Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

RELATED QUOTES

SymbolPriceChange
AHE.AX4.08+0.0700
BBG.AX0.470.0000
EHL.AX0.250.0000
FKP.AX0.00
FWD.AX2.38+0.020

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) gained 0.4% to 5,201.1, with information technology the leading sector adding 1.3%, while the gold sector dropped 2.2%. More Chinese economic data was released today, and industrial production, retail sales and fixed-asset investment all recorded double-digit rises from a year earlier.

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

  • Fleetwood Corporation (FWD.AX) rocketed up 11.7% to $3.92
  • Billabong International (BBG.AX) zoomed up 9.3% to 47 cents
  • Emeco Holdings (EHL.AX) climbed 6% to 26.5 cents
  • Transfield Services (TSE.AX) rose 5.7% to $1.29
  • FKP Property Group (FKP.AX) added 5.3% to $1.40

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Automotive Holdings (AHE.AX) dropped 7% to $3.72
  • Silver Lake Resources (SLR.AX) plunged 6.8% to 82.5 cents
  • Perseus Mining (PRU.AX) lost 5.7% to 66.5 cents
  • St Barbara (SBM.AX) fell 5.6% to 67 cents
  • Resolute Mining (RSG.AX) slipped 5.4% to 79.5 cents


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