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ASX preview on Wednesday: 9 shares you need to watch today

The iSentia Group Ltd (ASX: ISD) share price will be in focus again today. The ISD share price surged more than 7% on Tuesday, taking its two-day tally to 14.4%, and shareholders will be hopeful for more gains today. The broader market, however, is expected to decline with the futures market pointing to an 11-point drop at the open.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): down 0.15%
  • DAX (Germany): up 0.06%
  • CAC 40 (France): down 0.35%
  • Dow Jones (USA): down 0.14%
  • NASDAQ (USA): down 0.26

The gold miners could receive more attention today after the gold price fell another 0.7% to US$1,216 an ounce. The Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) share price, along with Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL), were among the hardest hit shares on the ASX 200 yesterday amid fears the gold price could have further to fall.

The iron ore miners, including BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) and Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) could also come under the spotlight. As reported by The Australian Financial Review, iron ore prices could fall sharply in the second-half of the year which would likely weigh on the share prices of those businesses.

Outside of the resources sector, the Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) share price may find some support after Bernstein increased its share price target from $4.70 to $5, according to Barrons.com. The telco’s shares are hovering around a multi-year low price with dividend-hungry investors likely intrigued by its solid dividend yield.

Meanwhile, Freelancer Ltd (ASX: FLN) shares soared on Tuesday and could receive more attention from investors today, along with Nextdc Ltd (ASX: NXT) and Ardent Leisure Group (ASX: AAD).

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