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Friday 29th August 2008

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The sharemarket rose slightly today with the NZSE50 up 0.86% to end the day at 3,353.

Top stock Telecom edged up 0.3% and Contact Energy added 0.1%, while Fletcher Building jumped 2.5%.

In the retail sector, The Warehouse Group had a slightly positive day, advancing 0.9%. Hallenstein Glasson closed unchanged, but Michel Hill lost 4.6% and Pumpkin Patch gave back 3.1%.

Other major gainers included L & M Petroleum up 12.5%, Hellaby Holdings 7.95%, Auckland International Airport 2.9%, AMP 3.7%, ANZ 3.3%, APN News & Media 4.9%, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare 3.3%, Goodman Fielder 2.3%, Sky Network Television 2.8%, and Steel & Tube Holdings 3.0%.

Among top losers, Dorchester Pacific dropped 40%, NZX slumped 5.0%, ING Medical Properties dipped 3.5%, and Air New Zealand gave away 2.5%, Ryman Healthcare lost 2.3%, Rakon dropped 2.4% and Mainfreight declined 2.1%.

Financials were on the rise, with ANZ up 3.31% and Westpac up 1.44%.

New Zealand's only listed carpet-maker Cavalier, gained 2.18% today, after it lifted annual profit by 17% as it acquired a business and sold more carpet tiles. Sales rose 22% to NZ$250 million.

New Zealand Oil & Gas dropped 2.47% today after announcing its full-year profit soared as production from the Tui oil field allowed it to benefit from rising global crude oil prices. As a result, the company will pay an extra dividend.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 69.1 points, or 1.4%, to 5,135.6, while the broader All Ordinaries Index advanced 72.2 points, or 1.4%, to 5,215.5.

NZ Top 50 3,353.243 +28.447 (+0.86%)
ASX 200 5,135.600 +69.100 (+1.36%)
Dow 11,715.18 +212.67 (+1.85%)
Nasdaq 2,411.64 +29.18 (+1.22%)
FTSE 100 5,601.20 +73.10 (+1.32%)

 

AIA 2.12 +0.06
AIR 1.15 -0.03
AMP 8.50 +0.30
ANZ 20.30 +0.65
APN 4.05 +0.19
APT 1.04 -0.01
CAV 2.81 +0.06
CEN 8.36 +0.01
EBO 4.95 0.00
FBU 7.48 +0.18
FPA 1.76 0.00
FPH 3.15 +0.10
FRE 3.36 +0.01
GFF 1.80 +0.04
GMT 1.13 0.00
GPG 1.41 +0.02
HLG 2.90 0.00
IFT 2.30 +0.07
IMP 1.09 -0.04
ING 0.76 -0.01
KIP 1.11 -0.01
LNN 10.59 -0.25
MFT 7.07 -0.15
MHI 0.84 -0.04
MVN 1.66 0.00
NPX 6.40 0.00
NZO 1.58 -0.04
NZR 7.40 +0.20
NZS 1.59 0.00
NZX 6.87 -0.36
PFI 1.12 -0.02
PGW 2.74 -0.01
POT 7.02 -0.13
PPL 1.59 -0.05
PRC 1.89 0.00
RAK 2.80 -0.07
RYM 1.72 -0.04
SAN 5.92 -0.08
SKC 3.60 +0.04
SKL 0.90 +0.01
SKT 4.85 +0.13
STU 3.48 +0.10
TEL 3.27 +0.01
THL 1.51 +0.02
TLS 5.49 +0.09
TPW 7.91 -0.04
TWR 2.21 -0.04
VCT 2.32 +0.03
WBC 28.91 +0.41
WHS 3.35 +0.03


 


 



 

 



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