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ASX 200 to slip: 6 shares you need to watch today

Local shares are expected to fall marginally when the opening bell rings this morning, with the Sydney Futures Exchange pointing to a 4-point decline.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): up 0.18%
  • DAX (Germany): up 0.33%
  • CAC 40 (France): up 0.29%
  • Dow Jones (USA): down 0.04%
  • NASDAQ (USA): down 0.36%

The gold sector could find some support today following a disastrous run late last week.

Gold prices rebounded 0.6% which could help companies such as EVOLUTION FPO (ASX: EVN) and Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM).

Shares in the energy sector, including Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) and Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL), could also receive a boost after oil prices rose 2% during the latest session.

Other companies that will come into focus today are Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) and Crown Resorts Ltd (ASX: CWN).

Mayne Pharma’s share price plummeted on Friday following reports that a lawsuit had been filed against it and five other pharmaceutical companies in the United States. Its shares did recover much of their intraday losses on Friday, but still closed 8.8% lower.

Meanwhile, Crown Resorts is in the process of selling much of its stake in the Melco Crown Entertainment business, reaping it around $1.9 billion in proceeds thus far.

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