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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