Third straight day of gains as banks soar

It was a strong day of trading on the ASX200 today as investors looked to the banks after a relatively business-focused budget report was released by Frydenberg last night. The market finished up 74.30 points (1.30%) to reach its highest close in a month of 6036.30.

Westpac was triumphant over the other three banks, enjoying the largest gain of 2.58%. ANZ and CBA were not far behind, adding 2.35% and 2.15% respectively.

Gainers and Losers

The biggest gainers were:

  • Virgin Money UK +6.3% to $1.45
  • Eagers Automotive +5.3% to $11.15
  • Seven Group Holdings +5.2% to $20
  • Cleanaway Waste Management +4.8% to $2.20
  • Zip Co +4.7% to $7.29

The biggest declines were:

  • Newcrest Mining -2.1% to $30.40
  • Healius -2% to $3.47
  • Resolute Mining -1.6% to 95c
  • Mesoblast -1.5% to $3.36
  • Avita Therapeutics -1.3% to $6.91

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