4 shares you need to watch on Thursday

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) appears set to rise further today following another strong session on Wall Street overnight.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): up 0.3%
  • DAX (Germany): up 0.83%
  • CAC 40 (France): up 0.81%
  • Dow Jones (USA): up 0.4%
  • NASDAQ (USA): up 0.84%

The Yowie Group Ltd (ASX: YOW) share price could remain in focus today after the chocolate manufacturer’s shares lost a third of their value yesterday. The company revealed a sharp decrease in its sales guidance and announced a new CEO, with the group’s shares down more than 78% over the past year.

The Technology One Limited (ASX: TNE) share price could also receive some attention. The Australian Financial Review reported on this business overnight, saying that the business wants to be known just as a software-as-a-service business within the next few years which could bring with it a significant boost to revenue. The publicity could help the share price today.

And BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) could receive some attention. The AFR also revealed that Vale is in talks with the miner to buy out BHP’s stake in the embattled Samarco joint venture. The BHP share price has gained 20% over the past year, including 1.7% during yesterday’s session.

Elsewhere, the Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) share price fell 2.1% yesterday and could remain in focus today as a result.

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