The S&P ASX 100 Index (ASX: ^XTO) was 1.2% down over the past week. Lower iron ore prices sent the big miners down. The Aussie dollar ended flat for the week at 92.72 cents to the US$. The US Fed announced a further US$10 billion tapering, which bolstered the US markets and strengthened the US$.
Here are the 5 top ASX 100 gainers of the past week.
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) price: $4.09 (+6.23%)
The media reported that Pernod Ricard, the French alcoholic drinks distributor, had interests in possibly buying the US assets of the company. The company issued a letter saying that the distributor has not approached or discussed anything with it.
Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) price: $5.10 (+3.9%)
The gaming machines producer will release new launches. Last year, it had gaming hits such as The Walking Dead slot game and Buffalo. It hit a high of $5.55 in late March.
ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ) price: $7.71 (+2.8%)
The analytical laboratory service provider hit a low of $7.05 in mid-March. In February, it reported that its December quarter was roughly in line with the previous two quarters, yet because of the extreme weather conditions in the US and the effects of the mining pullback it provided no forecast for the March quarter.
Asciano Ltd (ASX: AIO) price: $5.58 (+2.57%)
The rail transport and cargo port operator reaffirmed its full-year FY2014 guidance of low-single digit growth in underlying net profit. It had a 21.8% increase in the March quarter of its coal haulage on the previous corresponding period.
ResMed Inc (ASX: RMD) price: $5.37 (+2.1%)
The respiratory aid device producer has been rising steadily from a $4.72 low in mid-April. It recently released its March quarter results, showing a 4% rise in revenue and a 6% gain in net income compared to the previous corresponding period.