Market finishes 1.3% higher closing above 6600 points

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 share index closed 1.3% higher today to reach 6644.10 points as another 9-month high is reached.

The banks wasted no time continuing their rally after a flat session yesterday with ANZ up 3.10% and Westpac (WBC) up 2.61%.

BHP and Woodside Petroleum (WPL) also finished well in the green, up 3.37% and 2.96% respectively. 

Gainers and Losers

The biggest gainers on Tuesday were:

  • Beach Energy +8.2%
  • URW +7.3%
  • Whitehaven Coal +6.9%
  • Janus Henderson Group +5.8%
  • Challenger +5.5%

The biggest declines were:

  • Silver Lake -9.4%
  • Saracen -9%
  • Northern Star -8.9%
  • Evolution Mining -8.4%
  • Perseus Mining -7.6%

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