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Friday 12th September 2008

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The sharemarket rose slightly today with the NZSE50 up 0.84% to end the day at 3,361.

Top stock Telecom eased to 1.33%, Contact Energy was up 2.04%, and Fletcher Building closed up 4.08%.

In the retail sector, Michael Hill gained 2.27%, Hallenstein Glasson remained unchanged and Pumpkin Patch dropped .66%.

Gains today included A2 Corporation up 6.67%, Ryman Healthcare up 4.40%, Tower up 4.33%, Plus SMS Holdings up 3.64% and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare up 2.55%.

Lombard Group lost 40%, Dominion Finance continued down 16.67%, OceanaGold Corporation down 6.15%, Turners Auctions down 5.45% and Sealegs Corporation down 2.56%.

Warehouse Group, the biggest retailer on the NZX 50 Index, was up 2.18% after saying its full-year profit fell 21% amid weakening consumer demand and higher costs.

Solution Dynamics Ltd, a data, print and mail management company, remained unchanged today after forecasting a profit in 2009 after two years of losses, on license sales of its Dejar data archiving product.

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index rose 89.5 points, or 1.9%, to close at the day's high of 4903.8,

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 164.79 points, or 1.46% to 11,433.71, while the broader Standard & Poor's 500 lifted 17.01 points, or 1.38%, to 1,249.05.
The NASDAQ rose 29.52 points, or 1.32%, to 2,258.22.

NZ Top 50 3,361.688 +28.145 (+0.84%)
ASX 200 4,903.800 +89.500 (+1.86%)
Dow 11,433.71 +164.79 (+1.46%)
Nasdaq 2,258.22 +29.52 (+1.32%)
FTSE 100 5,318.40 -47.80 (-0.89%)

 

AIA 2.03 -0.01
AIR 1.09 +0.02
AMP 9.06 -0.09
ANZ 20.84 +0.22
APN 3.99 0.00
APT 1.08 -0.01
CAV 3.09 +0.04
CEN 9.01 +0.18
EBO 4.95 +0.01
FBU 7.65 +0.30
FPA 1.81 +0.04
FPH 3.22 +0.08
FRE 3.60 0.00
GFF 1.79 -0.01
GMT 1.16 -0.02
GPG 1.31 0.00
HLG 3.00 0.00
IFT 2.18 0.00
IMP 1.14 0.00
ING 0.77 -0.01
KIP 1.16 0.00
LNN 11.00 +0.20
MFT 7.05 -0.02
MHI 0.90 +0.02
MVN 1.68 0.00
NPX 6.40 +0.05
NZO 1.53 +0.02
NZR 6.64 +0.13
NZS 1.52 +0.03
NZX 6.86 +0.02
PFI 1.16 +0.01
PGW 2.48 -0.02
POT 6.98 +0.03
PPL 1.51 -0.01
PRC 1.74 -0.02
RAK 2.78 +0.03
RYM 1.90 +0.08
SAN 5.92 -0.13
SKC 3.73 +0.03
SKL 0.98 -0.01
SKT 4.58 +0.05
STU 3.69 -0.06
TEL 2.97 -0.04
THL 1.35 0.00
TLS 5.18 +0.05
TPW 8.25 +0.03
TWR 2.17 +0.09
VCT 2.26 +0.03
WBC 28.52 -0.28
WHS 3.28 +0.07


 


 



 

 



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