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All Ordinaries 5787 -46 -0.78 $A vs $US 0.7716 0.0004 0.05
S&P/ASX 200 5739 -46 -0.79 $A vs GBP 0.6143 0.0003 0.05
10-year Bond Rate 2.76 -0.05 -1.95 $A vs YEN 87.06 0.17 0.19
  $A vs EUR 0.7293 0.0007 0.09
  $A vs $NZ 1.0680 0.0013 0.12
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ASX Code Company Name Impact Recommendation
ABC Adelaide Brighton Limited (ABC)
AHY Asaleo Care Limited (AHY)
BRG Breville Group Limited (BRG)
CWN Crown Resorts Limited (CWN)
FBU Fletcher Building Limited (FBU)
FLT Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (FLT)
IRE IRESS Limited (IRE)
ISD iSentia Group Limited (ISD)
IVC InvoCare Limited (IVC)
MOC Mortgage Choice Limited (MOC)
NEC Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited (NEC)
PGH Pact Group Holdings Ltd (PGH)
PPT Perpetual Limited (PPT)
QAN Qantas Airways Limited (QAN)
QUB Qube Holdings Limited (QUB)
RHC Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC)
RWC Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited (RWC)
SRX Sirtex Medical Limited (SRX)
TME Trade Me Group Limited (TME)
FMG Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG)
ORG Origin Energy Limited (ORG)
WOR WorleyParsons Limited (WOR)
AAD Ardent Leisure Group (AAD)
HPI Hotel Property Investments (HPI)
IOF Investa Office Fund (IOF)
LEP ALE Property Group (LEP)
WFD Westfield Corporation (WFD)

Friday 24 February - The Australian market opened in the red this morning and continued to fall throughout the day. An overnight fall in commodity prices put pressure on the mining sector with the big miners weighing most heavily on the market. All sectors experienced negative results, with health care being the worst performer for this session. The Australian dollar gained against most major currencies.

The All Ordinaries dropped 45.60 points (-0.78%) to 5,786.90 while the S&P/ASX 200 lost 45.70 points (-0.79%) to 5,739.00.

Charter Hall Group (CHC)

Charter Hall Group released 1HFY2017 results. During the period, the Company invested a further $115m alongside its capital partners with the its Property Investments increasing by $205m to $1.3bn, generating an earnings yield of 7.0% p.a. The active management and diversification of the its Property Investments portfolio ensured the total portfolio occupancy remained strong at 97.9% and the Weighted Average Lease Expiry (WALE) stable at 7.5 years. The high quality and diversified $19.0bn portfolio comprises 314 properties leased to 2,644 tenants. Its highly skilled internal property sector teams have completed 302 leases in the period totalling 350,000 sqm across office, retail and industrial. CHC jumped 22 cents (4.42%) to $5.20.

Super Retail Group (SUL)

Super Retail Group announced net profit after tax attributable to owners for the 26-week period to 31 December 2016 of $74.4m which was 65.7% higher than the pcp. Sales increased by 6.9% to $489.2m with like for like sales growth of 3.7%, driven in particular by growth in transaction numbers and average item value. Digital sales increased by 48% on the pcp, driven by customer engagement with the brand's 90-minute click and collect offering. EBIT grew by 10.1% to $53.6m, with the EBIT margin increasing by 0.4%. SUL soared 52 cents (5.34%) to $10.25.

The NZX fell 30.94 points (-0.44%) to 7,058.58 while the Nikkei lost 101.70 points (-0.53%) at the time of writing to be last quoted at 19,269.76.

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 77.16 US cents.

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