ASX retreats at end of trading to remain flat for the day

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 share index remained steady for the day after a late drop-off towards the end of trading, closing at 6885.90 points.

CSL was up today after releasing favourable profit figures, once again beating analysts expectations and finishing up 2.78%. 

The banks also played a hand in dragging up the index with ANZ up 2.83% and Westpac (WBC) up 3.53%.

Coles (COL) was hit hard today, closing down 5.64%.

Gainers and Losers

The biggest gainers on Thursday were:

  • TWE +17.46%
  • IPH +9.80%
  • TAH +5.67%
  • DMP +5.57%
  • ORA +5.49%

The biggest declines were:

  • NWH -17.14%
  • UMG -6.60%
  • BEN -6.50%
  • PPT -6.21%
  • COL -5.64%

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Disclaimer:
This article does not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation or needs of a particular person or entity. Before acting on any investment strategy or advice you should first consult with your current ASIC accredited investment professional or seek out a compliant investment professional for such.