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ASX 200 rebounds on Wednesday: 9 shares you should have been watching

The local share market managed to rebound today with much of its gain coming after lunchtime.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.6% to 5653 points
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.5% to 5704 points
  • AUD/USD at US 75.56 cents
  • Iron Ore at US$83.34 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin
  • Gold at US$1,210.20 an ounce
  • Brent oil at US$55.39 a barrel

GBST Holdings Limited (ASX: GBT) and OFX Group Ltd (ASX: OFX) were both sold off by the market today on disappointing trading updates.

GBST said it expects earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to be around $8 million for the first-half of the 2017 financial year. It also expects full-year EBITDA to be just $12 million, implying a weaker second-half. Its shares tanked 16.9%.

Meanwhile, OFX Group (previously OzForex) fell 24% after it announced another change in leadership as well as an earnings guidance downgrade.

Thankfully, shares of Virtus Health Ltd (ASX: VRT) managed to rebound 5.1% after yesterday’s mauling, offering investors some reprieve. Collection House Limited (ASX: CLH), on the other hand, slipped another 7%.

Elsewhere, Bapcor Ltd (ASX: BAP) announced it would acquire 100% of New Zealand’s Hellaby Holdings after receiving acceptances for more than 90% of its shares.

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) also rebounded 1.7%, with Woolworths Limited (ASX: WOW) up 2% for the day as well.

Ansell Limited (ASX: ANN) was one of the market’s biggest losers for the day, shedding 5.7%. Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. (ASX: DMP) also fell 4.1%.

Here are Wednesday’s top stories:

  1. Why the OFX Group Ltd share price is plunging today
  2. Why shares of GBST Holdings Limited have tanked today
  3. 3 stocks I want to buy before earnings season

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