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Close Points
Currency Close Points
All Ordinaries 5793 -12 -0.21 $A vs $US 0.7890 -0.0020 -0.25
S&P/ASX 200 5737 -13 -0.22 $A vs GBP 0.6155 -0.0012 -0.20
10-year Bond Rate 2.67 0.03 1.14 $A vs YEN 86.32 -0.48 -0.56
  $A vs EUR 0.6712 -0.0012 -0.18
  $A vs $NZ 1.0922 0.0057 0.52
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ASX Code Company Name Impact Recommendation
BXB Brambles Limited (BXB)
GNE Genesis Energy Limited (GNE)
ING Inghams Group Limited (ING)
MCY Mercury NZ Limited (MCY)
MND Monadelphous Group Limited (MND)
SKT Sky Network Television Limited (SKT)
SMX SMS Management and Technology Limited (SMX)
SYD Sydney Airport (SYD)
VRT Virtus Health Limited (VRT)
BSL BlueScope Steel Limited (BSL)
OSH Oil Search Limited (OSH)
GMG Goodman Group (GMG)
GOZ Growthpoint Properties Australia (GOZ)

Wednesday 23 August - The local market opened higher today on the back of gains on Wall Street overnight. However, the positivity was short-lived as stocks fell below the flat-line shortly before midday and closed lower, weighed down by insurers IAG and Healthscope poor profit results. There were mixed results from the sectors; energy gained most significantly while health care and utilities were the worst performers for the session. The Australian dollar fell against most major currencies.

The All Ordinaries fell 12.10 points (-0.21%) to 5,792.70 while the S&P/ASX 200 fell 12.90 points (-0.22%) to 5,737.20.

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group announced on 23 August 2017 that following the Broker Firm Reinvestment Offer Bookbuild for ANZ Capital Notes 5, the Margin has been set at 3.8% pa and $552m of ANZ Capital Notes 5 has been allocated to the Syndicate Brokers. Eligible CPS3 Holders and ANZ Securityholders can apply for ANZ Capital Notes 5 through the ANZ Securityholder Offer which is expected to open tomorrow. The Closing Date for the ANZ Securityholder Offer is 13 September 2017. The Company reserves the right to raise less than $1bn under the Offer. The Company will not open the Broker Firm New Money Offer if Allocations under the ANZ Securityholder Offer and Broker Firm Reinvestment Offer amount in aggregate to $1bn. ANZ remained unchanged at $29.90.

Auckland International Airport (AIA)

Auckland International Airport provided 2017 annual results presentation. The 85% of aeronautical revenue growth was driven by double digit passenger growth and growth in MCTOW, with the balance arising from 1.5% -2.5% aeronautical price increases. The underlying retail income growth of 5.2% due to passenger growth partly offset by disruption from the international departure area upgrade. Thy DRP remains in place for the FY2017 final dividend and offered at a 2.5% discount to market price. The duty free and food & beverage PSR increased 2% and 6% respectively. AIA remained unchanged at $6.40.

The NZX 50 added 12.38 points (0.16%) to 7,879.46 while the Nikkei rose 50.80 points (0.26%) to close at 19,434.64.

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 78.90 US cents.

Companies commencing Ex-Dividend Trading Today (ASX 300):

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AMP Limited

Mystate Limited

Pact Group Holdings Ltd

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