Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Stock of the Week: Auckland International Airport

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This Stock of the Week is a culmination of a number of additions to a stock in my portfolio that started from an original purchase of 1000 in 2006.

Auckland International Airport [AIA.NZ] makes up a bigger part of my portfolio this week as I almost doubled my holding to 5000 shares when I bought 2000 yesterday, at the 52 week low no less -that wont last, my purchases always dip after I buy in.

The share price closed at $1.53 today, close to the 52 week low of $1.51, still a bargain in my humble opinion and that is the main reason I picked it this week.

The share price reached a high above $3.60 less than 2 years ago and at less than half that price now it has a gross return of over 8% on offering, good considering returns on any other asset class these days.

The company is doing OK during the economic downturn, with a relatively stagnant profit and will perform to expectations once the economy recovers.

I like the company and bought more because of its monopoly status and the fact that several parties have taken large stakes in the prospect that the new National Government will be more relaxed to foreign ownership.

The Auckland Supercity's arrival in less than 2 years also puts the question of council ownership of airport shares up for grabs.

Above all the company is a good long term prospect for profit and therefore an increase in stock price.

Good luck!

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