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Why Evolution, St Barbara, Super Retail, & Treasury Wines Estates pushed higher today

James Mickleboro
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In afternoon trade the S&P/ASX 200 index is on course to record a very disappointing decline. At the time of writing the index is down 2.3% to 6,446.6 points.

Four shares that have not let that hold them back today are listed below. Here’s why they have pushed higher:

The Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) share price is up over 2% to $5.27. Thanks to the rise in the gold price due to the market selloff, Evolution’s shares have managed to push higher today despite the release of a mixed full year result this morning. The gold miner posted a 13% decline in full year underlying net profit after tax.

The St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) share price is up 2.5% to $3.76 after the gold price surged higher overnight. Concerns that the U.S. could be about to fall into a recession led to investors selling risk on assets and scrambling into risk off assets like gold and the gold miners. At the time of writing the S&P/ASX All Ords Gold index is up a sizeable 1.8%.

The Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL) share price has climbed 3.5% to $8.99 after the retailer released a solid full year result. Super Retail delivered a 5.4% increase in sales to $2.71 billion and a 5% lift in normalised net profit after tax to $152.5 million. This allowed the company to lift its full year dividend to 50 cents per share. Looking ahead, management revealed that it has had a positive start to the new financial year.

The Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) share price has stormed over 4% higher to $17.79 following the release of a strong full year result. In FY 2019 the wine company posted a 17% increase in net sales revenue to $2,831.6 million and 25% increase in EBITS to $662.7 million. A key driver of the result was the impressive performance of its China business. Management also reiterated its FY 2020 EBITS growth guidance of 20%.

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Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Treasury Wine Estates Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Super Retail Group Limited. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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