Why Brambles, Core Lithium, Infomedia, and Qube shares are charging higher

These ASX shares have started the week strongly…

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In afternoon trade, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is on course to start the week with a small gain. At the time of writing, the benchmark index is up 0.3% to 7,097.2 points.

Four ASX shares that are climbing more than most today are listed below. Here’s why they are charging higher:

Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB)

The Brambles share price is up 11% to $11.59. This follows news that the logistics solutions company is having takeover talks with private equity giant CVC Partners. However, the company has stressed that it hasn’t received a proposal yet. Brambles also warned that there is no certainty that the discussions will lead to a binding proposal being received.

Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO)

The Core Lithium share price is up 3% to $1.18. Investors have been buying this lithium developer’s shares following a strong night for lithium shares on Wall Street on Friday. For example, lithium giants Albemarle, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM), and Livent Corp rose 7%, 9.5%, and 12.5%, respectively, during Friday’s session.

Infomedia Limited (ASX: IFM)

The Infomedia share price has jumped 28% to $1.64. This has been driven by the news that the automotive industry software company has received a takeover offer. According to the release, the TA Consortium has offered $1.70 cash per share. This represents a 32.8% premium to the Infomedia share price prior to its trading halt.

Qube Holdings Ltd (ASX: QUB)

The Qube share price is up 6% to $2.95. This morning the logistics company announced the completion of its off-market share buyback. Qube has bought back $400 million of shares at $2.59 per share. This represents 154 million shares, which equates to 8% of its shares outstanding. The buyback price comprises a capital component of $1.61 per share and a dividend component of 98 cents per share.

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. has positions in and has recommended Infomedia. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Infomedia. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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