Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

RELATED QUOTES

SymbolPriceChange
AGO.AX0.985+0.0050
BBG.AX0.47-0.0150
EVN.AX0.88-0.0050
FLT.AX53.52+1.140
GPT.AX3.80+0.040

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) has dropped 0.1% to finish at 5,105.6, despite the Reserve Bank cutting the official cash rate as expected, by 0.25%, and three of the four major banks announcing that they would pass on the rate in full or more. The gold sector was the worst performer, losing 3.5%, while the A-REIT (property trust) sector gained 1.9%.

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

  • Atlas Iron Limited (AGO.AX) jumped 5.4% to 88.5 cents
  • GPT Group (GPT.AX) gained 4.5% to $3.70
  • Independence Group (IGO.AX) rose 4.4% to $3.60
  • Billabong International (BBG.AX) added 3.5% to 44.5 cents
  • Mirvac Group (MGR.AX) climbed 3.5% to $1.65

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Resolute Mining (RSG.AX) dropped 10.8% to 70.5 cents
  • Flight Centre (FLT.AX) lost 5.7% to $43.74
  • Silver Lake Resources (SLR.AX) fell 5.4% to 70 cents
  • Evolution Mining (EVN.AX) closed down 5.3% at 80.5 cents
  • Virgin Australia Holdings (VAH.AX) slipped 4.6% to 41.5 cents

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Motley Fool writer/analyst Mike King owns shares in Silver Lake Resources and Flight Centre.

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.9383+0.0024+0.26%
    AUDUSD=X
    0.5584-0.0013-0.22%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6787+0.001+0.15%
    AUDEUR=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg