Investors buy dip to finish 0.2% higher for the day
Australian investors bought an early morning dip in the market (down 0.5% at one point) to see the ASX close 0.2% higher for the day to reach 6547.20 points.
The banks once again feature on this roundup, stealing the spotlight from today’s trading with the four major banks all up around 2%. Clearly, investors continue to find value in the banks which historically recover quite strongly post-recession.
Afterpay (APT) also had a strong day, up 3.38%.
Gainers and Losers
The biggest gainers on Thursday were:
- ALS Ltd +7.9%
- Perpetual 7.6%
- Virgin Money UK +5.5%
- BlueScope Steel +5.3%
- EML Payments +5%
The biggest declines were:
- Elders Ltd -4.5%
- Reliance Worldwide -4%
- QBE Insurance -3.9%
- United Malt Group -3.4%
- Sandfire Resources -3%
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