Slow end to the week as ASX sheds 0.2%

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 share index was down yet again today, dropping 0.2% to finish the week at 6405.20 points. In spite of this, the market was up 3.5% for the week with hopes of a vaccine not being far away now. 

Supermarket giants Coles (COL) and Woolworths (WOW) were down 0.5% each today while the tech stocks once again outperformed the market with Telstra (TLS) up 1.62% and Afterpay (APT) adding 2.64%.

Gainers and Losers

The biggest gainers on Friday were:

  • Graincorp +9.1%
  • Polynovo +8.6%
  • Northern Star +7.2%
  • Saracen +7.1%
  • Perseus +6.7%

The biggest declines were:

  • URW -6.2%
  • Omni Bridgeway -3.9%
  • Challenger -3.6%
  • Deterra Royalties -3.4%
  • News Corp -3.3%

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