Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

RELATED QUOTES

SymbolPriceChange
BBG.AX0.455+0.0100
BDR.AX0.6625+0.0175
BLY.AX0.290.0000
DML.AX0.029+0.0010
EHL.AX0.255-0.0050

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) gained 0.7% to close at 5,181.5, buoyed by upbeat Chinese trade and inflation data. The gold sector showed the biggest gains, rising 3.4%, while materials and metals & mining both posted gains of more than 1%. The utilities and consumer staples sectors both finished in the red, down 0.6% and 0.1% respectively.

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

  • Emeco Holdings (EHL.AX) climbed 11% to 25 cents
  • Mount Gibson Iron (MGX.AX) jumped 8.5% to 83 cents
  • Boart Longyear (BLY.AX) rose 7.8% to 55.5 cents
  • Senex Energy (SXY.AX) added 6.5% to 82.5 cents
  • Beadell Resources (BDR.AX) closed up 6% to 88.5 cents

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Discovery Metals (DML.AX) dropped 7.7% to 12 cents
  • McMillan Shakespeare (MMS.AX) slipped 5.4% to $12.68
  • Monadelphous (MND.AX) fell 3.9% to $19.90
  • Billabong International (BBG.AX) lost 3.4% to 43 cents
  • Horizon Oil (HZN.AX) closed down 2.9% at 33 cents


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Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.9295+0.0008+0.08%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5537+0.0002+0.04%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6723+0.0002+0.03%
    AUDEUR=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg