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Thursday 28th August 2008

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The sharemarket rose slightly today with the NZSE50 up 0.19% to end the day at 3,324.

Top stock Telecom advanced 0.6% and second-ranked Contact Energy lost 0.5%. Number three, Fletcher Building, added 0.4%.

In the retail sector, Hallenstein Glasson jumped 1.8% and Pumpkin Patch increased 5.8%. Not so good for Michel Hill who dropped 1.1% and The Warehouse Group dipped 0.9%.

Among other major gainers, Xero was up 10%, Delegat's Group surged 5.38%, AMP jumped 3.8%, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare increased 1.7%, Auckland International Airport rose 1.5%, Pike River Coal jumped 2.2% and SkyCity Entertainment was up 3.5%.

Losers included Dominion Finance down 16.67%, L & M Petroleum down 5.88%, Heritage Gold down 3.85%, Rakon dipped 2.1%, NZX lost 2.3%, Guinness Peat Group gave back 2.8% and Goodman Fielder and Fisher & Paykel Appliances lost 1.7% each.

Things were more positive among the banks, Westpac Banking Group moved up 3.6% and ANZ increased .26%.

Lyttelton Port remained unchanged today after it announced an increase to its full-year profit by 7.3% on record volumes of cargo.

ProvencoCadmus, dipped 5.26%, after posting a full-year loss and saying it is considering assets sales to shore up its capital.

Nuplex Industries, was up 1.59% on posting an 84% gain in full-year earnings after it closed unprofitable plants and lifted sales.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 55.3 points, or 1.1%, to 5066.5, led by gains among miners and some financial stocks.

NZ Top 50 3,324.796 +6.273 (+0.19%)
ASX 200 5,066.500 +55.30 (+1.10%)
Dow 11,502.51 +89.64 (+0.79%)
Nasdaq 2,382.46 +20.49 (+0.87%)
FTSE 100 5,528.10 +57.40 (+1.05%)

 

AIA 2.06 +0.03
AIR 1.18 -0.01
AMP 8.20 +0.30
ANZ 19.65 +0.05
APN 3.86 0.00
APT 1.05 -0.01
CAV 2.75 0.00
CEN 8.35 -0.04
EBO 4.95 +0.04
FBU 7.30 +0.03
FPA 1.76 -0.03
FPH 3.05 +0.05
FRE 3.35 0.00
GFF 1.76 -0.03
GMT 1.13 -0.03
GPG 1.39 -0.04
HLG 2.90 +0.05
IFT 2.23 +0.04
IMP 1.13 0.00
ING 0.77 -0.02
KIP 1.12 -0.02
LNN 10.84 -0.21
MFT 7.22 -0.03
MHI 0.88 -0.01
MVN 1.66 -0.03
NPX 6.40 +0.10
NZO 1.62 0.00
NZR 7.20 +0.07
NZS 1.59 -0.01
NZX 7.23 -0.17
PFI 1.14 -0.03
PGW 2.75 0.00
POT 7.15 0.00
PPL 1.64 +0.09
PRC 1.89 +0.04
RAK 2.87 -0.06
RYM 1.76 -0.01
SAN 6.00 -0.05
SKC 3.56 +0.12
SKL 0.89 0.00
SKT 4.72 -0.01
STU 3.38 +0.05
TEL 3.26 +0.02
THL 1.49 +0.04
TLS 5.40 0.00
TPW 7.95 +0.09
TWR 2.25 0.00
VCT 2.29 -0.07
WBC 28.50 +1.00
WHS 3.32 -0.03


 


 



 

 



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