ASX up 1.30% as election draws closer to a conclusion

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 share index was up 1.30% to 6139.60 as the US Presidential election draws nearer to a conclusion, with Biden seemingly regaining control. 

National Australia Bank (NAB) today reported earning down 37% for the year as well as a rather substantial dividend cut, however, added 3.26% today as this evidently beat expectations. Commonwealth Bank (CBA) and Westpac (WBC) were also up around 2% apiece today.

Healthcare giant, CSL, saw its share price increase an impressive 3.45% today, a gain of over $10.

Gainers and Losers

The biggest gainers on Thursday were:

  • Inghams +16.1%
  • IRESS +7.2%
  • Flight Centre +6.9%
  • Webjet +5.3%
  • Deterra Royalties +5.2%

The biggest declines were:

  • Treasury Wines -8.2%
  • Pendal Group -6%
  • CSR Ltd -5%
  • Domino’s Pizza -3.2%
  • Nanosonics -3.1%

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