Banks and healthcare drag on index, falling 0.90%

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 share index dropped nearly 60 points today, down 0.9% as the major banks and healthcare were burdensome on the index.

ANZ was the worst affected, falling 1.85% while NAB dropped 1.69%.

Biotech, CSL, along with Blackmores (BKL) also had a rough day, both falling a touch over 1.2%.

Gainers and Losers

The biggest gainers on Tuesday were:

  • Macquarie Group +6.6%
  • Graincorp +4.7%
  • Eagers Automotive +4.3%
  • Perseus Mining +3.8%

The biggest declines were:

  • Challenger -14.8%
  • Boral -7.4%
  • Adbri -5.9%
  • Credit Corp -4.8%

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