市场见解

Why the McGrath (ASX:MEA) share price is surging 8%

The McGrath Ltd (ASX: MEA) share price has rocketed higher this morning after a strong trading update from the real estate group.
The post Why the McGrath (ASX:MEA) share price is surging 8% appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

surging asx ecommerce share price represented by woman jumping off sofa in excitement

The McGrath Ltd (ASX: MEA) share price has jumped higher in early trade. That comes after the Aussie real estate group provided a trading update and its latest full-year profit guidance.

Why is the McGrath share price surging?

Shares in the real estate company have rocketed higher at the open after it reported a significant earnings uplift. McGrath expects underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to be in the range of $16.5 million to $17.5 million.

For context, McGrath’s FY2020 underlying EBITDA totalled just $3.7 million. The McGrath share price is responding positively following this morning’s update. It comes after a bumper half-year result and McGrath’s advice that it expects strong trading conditions to persist in the second half.

McGrath reported half-year underlying EBITDA of $6.6 million, up from $1.6 million in 1H 2020. The positive momentum behind that result has persisted in the third quarter, giving rise to the higher forecasts for McGrath’s full-year earnings.

A strong Aussie housing market has been a key factor in the significant earnings upgrade. McGrath said the residential property market has seen a number of positive indicators in recent times. Those include rising national home values, strong sales volumes and strong new household borrower commitments.

The McGrath share price has shot higher at the open following this morning’s update. McGrath CEO Eddie Law said, “The combination of improving business and consumer sentiment, record low interest rates and lower stock levels in the market, has driven strong price growth in recent months”.

Investors have clearly been buoyed by this morning’s news. Strong business performance and favourable conditions have shareholders buying strongly on Monday morning.

The McGrath share price has been charging higher in the last 6 months. Prior to this morning’s open, the Aussie real estate shares were up 140.7% to 65 cents per share since 27 October 2020. But today’s news has resulted in a further 7.69% gain to see the company’s shares currently trading at 70 cents.

Foolish takeaway

The McGrath share price is on the move after the company significantly boosted its forecast underlying EBITDA figures for FY2021.

Where to invest $1,000 right now

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes are the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they are great buys right now.

See The 5 Stocks

*Returns as of February 15th 2021

More reading

Motley Fool contributor Ken Hall has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

The post Why the McGrath (ASX:MEA) share price is surging 8% appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

随时随地,交易世界!

移动APP平台,拥有 12 个市场的 50,000 多种全球上市证券(全球市值超过 70%),直接在您的 Android 或 iOS 设备上即可操作。

与独有的交易理念和投资分析工具相结合,帮助您在我们 12 个全球市场中的几乎所有金融工具上找到可操作的见解,从而帮助您优化交易策略。

推荐给您的朋友

向您的朋友推荐Monex并赠予他们免费使用我们交易工具的机会

我们尊重您的隐私,只会向您的朋友发送一封邮件 

与您的朋友分享

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;


To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.


An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;


Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;


Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!