom boom was a benefit to the USD, causing the AUD to fall against the USD, whereas Australia’s mining boom was a benefit to Australia, causing the AUD to rise against the USD.

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^ AUD movements against the USD over the past 25 years (Chart: OzForex)

Right now it seems that Australia’s commodity-based economy is weakening, and is more likely than USA to be affected by a slowdown in China’s economy. USA’s economy is strengthening, and a decision by the Federal Reserve to raise US interest rates to more levels is also likely to raise the USD to rise against the AUD. So it’s possible that the AUD will continue to fall against the USD for a while.

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^ AUD movements against the USD over the past 10 years (Chart: xe.com)

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