It was a bumper week for ASX 200 shares as the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) jumped 1.71% higher.
The Northern Star share price jumped 3.06% higher as investors looked to the safety of gold amid continued volatility. Woodside shares climbed as OPEC slashed production – a potential sign that the oil price war is coming to an end. Wesfarmers shares gained 2.53% despite announcing 75 Target store closures on Friday.
After a big week for last week’s top picks, here are the 3 ASX 200 shares that I’ll be keeping my eye on in the week ahead.
3 ASX 200 shares to watch this week
I think it’s worth watching the CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) share price this week. The biotech giant’s shares fell 3.61% lower last week and are trading at $290.93 right now.
CSL shares have had strong support around the $290-300 per share mark. I think earnings could still be steady in 2020 given CSL’s operations are spread far and wide across the healthcare sector.
Another ASX 200 share to watch is A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M). The Kiwi dairy group’s shares fell 2.88% last week but remain up 22.80% in 2020.
I think investors are wondering how to value the dairy company right now. Tensions with China may threaten more exports than just barley and a2 Milk generates significant revenue from its Asian sales channels.
My final ASX 200 share to watch this week is Stockland Corporation Ltd (ASX: SGP). In contrast to the other 2, Stockland shares rocketed 13.70% higher last week.
Many of the Australian real estate investment trusts (REITs) jumped in value last week as Aussies anticipated the easing of coronavirus restrictions. That’s good news for the retail REITs and their tenants, and could provide a much-needed earnings boost in 2020.
The Stockland share price is worth keeping an eye on this week to see if there’s more growth in store as the Aussie economy begins to re-open.
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