The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) is expected to follow its international counterparts lower today with the futures market pointing to a 10-point decline at the opening bell. The Healthscope Ltd (ASX: HSO) share price will likely be among those in focus after it plunged 4% on Monday.
Here’s a quick recap:
- FTSE 100 (UK): down 0.55%
- DAX (Germany): down 0.45%
- CAC 40 (France): down 0.71%
- Dow Jones (USA): down 0.06%
- NASDAQ (USA): down 0.29%
The HSO share price was among the hardest hit on Monday after it announced the appointment of its new CEO, Gordon Ballantyne, who will replace the outgoing Robert Cooke in May.
Th Orion Health Group Ltd (ASX: OHE) share price was slammed as well following a disappointing business update, so investors will be hopeful for a more positive session today.
In the resources sector, miners such as BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) and Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) will likely be back in focus after the iron ore price dropped 1.3% to below US$80 a tonne, according to The Metal Bulletin.
The oil price traded lower as well, while the gold price managed to rebound 0.3%. That could support the shares of businesses such as Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN).
And finally, the Spotless Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: SPO) share price may receive some more attention after The Australian Financial Review reported that there could be more parties interested in acquiring its business.
Before getting started on your day, be sure to check out these two articles:
- Here’s why these 4 ASX shares have started the week with a BANG
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