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Market close: Shares close higher extending yesterday's gains

Thursday 7th August 2008

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The sharemarket rose slightly today with the NZSE50 up 0.79% to end the day at 3,379.

Telecom closed little changed, while Contact Energy advanced 0.8% and Fletcher Building jumped 2.9%.

The retail space was again mixed with Hallenstein Glasson slipping 0.4% and The Warehouse Group falling 1.2%, but Pumpkin Patch added to yesterday's gains and was up 2.6%. Michael Hill closed unchanged.

Other major gainers included Turners Auctions up 9%, Metheven 3.7%, Goodman Fielder 2.8%, Auckland International Airport 2.1%, AMP NZ Office Trust 2.8%, Ebos Group 4.4%, and Fisher & Paykel Appliances 2.0% and Rakon 2.9%.

Today's top losers were Heritage Gold dropping 13.5%, Pike River Coal plunged 4.5% and Infratil fell 2.3%.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 14.2 points, or 0.29%, to 4983.3, while the broader All Ordinaries climbed 11.9 points, or 0.24%, to 5030.

On the back of another drop in oil prices, the Dow rose 40.3, or 0.35%, to 11,656.07. The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 4.31, or 0.34%, to 1,289.19, and the NASDAQ rose 28.54, or 1.21%, to 2,378.37.

NZ Top 50 3,378.889 +26.547 (+0.79%)
ASX 200 4,983.300 +14.200 (+0.29%)
Dow 11,656.07 +40.30 (+0.35%)
Nasdaq 2,378.37 +28.54 (+1.21%)
FTSE 100 5,461.60 -24.50 (-0.45%)

 

  NZX TOP 50  
As at: 7/08/2008 5:34pm
CODE
LAST
+/-

AIA
1.98 +0.04

AIR
1.26 -0.01

AMP
8.30 0.00

ANZ
22.75 -0.05

APN
4.02 0.00

APT
1.12 +0.03

CAV
2.50 0.00

CEN
8.60 +0.07

EBO
4.80 +0.20

FBU
6.80 +0.19

FPA
2.03 +0.04

FPH
2.78 0.00

FRE
3.13 0.00

GFF
1.84 +0.05

GMT
1.19 +0.02

GPG
1.46 +0.02

HLG
2.85 -0.01

IFT
2.17 -0.05

IMP
1.13 +0.01

ING
0.81 +0.01

KIP
1.13 +0.02

LNN
11.09 -0.19

MFT
6.90 -0.05

MHI
0.82 0.00

MVN
1.68 +0.06

NPX
6.00 +0.05

NZO
1.57 +0.02

NZR
6.75 0.00

NZS
1.81 -0.02

NZX
7.72 0.00

PFI
1.16 +0.01

PGW
2.80 +0.03

POT
6.59 0.00

PPL
1.57 +0.04

PRC
1.85 -0.09

RAK
2.85 +0.08

RYM
1.70 +0.01

SAN
5.60 +0.09

SKC
3.62 +0.04

SKL
0.98 +0.03

SKT
4.74 +0.04

STU
3.16 +0.01

TEL
3.68 0.00

THL
1.39 -0.01

TLS
5.68 0.00

TPW
7.90 0.00

TWR
2.10 -0.01

VCT
2.26 -0.04

WBC
28.99 +0.15

WHS
3.41 -0.04


 



 

 



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