US shares are ahead thanks to a spike in financial shares, as investors remain hopeful about the outcome of ongoing trade talks between the US and China.
AHG says a $226 million half-year writedown reflects soft market conditions, regulatory changes to car finance and insurance, and falling property prices.
Medical centre operator Healius says its first-half result was below its "normal run-rate" thanks to soft market conditions and a less severe flu season.
Medibank Private's first-half profit has slipped 15.4 per cent to $207.7 million, although its core businesses remains solid and it is looking to expand.
Whitehaven Coal's first-half profit has risen 19 per cent to $305.8 million, helped by robust prices for its higher grade thermal coal.
Baby Bunting has posted a 28 per cent increase in first-half profit to $5.2 million, but the growth has fallen below lofty market expectations.
Domain's first-half loss has widened to $156.4 million after Sydney and Melbourne's stumbling property markets forced it to take a large non-cash impairment.
Beach Energy Ltd (ASX:BPT), Medibank Private Ltd (ASX:MPL), and Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS) shares will be on watch on the ASX 200 on Friday. Here's why...
Data showing a surprising drop in retail sales in December, the biggest in nine years, has rattled Wall Street and investors, as US-China trade talks resumed.
The Australian sharemarket has closed flat as negative and positive earnings reports tugged the market in opposite directions.
The country's top oil and gas producer posted a net profit of $1.36 billion, up from $1.07 billion in 2017, but lower than analysts' estimates.
In its first results since offloading Millers, Katies, Crossroads and Rivers to rival Noni B, City Chic has announced it will pay a special dividend.
Super Retail Group has reported a 0.7 per cent dip in first-half profit after announcing it would be compensating underpaid retail managers.
Newcrest has more than doubled its first-half profit, buoyed by record gold and copper production at its Cadia operations.
Telstra has cut its payout to shareholders after a 28 per cent dive in first-half profit, with the telco passing the halfway mark of the NBN rollout.
The world's biggest listed winemaker has upped its interim dividend following a 15.1 per cent lift in first-half profit to $201.1 million.
Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN), Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS), Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX:TWE) shares will be on watch on Thursday. Here's why...