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Friday 19th September 2008

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The sharemarket rose slightly today with the NZSE50 up 0.89% to end the day at 3,187.

Top stock Telecom lost 0.4% and the second-ranked Contact Energy declined 0.5%, while the third best stock Fletcher Building was up 0.4%.

The retail sector was mixed with The Warehouse Group climbing 1.6% and Pumpkin Patch gaining 2.2%. Meanwhile Hallenstein Glasson dropped 5.0% and Michael Hill closed unchanged.

Other major gainers included Botry-Zen was up 25%, ANZ was up 16.34%, ProvencoCadmus and Glass Earth Gold were both up 13.33%, Life Pharmacy was up 11.11%, AMP up 9.80%, Westpac was up 9.11%.

On the flip side, the biggest decliners were BLIS Technologies down 8.33%, Skellerup Holdings down 4.44%, NZ Windfarms down 2.11% and Steel & Tube Holdings down 1.91%.

Today Dairy Trust, 44% owned by meat processor AFFCO Holdings, succeeded in its takeover offer for Open Country Cheese Co.

Dorchester Pacific, whose shares have tumbled 96% this year, said today it has delayed its annual meeting while it tries to finalise a schedule of deferred repayments to investors.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 198.2 points, or 4.3%, to 4805.5. The broader All Ordinaries had swelled 193.2 points, or 4.15%, to 4845.1.

The Dow Jones soared 410.03, or 3.86%, to 11,019.69, surging 560 points from its low of the day, 10,459.44.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 50.12, or 4.33%, to 1,206.51, and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 100.25, or 4.78%, to 2,199.10.

NZ Top 50 3,187.128 +28.208 (+0.89%)
ASX 200 4,805.500 +198.200 (+4.30%)
Dow 11,019.69 +410.03 (+3.86%)
Nasdaq 2,199.10 +100.25 (+4.78%)
FTSE 100 4,880.00 -32.40 (-0.66%)

 

AIA 2.02 -0.02
AIR 1.06 +0.01
AMP 8.40 +0.75
ANZ 21.00 +2.95
APN 3.85 0.00
APT 1.10 +0.03
CAV 2.65 +0.07
CEN 8.57 -0.04
EBO 4.35 +0.07
FBU 6.98 +0.03
FPA 1.72 +0.02
FPH 3.16 +0.08
FRE 3.34 +0.04
GFF 1.71 +0.02
GMT 1.18 -0.01
GPG 1.23 +0.03
HLG 2.65 -0.14
IFT 2.15 +0.03
IMP 1.12 0.00
ING 0.68 0.00
KIP 1.20 +0.01
LNN 10.56 +0.08
MFT 6.78 +0.12
MHI 0.75 0.00
MVN 1.50 +0.05
NPX 6.25 +0.09
NZO 1.37 0.00
NZR 6.50 +0.15
NZS 1.40 0.00
NZX 6.38 +0.13
PFI 1.14 +0.03
PGW 2.10 +0.10
POT 6.60 -0.05
PPL 1.40 +0.03
PRC 1.52 +0.08
RAK 2.46 +0.03
RYM 1.61 +0.01
SAN 5.50 +0.15
SKC 3.55 +0.01
SKL 0.86 -0.04
SKT 4.48 0.00
STU 3.08 -0.06
TEL 2.72 -0.01
THL 1.30 +0.07
TLS 4.85 +0.05
TPW 8.02 +0.02
TWR 1.84 +0.02
VCT 2.14 +0.03
WBC 28.15 +2.35
WHS 3.12 +0.05

 

 


 



 

 



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