ASX Market Report
|All Ordinaries||5899||21||0.35||$A vs $US||0.7796||-0.0005||-0.06|
|S&P/ASX 200||5929||20||0.34||$A vs GBP||0.5049||-0.0010||-0.19|
|$A vs YEN||92.87||-0.25||-0.26|
|$A vs EUR||0.6954||-0.0010||-0.14|
|$A vs $NZ||1.0334||-0.0016||-0.15|
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|ASX Code||Company Name||Impact||Recommendation|
|ABC||Adelaide Brighton Limited (ABC)|
|ACR||Acrux Limited (ACR)|
|HGG||Henderson Group PLC (HGG)|
|IFL||IOOF Holdings Limited (IFL)|
|IRE||IRESS Limited (IRE)|
|MQA||Macquarie Atlas Roads Group (MQA)|
|NEC||Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited (NEC)|
|PPT||Perpetual Limited (PPT)|
|QAN||Qantas Airways Limited (QAN)|
|RHC||Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC)|
|SAI||SAI Global Limited (SAI)|
|SYD||Sydney Airport (SYD)|
|TRG||Treasury Group Limited (TRG)|
|TSE||Transfield Services Limited (TSE)|
|AWC||Alumina Limited (AWC)|
|HPI||Hotel Property Investments (HPI)|
|NSR||National Storage REIT (NSR)|
Friday 27 February - Local shares experienced a sharp fall after often as a major sell-off from Woolworths shares weighed heavily on the sharemarket in early morning trade. However, the market shook off a sluggish start before midday, and finished higher after a late rally led by index heavyweights CBA, Telstra and CSL. All sectors performed positively today, with the exception of consumer staples. The Australian dollar appreciated against most major currencies.
The All Ordinaries added 20.60 points (0.35%) to 5,898.50 while the S&P/ASX 200 gained 20.30 points (0.34%) to 5,928.80.
Qantas Airways (QAN)
Qantas Airways announced its monthly traffic and capacity statistics for January 2015. The passenger numbers for January 2015 decreased by 2.0% from 2014. Group capacity (Available Seat Km) increased by 0.2% and Group demand (Revenue Passenger Kilometres) increased by 0.6%, resulting in a revenue seat factor of 80.4% which was 0.3% points higher than 2014. Group Domestic capacity in the month was lower compared to the pcp, in line with the mixed demand environment. For January 2015, every Company segment (Qantas Domestic, Jetstar Domestic, Qantas International, Jetstar International, Jetstar Asia) reported higher yields and positive revenue per Available Seat Km growth compared to the pcp. QAN lifted 4 cents (1.40%) to $2.89.
Rio Tinto (RIO)
Rio Tinto announced that it is streamlining its product groups and corporate functions as part of the continued focus on efficiency and costs. Under the new arrangements, the Company's world-class portfolio of assets will be condensed into four product groups: Aluminium, Copper and Coal, Diamonds and Minerals, and Iron Ore. The new Copper and Coal product group will bring the Company's coal operations alongside the existing Copper portfolio. Copper chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will lead the combined product group. Uranium will be added to the Diamonds and Minerals product group, under the leadership of product group chief executive Alan Davies. RIO rose 71 cents (1.11%) to $64.41.
At the time of publication, the Nikkei was quoted at 18,776.12. The NZX closed at 5,878.47 up 16.79 (0.29%).
The Australian dollar was last quoted at 77.96 US cents.
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