Like its other telco rivals, Telstra operates in an ultra-competitive market with thinning margins and high-capital infrastructure spend. With competitors – including Optus, TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM) and Vodafone – spending big on new technology and aggressively pursuing new users and as clients become more choosy when it comes to their telco providers, Telstra faces a lot of challenges on several fronts.
The market had mixed reactions to the announcements, as Amcor shares dropped just over 6% coming out of its trading halt. However, the fact is, it makes far more sense for Amcor to be listed in the US than Australia. The company makes approximately 85% of its revenue from the Americas, Europe and Middle East markets. Additionally, Amcor reports its earnings in US dollars, and the acquisition of Bemis will provide greater exposure to the U.S. market.
Since it listed in the US at an IPO price of $27.50 in December 2015, Atlassian share price has scaled to new heights. In June this year, it was trading above $67.
That was the big news last week when the social media giant reported disappointing results. But a few weeks before that Facebook was one of the market’s darling stocks. It is part of what is called the
FANGs– Facebook, Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Google (owned by Alphabet Inc). It is a formidable group of companies that have led the US stock markets higher over the past several years.
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