Ords slightly (0.49%) lower on below-average volume and losers dominate breadth stats by 1.9:1: sector indices mixed. The NZSE50 closed down 0.8% for the day. In Japan, the Nikkei225 is currently trading down 0.8% for the session; Hong Kong's Hang Seng is down 1%.The KOSPI has lost 0.6% so far today.

 

 

There was no economic data of note released in the region today.

Major Market Indices

The broad market – the All Ordinaries (XAO) – declined gently, dropping 23.8 points (0.49%), finishing at 4829.2 points. The index hit an intraday high of 4868.6 at 10:40 am, while the low for the day was 4829.2 – set at 4:13 pm Sydney time.

Total volume traded on the ASX was 2.04bn units, 4.9% below its 10-day average of 2.15bn shares.The ASX's daily listing of all stocks included 1378 different 3-letter FPO's which traded (i.e., had non-zero trade volume). Of these, 460 issues rose, with volume in rising issues totalling 776.5m units; there were 598 declining stocks, which traded aggregate declining volume of 799m shares.

Of the 497 All Ordinaries components, 141 rose while 229 fell. Volume was tilted in favour of the losers by a margin of 1.9:1, with 264.9m shares traded in gainers while 490.6m shares traded in the day's losers.

The Index that forms the cash basis for the SPI Futures – the S&P/ASX 200 (XJO) – fell mildly, losing 26.5 points (0.56%), closing out the session at 4736.6 points.

GT Intraday Chart

Name Close +/-(%)
All Ordinaries 4829.20 -23.80 (0.5%)
ASX 20 2831.20 -19.00 (0.7%)
ASX 50 4694.10 -29.50 (0.6%)
ASX 100 3850.40 -21.50 (0.6%)
ASX 200 4736.60 -26.50 (0.6%)
ASX 300 4748.40 -26.40 (0.6%)
ASX Mid-Cap 50 4432.90 -2.10 (0.0%)
ASX Small Ordinaries 2834.40 -14.90 (0.5%)

The "heavy hitters" of the Australian market – the ASX 20 Leaders (XTL) – slid modestly, falling 19 points (0.67%), closing out the session at 2831.2 points.

Among the 20 big guns, 5 index components finished to the upside, and 15 lost ground. The stocks which make up the index traded a total of 114.98m units; 5 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 17.97m shares, while the 15 decliners had volume traded totalling 92.05m units. The major percentage gainers within the index were

  • Westfield Group (WDC), +$0.08 (0.83%) to $9.68 on volume of 5.3 million shares;
  • Wesfarmers Ltd (WES), +$0.15 (0.48%) to $31.67 on volume of 1.5 million shares;
  • Stockland (SGP), +$0.01 (0.28%) to $3.60 on volume of 5.8 million shares;
  • Origin Energy Ltd (ORG), +$0.02 (0.12%) to $17.02 on volume of 2.2 million shares; and
  • Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA), +$0.03 (0.06%) to $50.73 on volume of 3.1 million shares.

 

On the less salubrious side of the big-cap fence, the following stocks were the worst-performed within the index:

  • Westpac Banking Corp (WBC), -$0.53 (2.29%) to $22.66 on volume of 6.6 million shares;
  • ANZ Banking Group (ANZ), -$0.31 (1.31%) to $23.28 on volume of 7.1 million shares;
  • AMP Ltd (AMP), -$0.07 (1.3%) to $5.30 on volume of 4.6 million shares;
  • Suncorp-Metway Ltd (SUN), -$0.1 (1.14%) to $8.68 on volume of 2.7 million shares; and
  • CSL Ltd (CSL), -$0.41 (1.11%) to $36.41 on volume of 1.8 million shares.

 

The ASX Small Ordinaries (XSO) The small end of the market fell, but still outperformed its large-cap counterpart. The Small Ords slid modestly, falling 14.9 points (0.52%), closing out the session at 2834.4 points.

Among the stocks that make up the Small Caps index, 62 index components finished to the upside, and of the rest, 114 closed lower for the session.

