If you’re like me, you’re probably over all the negativity surrounding the S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO).
All we hear about is bank shares crashing, the price of oil is plummeting, and our miners are getting pummeled. But, what if we’re not looking in the right places.
Instead of focusing on BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP), Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) and National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX: NAB), why not focus on a whole bunch of good news stories about shares that have had an amazing growth spurt over the past 3 months.
Some of them you’ll recognise, and some you won’t, but take some time to read a little about them as you might just find some great value opportunities.
Here they are, 10 shares that have grown by a minimum of 15% to 148% in the past 3 months.
% Growth 3 months
|Farm Pride Foods Ltd. (ASX: FRM)||148.82%|
|a2 Milk Company Ltd (Australia) (ASX: A2M)||108.54%|
|BWX Ltd (ASX: BWX)||93.19%|
|Australian Dairy Farms Group (ASX: AHF)||47.22%|
|Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS)||36.25%|
|Pental Ltd (ASX: PTL)||26.53%|
|Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL)||19.75%|
|Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE)||19.42%|
|Freedom Foods Group Ltd (ASX: FNP)||16.10%|
|Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES)||15.49%|
Farm Pride Foods Ltd
Farm Pride produces cage, barn, and free range eggs and egg products. The company operates more than 6 farms and sources eggs from across Australia to process and pack approximately 8 million eggs every week. Its Keysborough site has egg processing plants that turn shell eggs into value-added egg products for supply into the food service industry.
a2 Milk Company Ltd (Australia)
a2 Milk produces and supplies a2 brand milk and milk related products. Products include Liquid Milk, Infant Formula and other dairy products like cream and yoghurt. a2 Milk is pure dairy milk which comes from cows specially selected to produce a2 beta-casein protein rather than A1.
BWX manufactures and sells beauty and personal care products. The company also manufactures beauty and personal care products for third party customers. Products include Sukin, DermaSukin, Uspa, Edward Beale & Renew Skincare. BWX sells its products through its wholesale distributor network, direct to wholesale pharmacy customers, and through specialty beauty retail outlets.
Australian Dairy Farms Group
Australian Dairy Farms is a farm owner and operator which produces fresh milk for sale to milk processors. The group basically operates three farms. The Brucknell Farms accommodate a total of 1,508 dairy livestock comprising an annual average of 935 milking cows and 483 calves and heifers. The company has also announced contracts for two other farms, known as Ignatios Farm, Glenfyne, and Brucknell No 3 Farm.
Metcash Limited is a wholesale distributor which supplies dry grocery, perishable and general merchandise to IGA, Foodland, FoodWorks and Lucky 7 (convenience) stores. The company also distributes liquor products to Australian Liquor Marketers.
Pental manufactures and distributes home care and personal care products including soaps, detergents, bleach and other fast moving consumer goods. It supplies its own brands including Country Life, Natural Selections, Sunlight, Velvet, Knights Castile and Lux Flakes, together with the sale of icon brands such as Jiffy Firelighters, Softly premium wool wash, Huggie fabric softener, Country Homestead wool mix, Sureguard moth and silverfish repellent, Hi Speed iron cleaner and Close Up and Aim toothpastes.
Bellamy’s Australia Ltd
Bellamy’s produces a range of organic food and formula products for babies and toddlers. It offers over 30 baby and toddler products though supermarket chains, pharmacy chains and independent stores. Products include baby formula, baby food pouches, dry cereals, teething rusks, pasta, fruit snacks and fruit bars.
Treasury Wine Estates
Treasury is a global wine company with a portfolio that includes wine brands: Penfolds, Beringer, Lindemans, Wolf Blass and Rosemount Estate and more. The company owns over 11,000 hectares of vineyards, with more than 3,000 winemakers, viticulturists, sales, distribution and support staff. Treasury’s wines are sold in more than 70 countries around the world.
Freedom Foods Group
Freedom Foods is a diversified food company operating in the Health and Wellness sector. The company provides a range of products to meet specific dietary or medical conditions including allergen free (i.e. gluten free, wheat free, nut free) products. Other products include a range of canned seafood covering sardines, salmon and specialty seafood, and a range of UHT (long life) food and beverage products including liquid stocks, soy, rice, almond and dairy milk beverages.
Wesfarmers is a diversified business, operating supermarkets and department stores.The company is best known for its ownership of retail giants Coles, Bunnings, Officeworks, Target and Kmart.
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