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ASX 200 to lift on Thursday: 6 shares you need to watch today

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) looks set to carry yesterday’s momentum into today’s session. The futures market is pointing to a 9-point rise when the market opens this morning.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): up 0.12%
  • DAX (Germany): up 1.08%
  • CAC 40 (France): up 0.96%
  • Dow Jones (USA): up 0.14%
  • NASDAQ (USA): up 0.5%

Entertainment and gaming business Tabcorp Holdings Limited (ASX: TAH) reported its results today. Although its revenue increased 2%, its net profit for the period fell 28% to $58.9 million, largely due to significant items.

GBST Holdings Limited (ASX: GBT) and OFX Group Ltd (ASX: OFX) will both be in focus again today. Both shares were mauled on Wednesday as a result of disappointing trading updates.

Ansell Limited (ASX: ANN) and Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. (ASX: DMP) were also slammed on Wednesday, so investors will be hopeful for a rebound today.

Gold shares such as EVOLUTION FPO (ASX: EVN) could lose some of their appeal after the spot gold price slipped 0.4% overnight. Oil prices, on the other hand, rose a little over 1% while iron ore remained flat.

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