Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

RELATED QUOTES

SymbolPriceChange
ASL.AX0.90-0.0200
BBG.AX0.470.0000
DML.AX0.0290.0000
NWH.AX1.155+0.0300
OGC.AX2.35-0.0800

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) has surged higher on the back of positive local economic news and good news out of China. The Index finished up 1% at 5,188.3, with the consumer discretionary and energy sectors rising around 2%.

Here are the top five best performing stocks in the index today.

  • Billabong International (BBG.AX) soared 14.1% to 48.5 cents
  • Transfield Services (TSE.AX) climbed 9.6% to $1.255
  • NRW Holdings (NWH.AX) rose 8% to $1.48
  • Ausdrill (ASL.AX) jumped 6.8% to $1.57
  • Sirius Resources (SIR.AX) added 6.5% to $2.95

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Discovery Metals (DML.AX) dropped 9.7% to 14 cents
  • OceanaGold Corporation (OGC.AX) lost 5.3% to $1.98
  • Resolute Mining (RSG.AX) slipped 4.2% to 91.5 cents
  • Silver Lake Resources (SLR.AX) dipped 4.1% to 94 cents
  • St Barbara (SBM.AX) fell 3.1% to 78 cents


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Motley Fool writer/analyst Mike King owns shares in Sirius and Silver Lake.

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