AT THE CLOSE 05-11-18

The ASX 200 closed down 31 points, near the lows, despite some mid-market strength. Financials the highlight while Healthcare suffered on CSL (-2.4% and -6.8pts). WBC results, GXL takeover, COH patent ruling. Dow futures -80. #ausbiz TODAY Economic data – AIG Services Index, ANZ Job Advertisements 0.7% (prev -0.7%) Ex-dividend – Joyce Corporation (JYC) 6.0c,… Continue reading AT THE CLOSE 05-11-18

MID MORNING MARKETS 02-11-18

The ASX 200 is down 6 points in mid-morning trade after another positive overnight session. MQG, ORI and CSR result, CTD flops, other banks hit. GXL trading update and takeover. Retail sales today and US payrolls tonight #ausbiz TODAY Economic data – PPI and retail sales. Consensus is for a 0.3% increase in retail sales.… Continue reading MID MORNING MARKETS 02-11-18

MID MORNING MARKETS 1-11-18

The ASX 200 is up 13 points in mid-morning trade after strong leads. BHP buy-back and special div dominates (contributes 14pts) , NAB results,WOW Q sales,  CCP upgrades PDL purchases, CTD bounces, AMP extends recovery. #ausbiz COMPANY NEWS Woolworths (WOW) – Q sales. Australian Food sales growth of 1.9% (comparable sales: +1.8%) due to impact… Continue reading MID MORNING MARKETS 1-11-18