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Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has continued on its ‘Santa slump’, dropping 0.2% to 5,089.6, as weaker Chinese manufacturing data played on the minds of investors. Investors may also be selling before the US Federal Reserve meeting this week, with many commentators predicting the central bank will announce the tapering of quantitative easing.

Here are the top five best performing stocks in the index today.

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Senex Energy (ASX: SXY) dropped 8.4% to 70.5 cents
  • Buru Energy (ASX: BRU) lost 3.7% to $1.425
  • Beach Energy (ASX: BPT) fell 2.9% to $1.321
  • Mount Gibson Iron (ASX: MGX) slipped 2.9% to $1.00
  • Transfield Services (ASX: TSE) closed down 2.8% to 86 cents

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