The 235 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 394.36m units: volume in the 62 gainers totalling 126.87m shares, with trade totalling 212.51m units in the index's 114 declining components. The major percentage gainers within the index were

  • Lynas Corporation Ltd (LYC), +$0.11 (7.36%) to $1.61 on volume of 42.8 million shares;
  • HFA Holdings (HFA), +$0.02 (7.14%) to $0.30 on volume of 10.7 million shares;
  • Centro Properties Group (CNP), +$0.01 (6.9%) to $0.16 on volume of 3.9 million shares;
  • Ausenco (AAX), +$0.18 (5.84%) to $3.26 on volume of 903.7 thousand shares; and
  • Moly Mines (MOL), +$0.06 (5.45%) to $1.07 on volume of 480.3 thousand shares.

 

In the red-zone of the little-stock index, the following list represents the biggest downers (in terms of percentage decline):

  • Geodynamics Ltd (GDY), -$0.04 (9.41%) to $0.39 on volume of 1.9 million shares;
  • APN European Retail Prop Group (AEZ), -$0 (9.09%) to $0.02 on volume of 71.3 thousand shares;
  • Coffey International Ltd (COF), -$0.1 (8.37%) to $1.04 on volume of 743.2 thousand shares;
  • Infigen Energy (IFN), -$0.04 (7.27%) to $0.51 on volume of 3.9 million shares; and
  • PaperlinX Ltd (PPX), -$0.03 (6.74%) to $0.42 on volume of 1.9 million shares.

 

 

Index Changes
Code Name Close +/- % Volume
XAO All Ordinaries 4829.2 -23.8 -0.49 878.6m
XFL ASX 50 4694.1 -29.5 -0.62 243.1m
XJO ASX 200 4736.6 -26.5 -0.56 692m
XKO ASX 300 4748.4 -26.4 -0.55 835.6m
XMD ASX Mid-Cap 50 4432.9 -2.1 -0.05 228.6m
XSO ASX Small Ordinaries 2834.4 -14.9 -0.52 363.8m
XTL ASX 20 2831.2 -19 -0.67 109.2m
XTO ASX 100 3850.4 -21.5 -0.56 471.7m
Market Breadth
  ASX20 XTO XJO XAO XSO Market
Advances 5 29 71 142 62 460
Declines 15 62 137 230 114 598
Advancing Volume 18m 146.7m 320m 265m 126.9m 776.5m
Declining Volume 92m 277.2m 440.4m 491.6m 212.5m 799m
GICS Industry Indices

Among the 11 industry indices, 2 registered an advance for the session, the remaining 9 lost ground.

The best performing index was Property Trusts (XPJ), which added 4.7 points (0.56%) to 848.1 points. The 16 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 125.12m units; 10 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 78.62m shares, while the sole declining stock traded 15.98m units. The major percentage gainers within the index were

  • Charter Hall Group (CHC), +$0.06 (2.45%) to $2.51 on volume of 1.5 million shares;
  • Abacus Property Group (ABP), +$0.05 (2.24%) to $2.28 on volume of 444.8 thousand shares;
  • Commonwealth Property Office (CPA), +$0.02 (1.74%) to $0.88 on volume of 15.1 million shares;
  • Mirvac Group (MGR), +$0.02 (1.64%) to $1.24 on volume of 10.8 million shares; and
  • Bunnings Warehouse Prop Trust (BWP), +$0.03 (1.41%) to $1.80 on volume of 693.3 thousand shares.

 

Second in the index leadership stakes was Energy (XEJ), which gained 54.6 points (0.34%) to 16260.7 points. The 23 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 54.13m units; 7 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 31.74m shares, while the 12 decliners had volume traded totalling 17.8m units. The major percentage gainers within the index were

  • Santos Ltd (STO), +$0.53 (4.09%) to $13.50 on volume of 21.2 million shares;
  • Paladin Energy Ltd (PDN), +$0.12 (2.44%) to $5.03 on volume of 3.2 million shares;
  • Molopo Energy Ltd (MPO), +$0.02 (2.03%) to $1.01 on volume of 969.6 thousand shares;
  • Australian Worldwide Explorat (AWE), +$0.01 (0.57%) to $1.78 on volume of 2 million shares; and
  • OIL Search Ltd (OSH), +$0.03 (0.43%) to $7.03 on volume of 2 million shares.

 

The worst-performed index for the session was Information Technology (XIJ), which dipped 10.7 points (1.64%) to 641.1 points. The 3 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 1m units; The 3 decliners had volume traded totalling 1m units, – none of the index components ended with a gain. The major percentage decliners within the index were

  • Computershare Ltd (CPU), -$0.22 (2.02%) to $10.66 on volume of 725.9 thousand shares;
  • Iress Market Technology Ltd (IRE), -$0.07 (0.79%) to $8.77 on volume of 109.4 thousand shares; and
  • SMS Management & Technology Ltd (SMX), -$0.02 (0.29%) to $6.87 on volume of 166 thousand shares.

