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Close Points
Currency Close Points
All Ordinaries 5901 15 0.26 $A vs $US 0.7565 0.0010 0.13
S&P/ASX 200 5872 18 0.30 $A vs GBP 0.5914 0.0023 0.39
10-year Bond Rate 2.63 -- -- $A vs YEN 83.29 0.20 0.24
  $A vs EUR 0.6976 0.0027 0.38
  $A vs $NZ 1.0763 0.0034 0.32
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ASX Code Company Name Impact Recommendation
CCL Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (CCL)
HGG Henderson Group PLC (HGG)
TWR Tower Limited (TWR)
ILU Iluka Resources Limited (ILU)
STO Santos Limited (STO)
WPL Woodside Petroleum Limited (WPL)

Monday 24 April - The Australia market started the week on a high point, with broad based gains across most sectors. It proved a volatile trading day as the ASX 200 index pared early gains after hitting its intraday high, slid into the black in late afternoon, but bounced back with moderate gains before the closing bell. Most sectors posted positive results for this session, with only materials and telecommunication services closing lower. The Australian dollar appreciated against most major currencies.

The All Ordinaries added 15.10 points (0.26%) to 5,900.70 while the S&P/ASX 200 rose 17.70 points (0.30%) to 5,871.80.

Village Roadshow Limited (VRL)

Village Roadshow announced a trading update for Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP). Following its half year results announcement in February 2017, the Theme Parks division continued to be impacted by the tragedy which occurred at Dreamworld in October 2016, and was further affected by cyclonic weather conditions in March/April 2017. During the peak summer period, the performance of the Gold Coast parks was cushioned by strength in international and interstate visitation. Attendance by the core local market has remained weak since the tragedy, with the impact more pronounced outside peak summer trading. For the nine months to 31 March 2017, total attendance for the Gold Coast parks is down 9.4%1. Additionally, in the month of March 2017, membership renewals also declined. VRL fell 26 cents (-6.48%) to $3.75.

Sirtex Medical Limited (SRX)

Sirtex Medical announced the results of the 459 patient SARAH clinical study comparing SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres versus the current standard-of-care systemic therapy sorafenib in patients with non-resectable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer. While the study did not meet the primary endpoint of OS superiority versus sorafenib in the ITT analysis, it showed both treatments resulted in a similar OS in patients with beneficial safety, toxicity and Quality of Life (QoL) favouring SIR-Spheres microspheres. SRX plunged $2.20 (-12.94%) to $14.80.

The NZX 50 gained 25.72 points (0.36%) to 7,222.94 while the Nikkei lifted 255.13 points (1.37%) to close at 18,875.88.

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 75.65 US cents.

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