The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) took a thrashing on Wednesday, but looks set to rebound today. The Sydney Futures Exchange is pointing to an 8-point rise at the opening bell, despite a mostly negative session for equity markets overnight.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): down 0.85%
  • DAX (Germany): down 0.44%
  • CAC 40 (France): down 0.14%
  • Dow Jones (USA): up 0.17%
  • NASDAQ (USA): down 0.63%

A number of companies will hold their Annual General Meetings today. One that will receive plenty of attention is Ardent Leisure Group (ASX: AAD). Its share price has plummeted in response to Tuesday’s tragic incident at its Dreamworld theme park.

JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) will hold its AGM as well, together with Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL), Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC), Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF), APA Group (ASX: APA), Reece Ltd (ASX: REH) and Tatts Group Limited (ASX: TTS).

Investors will hope shares of Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) rebound today after they plummeted more than 5% on Wednesday due to slowing growth at its Coles stores.

Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) has also fallen hard in recent sessions, and could come under the microscope again today.

Other companies that will likely receive some attention include Village Roadshow Ltd (ASX: VRL), which has been impacted by the tragic events surrounding Ardent Leisure Group (Village operates three theme parks on the Gold Coast), as well as Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX: SRX) and IPH Ltd (ASX: IPH), which were both hit hard on Wednesday.

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