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Close Points
Currency Close Points
All Ordinaries 5316 27 0.50 $A vs $US 0.7654 0.0021 0.28
S&P/ASX 200 5252 27 0.51 $A vs GBP 0.5221 0.0001 0.01
10-year Bond Rate 2.52 -- 0.20 $A vs YEN 81.98 -0.46 -0.56
  $A vs EUR 0.6707 -0.0012 -0.17
  $A vs $NZ 1.0978 0.0023 0.21
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ASX Code Company Name Impact Recommendation
BKL Blackmores Limited (BKL)
HGG Henderson Group PLC (HGG)
MYO MYOB Group Limited (MYO)
PBG Pacific Brands Limited (PBG)
OZL OZ Minerals Limited (OZL)
WSA Western Areas Limited (WSA)
SGP Stockland (SGP)

Friday 29 April - The local market opened lower today on the back of losses on Wall Street overnight due to poor corporate results. However, the negativity was short-lived as stocks rose above the flat-line shortly after 11:15am and closed higher, buoyed by the big banks and mining. There were mixed results from the sectors; telecommunication services and consumer discretionary were the only losers while health care was the standout performer of this session. The Australian dollar gained against the greenback but had mixed results against other major currencies.

The All Ordinaries rose 26.60 points (0.50%) to 5,316 while the S&P/ASX 200 added 26.80 points (0.51%) to 5,252.20.

AWE Limited (AWE)

AWE provided March 2016 quarterly report, reporting that quarter production was 1.3 mmboe, 13% lower than the December quarter. Lower production was due to planned maintenance at Casino, BassGas and Tui and the sale of Sugarloaf. The ratio of liquids to gas production was 50:50 for the quarter. For the nine months to 31 March 2016, total production of 4.2 mmboe represents a 13% increase over pcp. The main contributors were Tui, up 40%, BassGas, up 36%, and Sugarloaf, up 33%. The Co. completed the sale of its 10% working interest in the Sugarloaf AMI, located in Texas USA, to Carrier Energy Partners II, a US-based private oil and gas company for total consideration, including purchase price adjustments, of US$206m. Tax on the transaction is estimated at US$33m. AWE lost 3 cents (-4.14%) to $0.70.

Sirtex Medical (SRX)

Sirtex Medical announced that Health Canada (Sante Canada) has granted a Medical Device Licence (MDL) for SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres. The MDL allows the Company to supply SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres as a Class III medical device for the treatment of patients with advanced non-operable liver cancer in Canada. Canadian patients will have access to SIR-Spheres microspheres through the granting of this MDL for both primary and secondary forms of liver cancer. SRX added 9 cents (0.30%) to $29.74.

The NZX 50 added 30.60 points (0.45%) to 6,820.58 while the Nikkei dropped 624.44 points (-3.61%), to be last quoted at 16,666.05.

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 76.54 US cents.

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