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Market close: Shares close slightly lower

Monday 18th August 2008

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The sharemarket fell slightly today with the NZSE50 down -0.51% to end the day at 3,334.

Top stock Telecom gained .31%, Fletcher Building gained 1.57% and Contact Energy was up .23%.

In the retail space The Warehouse was down nearly 5%, Pumpkin Patch was unchanged, Hallenstein Glasson was down .7%. Michael Hill dipped 1.12%.

Top gainers included Pacific Brands up 11.36%, Pan Pacific Petroleum up 3.70%, Freightways up 3.45%, Kingfish up nearly 2% and Lion Nathan up 1.85%.

Today's biggest losers were Plus SMS Holdings down 23.33%, Geneva Finance down 10% and OceanaGold down 8.33%.

Fisher & Paykel Appliances tumbled over 11% after the company said earnings will be hurt by costs to relocate plants overseas.

Freightways, was up 3.45% after announcing a 5% gain in annual profit and increased its final dividend after expanding in Australia and lifting sales from express packages.

The Australian benchmark S&P/ASX200 index dipped 1.4 points, or 0.3%, to 4980.0. Miner BHP Billiton Ltd and steelmaker BlueScope Steel released their annual results.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 43.97 points, or 0.38%, to close at 11,659.90, while the tech-rich Nasdaq composite fell 1.15 points, or 0.05% to 2,452.52.
The broad-market Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 5.27 points to finish at 1,298.20.

NZ Top 50 3,334.145 -16.988 (-0.51%)
ASX 200 4,980.300 -1.400 (-0.03%)
Dow 11,659.90 +43.97 (+0.38%)
Nasdaq 2,452.52 -1.15 (-0.05%)
FTSE 100 5,454.80 -42.60 (-0.77%)

 

AIA 1.99 -0.04
AIR 1.25 0.00
AMP 8.35 0.00
ANZ 20.69 -0.31
APN 3.86 -0.09
APT 1.06 -0.02
CAV 2.61 +0.01
CEN 8.59 +0.02
EBO 4.80 -0.05
FBU 7.10 +0.11
FPA 1.85 -0.24
FPH 2.88 -0.08
FRE 3.30 +0.11
GFF 1.85 +0.03
GMT 1.18 +0.01
GPG 1.52 -0.01
HLG 2.83 -0.02
IFT 2.16 0.00
IMP 1.07 -0.01
ING 0.80 +0.01
KIP 1.12 0.00
LNN 11.00 +0.20
MFT 7.18 0.00
MHI 0.88 -0.01
MVN 1.68 -0.01
NPX 6.39 +0.09
NZO 1.46 -0.03
NZR 6.93 +0.03
NZS 1.70 -0.08
NZX 7.57 0.00
PFI 1.17 +0.03
PGW 2.80 0.00
POT 6.91 +0.12
PPL 1.60 0.00
PRC 1.79 -0.04
RAK 3.03 0.00
RYM 1.72 +0.02
SAN 6.18 0.00
SKC 3.55 -0.08
SKL 0.97 -0.01
SKT 5.00 -0.10
STU 3.25 0.00
TEL 3.25 +0.01
THL 1.42 -0.08
TLS 5.45 +0.04
TPW 7.70 -0.25
TWR 2.27 +0.01
VCT 2.28 -0.02
WBC 28.00 -0.35
WHS 3.43 -0.18

 

 


 



 

 



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