 

Just missing out on the wooden spoon was Financials ex Property Trusts (XXJ), which slid 56 points (1.09%) to 5080 points. The 23 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 53.86m units; The 16 decliners had volume traded totalling 39.98m units, and 4 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 8.5m shares, The major percentage decliners within the index were

  • Perpetual Ltd (PPT), -$5.47 (14.78%) to $31.54 on volume of 691 thousand shares;
  • Westpac Banking Corp (WBC), -$0.53 (2.29%) to $22.66 on volume of 6.6 million shares;
  • Australand Property Group (ALZ), -$0.05 (1.63%) to $3.01 on volume of 2 million shares;
  • Insurance Australia Group Ltd (IAG), -$0.05 (1.31%) to $3.76 on volume of 2.7 million shares; and
  • ANZ Banking Group (ANZ), -$0.31 (1.31%) to $23.28 on volume of 7.1 million shares.

 

Third-to-last amongst the sector indices was Utilities (XUJ), which slid 39.8 points (0.89%) to 4427.4 points. The 10 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 22.33m units; The 5 decliners had volume traded totalling 11.05m units, and 2 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 8.24m shares, The major percentage decliners within the index were

  • Infigen Energy (IFN), -$0.04 (7.27%) to $0.51 on volume of 3.9 million shares;
  • SP AUSNET (stapled) (SPN), -$0.02 (1.66%) to $0.89 on volume of 3.2 million shares;
  • AGL Energy Ltd (AGK), -$0.17 (1.1%) to $15.23 on volume of 954.5 thousand shares;
  • Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund (HDF), -$0.02 (0.88%) to $1.69 on volume of 998.6 thousand shares; and
  • Spark Infrastructure Trust (SKI), -$0.01 (0.45%) to $1.10 on volume of 2.1 million shares.

 

Sector Indices
Code GICS Sector Close +/- % Volume
XPJ Property Trusts 848.1 4.7 0.56 125m
XEJ Energy 16260.7 54.6 0.34 54m
XDJ Consumer Discretionary 1498.7 -1.7 -0.11 34m
XSJ Consumer Staples 7633.4 -9.4 -0.12 25m
XHJ Healthcare 8945 -33 -0.37 27m
XMJ Materials 13935.4 -77.1 -0.55 223m
XNJ Industrials 3744.7 -26.2 -0.69 73m
XTJ Telecommunications 948.2 -6.7 -0.7 54m
XUJ Utilities 4427.4 -39.8 -0.89 22m
XXJ Financials ex Property Trusts 5080 -56 -1.09 54m
XIJ Information Technology 641.1 -10.7 -1.64 1m

All Ordinaries Major Movers

All Ords Volume Leaders
Code Name Close +/- % Volume
TLS Telstra Corp Ltd 2.75 -0.02 -0.72 43.2m
LYC Lynas Corporation Ltd 1.61 0.11 7.36 42.8m
AWC Alumina Ltd 2.53 -0.08 -3.07 32.9m
DXS Dexus Property Group 0.81 0.01 0.62 22.6m
AXM Apex Minerals NL 0.02 0.00 -5 21.7m
All Ords Percentage Gainers
Code Name Close +/- % Volume
SST Steamships Trading Co Ltd 30.00 3.00 11.11 0k
BOC Bougainville Copper Ltd 1.63 0.14 9.03 68.6k
LYC Lynas Corporation Ltd 1.61 0.11 7.36 42.8m
HFA HFA Holdings 0.30 0.02 7.14 10.7m
CNP Centro Properties Group 0.16 0.01 6.9 3.9m
All Ords Percentage Losers
Code Name Close +/- % Volume
PPT Perpetual Ltd 31.54 -5.47 -14.78 691k
LLA Living And Leisure Australia Group 0.03 0.00 -10.71 637.2k
OAK Oaks Hotels & Resorts Ltd 0.30 -0.04 -10.45 18k
PPI Pelorus Property Group Ltd 0.09 -0.01 -10 174.9k
GDY Geodynamics Ltd 0.39 -0.04 -9.41 1.9m