ASX adds 0.4% as small caps lag
Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 share index added 0.4% today to mark its best session in two weeks, reaching 5931.30. This was not the case for the small ordinaries which struggled to gain momentum today, losing 0.54% off the index.
The banks had a reasonable day despite Westpac (WBC) being the next to report some particularly poor earnings, with profit down 66% for the year. NAB was an example of this, up 1.18% for the day.
Supermarket giants, Coles (COL) and Woolworths (WOW) also enjoyed a green day today, adding 1.80% and 0.97% respectively.
Gainers and Losers
The biggest gainers on Monday were:
- AMP +9.8%
- CSR +5.7%
- Boral +5.5%
- Cromwell Property +5.1%
- Sydney Airport +4.4%
The biggest declines were:
- Avita Therapeutics -5.1%
- Polynovo -4.6%
- Whitehaven Coal -4.2%
- Credit Corp Group -3.6%
- Clinuval Pharmaceuticals -3.5%
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