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Thursday 4th September 2008

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The sharemarket fell slightly today with the NZSE50 down -0.75% to end the day at 3,348.

Top stock Telecom fell 2.2% and Contact Energy lost 0.1%, while Fletcher Building increased 2.7%.

In the retail sector, Hallenstein Glasson was up 0.3% and Pumpkin Patch increased 0.6%, while The Warehouse Group dropped 1.2%.

Among other top gainers, Geneva Finance was up 25%, Steel & Tube Holdings up 7.95%, Austral Pacific Energy up 5.13%, Cavalier up 3.5%, and SkyCity jumped 3.1%.

Not doing so well were Heritage Gold down 19.23%, Plus SMS down 15.56%, Dorchester Pacific down 13.64%, AMP 2.6%, Fisher & Paykel Appliances 3.7%, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare 2.1%, Goodman Fielder 4.8%, Guinness Peat Group 2.1%, Lion Nathan 2.7%, Port of Tauranga 2.1%, and Westpac 2.2%.

Skellerup Holdings increased 6.32% after it posted a full-year profit on demand for its products from the booming dairy industry and a one-time gain from asset sales.

L&M Petroleum, an oil and gas explorer listed on the NZX and ASX, was up 5.26% after saying it will farm in to a drilling programme in California's San Joaquin Basin, its first foray outside of New Zealand.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 slid 80.5 points, or 1.6%, to 4979.5, while the broader All Ordinaries lost 79.6 points, or 1.55%, to 5,050.9.

Overnight, the Dow Jones index rose 15.96 points to 11,532.88, but the broader Standard & Poor's 500 lost 2.6 points to 1274.98. The Nasdaq shed 15.51 points to 2,333.73.

NZ Top 50 3,348.141 -25.307 (-0.75%)
ASX 200 4,979.500 -80.500 (-1.59%)
Dow 11,532.88 +15.96 (+0.14%)
Nasdaq 2,333.73 -15.51 (-0.66%)
FTSE 100 5,499.70 -121.00 (-2.15%)

 

AIA 2.03 -0.04
AIR 1.16 -0.02
AMP 8.70 -0.23
ANZ 20.60 -0.09
APN 4.30 0.00
APT 1.04 -0.01
CAV 3.00 +0.10
CEN 8.35 -0.01
EBO 4.88 -0.02
FBU 7.60 +0.20
FPA 1.82 -0.07
FPH 3.24 -0.07
FRE 3.50 0.00
GFF 1.80 -0.09
GMT 1.14 -0.01
GPG 1.38 -0.03
HLG 2.99 +0.01
IFT 2.26 -0.01
IMP 1.11 0.00
ING 0.77 +0.02
KIP 1.12 -0.02
LNN 10.70 -0.30
MFT 7.05 -0.03
MHI 0.90 0.00
MVN 1.65 +0.03
NPX 6.40 -0.06
NZO 1.52 0.00
NZR 7.38 -0.07
NZS 1.51 -0.04
NZX 6.97 +0.11
PFI 1.13 -0.02
PGW 2.72 -0.03
POT 6.95 -0.15
PPL 1.58 +0.01
PRC 1.92 -0.03
RAK 2.90 -0.04
RYM 1.68 -0.01
SAN 6.10 +0.10
SKC 3.71 +0.11
SKL 1.01 +0.06
SKT 4.83 -0.10
STU 3.80 +0.28
TEL 3.12 -0.07
THL 1.40 -0.06
TLS 5.37 +0.03
TPW 8.00 +0.05
TWR 2.12 -0.03
VCT 2.26 -0.02
WBC 29.35 -0.65
WHS 3.31 -0.04

 

 


 



 

 



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