Why Ansell, Domino’s, Firefinch, and Healius shares are dropping

These ASX shares are ending the week in the red…

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is on course to end the week on a positive note. In afternoon trade, the benchmark index is up 0.7% to 7,224.3 points.

Four ASX shares that have failed to follow the market higher today are listed below. Here’s why they are dropping:

Ansell Limited (ASX: ANN)

The Ansell share price is down over 3% to $26.02. This appears to have been driven by a broker note out of Credit Suisse this morning. According to the note, the broker has downgraded this health and safety products company’s shares to an underperform rating with a $24.00 price target. The broker believes input costs could weigh on Ansell’s margins.

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX: DMP)

The Domino’s share price is down 3% to $66.90. Investors may be nervous ahead of the pizza chain operator’s investor update on Monday. This update is focused on its Asian operations but could include a trading update for the whole company.

Firefinch Ltd (ASX: FFX)

The Firefinch share price is down a massive 63% to 35.2 cents. This has been driven by the gold and lithium explorer’s shares going ex-dividend this morning for its in-specie dividend. This dividend relates to the demerger of the company’s lithium operations. Eligible shareholders will be receiving 1 Leo Lithium share for every 1.4 Firefinch shares they own.

Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS)

The Healius share price is down 8.5% to $3.81. Investors have been selling this healthcare company’s shares following the release of a trading update. That update revealed that trading conditions have been tough in the second half. As a result, during the first five months of the half, Healius has generated just under $100 million of EBIT. This compares to first half EBIT of $376 million.

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 no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Ansell Ltd. and Dominos Pizza Enterprises Limited. 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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