9 shares you need to watch on Monday

The Metcash (ASX:MTS) share price will be a focus today

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The futures market is pointing to a small rise when the S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) opens this morning, despite a mostly negative session for international markets on Friday.

Here's a quick recap:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): down 0.2%
  • DAX (Germany): down 0.47%
  • CAC 40 (France): down 0.3%
  • Dow Jones (USA): down 0.01%
  • NASDAQ (USA): up 0.46%

The Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS) share price will be in focus today after the company reported its full-year results. The company reported a 5.4% increase in group sales and an 9% increase in underlying net profit, while also announcing the retirement of group CEO Ian Morrice after four years in the job.

Auckland International Airport Ltd (ASX: AIA) reported its traffic numbers this morning for the month of May, with international passenger numbers up 10.1% compared with May 2016.

Sky Network Television Ltd (ASX: SKT) and Vodafone Europe announced they had decided to terminate the sale and purchase (SPA) agreement in relation to a proposed merger between Sky and Vodafone New Zealand. However, the pair will continue to work together to strengthen their commercial relationship.

Gold miners such as Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) and Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) could receive some attention after the gold price rose 0.5% to around US$1,257 an ounce.

The iron ore price also rose 0.4%, according to The Metal Bulletin, while oil prices rebounded another 0.7%, which could provide a boost for the BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) share price.

Meanwhile, other shares that could be worth keeping an eye on today are RCG Corporation Ltd (ASX: RCG), whose shares have rallied so far in June, together with Bellamy's Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) and Ardent Leisure Group (ASX: AAD). The Bellamy's share price lost some of its steam on Friday following a solid run, while Ardent Leisure Group's share price declined on the back of a full-year earnings update.

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Motley Fool contributor Ryan Newman has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of ASX Limited. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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