ASX back below 6200 points, dropping 0.7%

The ASX200 closed down 0.7% today to 6184.60 points after being in the green briefly towards the start of the day.

This decline in the index was largely fueled by poor days from the banks, miners and healthcare stocks including Commonwealth Bank (CBA) down 1.24%, BHP down 1.64% and Blackmores (BKL) down 2.71% for the day.

Afterpay (APT) bucked the trend, closing up a whopping 4.51% to reach just under $102 following its announcement it will allow customers to open bank accounts in a deal in conjuction with Westpac.

Gainers and Losers

The biggest gainers on Tuesday were:

  • Mesoblast +5.3%
  • Afterpay +4.5%
  • EML Payments +4%
  • Unibail-Rodamco +3.9%
  • GPT Group +3%
  • Ampol +3%

The biggest declines were:

  • IDP Education -7.2%
  • Persues Mining -5.4%
  • Monadelphous -4.1%
  • GrainCorp -4.1%
  • Ramelius Resources -3.6%

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