Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

RELATED QUOTES

SymbolPriceChange
BBG.AX0.470.0000
DCG.AX2.02-0.0700
DJS.AX3.920.000
EWC.AX0.30+0.0100
FDC.AX2.380.000

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) has dropped 0.4% to 5,276.7, with the miners and banks dragging the index down. The utilities and telecommunications sectors were the best performers, rising 0.9% and 0.7% respectively, while the information technology sector dropped 1.3% and health care lost 1%.

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

  • Energy World Corporation (EWC.AX) climbed 5.4% to 48.5 cents
  • Invocare (IVC.AX) rose 2.75% to $11.23
  • Origin Energy (ORG.AX) added 2.7% to $14.45
  • Federation Centres (FDC.AX) ex-Centro closed up 2.3% at $2.22
  • David Jones (DJS.AX) saw a rise of 2.1%, ending at $2.91

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Billabong International (BBG.AX) dropped 11.6% to 42 cents
  • Decmil Group (DCG.AX) lost 9.2% to $2.26
  • Transfield Services (TSE.AX) fell 6.3% to $1.11
  • Kingsgate Consolidated (KCN.AX) slipped 6% to $1.795
  • Mineral Deposits (MDL.AX) closed down 5.9% at $3.04


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Market Data

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    AUDUSD=X
    0.5550-0.0004-0.08%
    AUDGBP=X
    0.6750-0.0005-0.07%
    AUDEUR=X
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