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Why Abacus, Amaysim, CSR, & Telix shares stormed higher today

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) started the week in fine form and charged higher on Monday. The benchmark index rose 0.4% to end at 5,951.3 points.

Four shares that climbed more than most today are listed below. Here’s why they stormed higher:

Abacus Property Group (ASX: ABP)

The Abacus Property share price rose 3% to $2.85. This follows the release of an announcement by the property company this morning. That announcement reveals that Abacus has signed an unconditional agreement to acquire the remaining 75% interest in self-storage company, Storage King.

Amaysim Australia Ltd (ASX: AYS)

The Amaysim share price jumped 11% to 74.5 cents after announcing the sale of its mobile business to Optus. According to the release, the two parties have signed an agreement for a cash consideration of $250 million. This follows the recent sale of its Click Energy business for $115 million. The company intends to return the funds to shareholders. At this time, it estimates that approximately $207.2 million to $225.7 million will be available for distribution to shareholders via a $0.67 to $0.73 per share dividend.

CSR Limited (ASX: CSR)

The CSR share price stormed 5.5% higher to $4.66 following the release of its half year results. The building products company reported a 6% decline in revenue to $1.07 billion. Management advised that this reflected a slowdown in residential construction and lower aluminium prices over the first six months. It appears as though the market was expecting much worse from CSR.

Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: TLX)

The Telix share price rocketed 30% higher to $2.16. Investors were buying the pharmaceuticals company’s shares after it announced a strategic commercial partnership with China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings. The agreement is for its portfolio of Molecularly-Targeted Radiation products. It includes US$25 million up-front non-refundable prepayment to Telix and up to US$225 million in regulatory and commercial milestone payments.

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