Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

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SymbolPriceChange
ASL.AX0.945+0.0250
BBG.AX0.46+0.0150
BLY.AX0.290.0000
KCN.AX0.97+0.0250
PRU.AX0.36+0.0100

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) has bounced back from early heavy losses to finish up 0.1% at 5,092.4, after US markets showed modest gains overnight. The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 both added 0.3%, while in Europe the UK’s FTSE 100 lost 0.2%. Locally, the gold sector lost more than 4%, despite the gold price rising above US$1,400 an ounce. The Aussie dollar is currently buying 89.7 US cents.

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

  • Transfield Services (TSE.AX) shot up 22.2% to $1.10
  • Ausdrill (ASL.AX) climbed 15% to $1.455
  • Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) flew up 13.8% to $1.40
  • Boart Longyear (BLY.AX) added 8.1% to 47 cents
  • Senex Energy (SXY.AX) rose 5.6% to 76 cents

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Kingsgate Consolidated (KCN.AX) slumped 22.6% to $2.12
  • St Barbara (SBM.AX) dropped 15.9% to 74 cents
  • Billabong International (BBG.AX) lost 11.3% to 43 cents
  • Perseus Mining (PRU.AX) also fell 11.3% to 71 cents
  • Silver Lake Resources (SLR.AX) slipped 9.7% to 93 cents


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

Market Data

  • Currencies
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    0.9262-0.0025-0.27%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5512-0.0022-0.40%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6695-0.0026-0.38%
    AUDEUR=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg