Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Thursday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.80% to 6,098.30
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.82% to 6,136.70
- AUD/USD at US 75 cents
- Gold at US$1,309.05 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$73.28 a barrel
The Seven West Media Ltd (ASX: SWM) share price shot up 11.9% after giving a presentation today, investors apparently really liked what they saw.
Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF) went up another 7% today after yesterday’s presentation, investors seem to be confident about the annuity provider’s long-term future again.
At the other end of the performance table InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) dropped 4% after telling investors yesterday that its profit is likely to drop this year compared to last year.
Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX: RHC) rose by a further 3.4% after announcing it is setting up a joint venture global supply chain business.
Finally, Bapcor Ltd (ASX: BAP) grew by 5.7% today after presenting to investors. It said that it’s on track to achieve guidance, it’s opening its first Asia location in the next month and it plans to open another five by the end of December 2018.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia loses 19.8 million customer account records
- Amazon is opening a giant fulfilment centre in Sydney as problems build for retailers
- You now need $200 to buy a Cochlear Limited share
- Why the Seek Limited share price is up 2%
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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Bapcor, Challenger Limited, InvoCare Limited, and Ramsay Health Care Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Bapcor and Challenger Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of National Australia Bank Limited and Super Retail Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Ramsay Health Care 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 Scott Phillips.