Why CSL, Humm, IntelliHR, & Vulcan shares are pushing higher

These ASX shares have started the week strongly…

| More on:
stock market gaining

Image source: Getty Images

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

In early afternoon trade, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is on course to start the week with a disappointing decline. At the time of writing, the benchmark index is down 0.95% to 7,279.3 points.

Four ASX shares that are not letting that hold them back are listed below. Here's why they are pushing higher:

CSL Limited (ASX: CSL)

The CSL share price is up 1.5% to $282.00. This morning analysts at Ord Minnett retained their hold rating on the biotherapeutics company's shares but lifted their price target by 5.2% to $280.00. The broker is confident the company's plasma collections will recover by the end of the year, albeit with higher collection prices.

Humm Group Ltd (ASX: HUM)

The Humm share price is up over 6% to $1.04 after releasing a business update. According to the release, the financial services company had a strong finish to the financial year. As a result, it expects to report a FY 2021 cash net profit after tax of $68.4 million. This will be an increase of 121.1% on the prior corresponding period.

IntelliHR Ltd (ASX: IHR)

The IntelliHR share price has jumped 11% to 24.5 following the release of its fourth quarter update. According to the release, the HR technology company finished the financial year in a very positive fashion, reporting $1 million in new contracted business. This was a 236% increase on the same period in FY 2020. This ultimately underpinned the doubling of its annualised recurring revenue in FY 2021.

Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd (ASX: VUL)

The Vulcan share price is up 2% to $9.50. Investors have been buying the lithium explorer's shares on Monday after it announced its first offtake agreement. According to the release, Vulcan has signed an initial five-year agreement starting in 2025 with LG Energy Solution for battery grade lithium hydroxide. LG Energy Solution is the largest producer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles in the world. The agreement is for 5,000 metric tonnes in the first year and then 10,000 tonnes each year thereafter.

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended CSL Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Humm Group Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

More on Share Market News

Two excited woman pointing out a bargain opportunity on a laptop.

2 great value ASX shares I want to buy

These stocks are high on my watchlist.

Read more »

Broker looking at the share price.
Share Market News

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Tuesday

Here's what to expect on the local market today.

Read more »

A young woman sits with her hand to her chin staring off to the side thinking about her investments.
Broker Notes

Down 16% in 6 weeks: Is this ASX 200 share a bargain buy?

Bell Potter has given its verdict on this beaten down stock.

Read more »

Ten smiling business people wave to the camera after receiving some winning company news.
Share Gainers

Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX 200 enjoyed a strong start to the trading week today.

Read more »

Three people in a corporate office pour over a tablet, ready to invest.
Broker Notes

Leading brokers name 3 ASX shares to buy today

Here's why brokers believe that now could be the time to snap up these shares.

Read more »

A young woman sits at her desk in deep contemplation with her hand to her chin while seriously considering information she is reading on her laptop

1 ASX 200 dividend stock down 20% to buy right now

This beaten-up ASX share could be a top pick for dividends and stability.

Read more »

Man sitting in a plane looking through a window and working on a laptop.

2 cheap ASX 200 shares I'd buy in May

I think these stocks are too cheap to ignore.

Read more »

Smiling couple looking at a phone at a bargain opportunity.
Share Gainers

Why Gentrack, New Hope, Nuix, and Star Entertainment shares are charging higher

These shares are starting the week strongly. But why?

Read more »