Ords slightly (0.01%) lower; volume above average with breadth evenly split: sector indices mixed. The NZSE50 closed with a gain of 0.3% for the day. In Japan, the Nikkei225 is currently trading down 0.1% for the session; Hong Kong's Hang Seng is showing a 0.6% gain.The KOSPI has lost 0.1% so far today.

 

Too busy to be able to add prefatory malakies (except for this prefatory malakies); I'm testing MM's Wikileaks mirror (want to do it too? Here's how), and trying to get a mirror set up on my phone too (want to do it too? Here's how).

There are now over 500 mirrors of wikileaks around the world, and an untold number of anonymous Android phones using wifi to silently mirror the site. The list of mirrors I posted yesterday is now way way too short, and out of date.

See what government is up against? Memo to Conroy: eat shit and die, you parasite.

 

The following economic data was released during the session:

  • ANZ Job Advertisements m/m for November 2010 was released in Australia; the outcome was 2.9% an increase of 2.2 from the prior reading of 0.7%

Major Market Indices

The broad market – the All Ordinaries (XAO) – declined gently, dropping 0.7 points (0.01%), finishing at 4779.4 points. The index hit an intraday high of 4794.1 at 10:17 am, while the low for the day was 4778.1 – set at 3:01 pm Sydney time.

Total volume traded on the ASX was 2.38bn units, 11.8% above its 10-day average of 2.13bn shares.The ASX's daily listing of all stocks included 1361 different 3-letter FPO's which traded (i.e., had non-zero trade volume). Of these, 573 issues rose, with volume in rising issues totalling 1.24bn units; there were 473 declining stocks, which traded aggregate declining volume of 693.2m shares.

Of the 497 All Ordinaries components, 207 rose while 154 fell. Aggregate volume within the All Ords was evenly split – 420.1m shares traded in gainers while 431.94m 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 5.6 points (0.12%), closing out the session at 4688.6 points.

GT Intraday Chart

Name Close +/-(%)
All Ordinaries 4779.40 -0.70 (0.0%)
ASX 20 2802.10 -6.60 (0.2%)
ASX 50 4651.50 -12.40 (0.3%)
ASX 100 3813.70 -6.90 (0.2%)
ASX 200 4688.60 -5.60 (0.1%)
ASX 300 4698.40 -4.00 (0.1%)
ASX Mid-Cap 50 4376.70 21.70 (0.5%)
ASX Small Ordinaries 2776.00 23.60 (0.9%)

The "heavy hitters" of the Australian market – the ASX 20 Leaders (XTL) – slid modestly, falling 6.6 points (0.23%), closing out the session at 2802.1 points.

Among the 20 big guns, 6 index components finished to the upside, and 15 lost ground. The stocks which make up the index traded a total of 109.83m units; 6 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 18.22m shares, while the 15 decliners had volume traded totalling 91.62m units. The major percentage gainers within the index were

  • CSL Ltd (CSL), +$0.87 (2.47%) to $36.15 on volume of 2.5 million shares;
  • Woodside Petroleum Ltd (WPL), +$0.47 (1.11%) to $42.68 on volume of 2.5 million shares;
  • Newcrest Mining Ltd (NCM), +$0.35 (0.86%) to $41.09 on volume of 2.5 million shares;
  • AMP Ltd (AMP), +$0.02 (0.39%) to $5.13 on volume of 5.6 million shares; and
  • Origin Energy Ltd (ORG), +$0.02 (0.12%) to $16.14 on volume of 1.4 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), -$0.25 (1.14%) to $21.68 on volume of 5.8 million shares;
  • Brambles Industries Ltd (BXB), -$0.07 (1%) to $6.92 on volume of 7.1 million shares;
  • National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB), -$0.21 (0.88%) to $23.72 on volume of 3.6 million shares;
  • Stockland (SGP), -$0.03 (0.81%) to $3.67 on volume of 5 million shares; and
  • Woolworths Ltd (WOW), -$0.19 (0.71%) to $26.48 on volume of 2.4 million shares.

The ASX Small Ordinaries (XSO) swam in the opposite direction to the big fish today. posted a gain despite weakness in the big-caps. The Small Ords advanced by under a percent, adding 23.6 points (0.86%), closing out the session at 2776 points.

Among the stocks that make up the Small Caps index, 124 index components finished to the upside, and of the rest, 61 closed lower for the session.

The 235 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 641.8m units: volume in the 124 gainers totalling 280.56m shares, with trade totalling 152.09m units in the index's 61 declining components. The major percentage gainers within the index were

  • Mintails (MLI), +$0.12 (983.33%) to $0.13 on volume of 12.2 thousand shares;
  • MEO Australia Ltd (MEO), +$0.10 (23.26%) to $0.53 on volume of 36 million shares;
  • Riversdale Mining Ltd (RIV), +$2.21 (15.67%) to $16.31 on volume of 2.6 million shares;
  • Minemakers Ltd (MAK), +$0.04 (10.39%) to $0.43 on volume of 2.9 million shares; and
  • Oilex Ltd (OEX), +$0.03 (10.34%) to $0.32 on volume of 2.2 million shares.

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

  • Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SIP), -$0.09 (17.35%) to $0.41 on volume of 25.4 million shares;
  • Australian Pharmaceutical Ind (API), -$0.05 (9.9%) to $0.46 on volume of 3.5 million shares;
  • Nexbis Ltd (NBS), -$0.01 (5.1%) to $0.09 on volume of 1.7 thousand shares;
  • Bannerman Resources Ltd (BMN), -$0.03 (5.08%) to $0.56 on volume of 1.9 million shares; and
  • Lynas Corporation Ltd (LYC), -$0.07 (4.43%) to $1.51 on volume of 34.5 million shares.

 

Index Changes
Code Name Close +/- % Volume
XAO All Ordinaries 4779.4 -0.7 -0.01 1156.1m
XFL ASX 50 4651.5 -12.4 -0.27 241.5m
XJO ASX 200 4688.6 -5.6 -0.12 936.1m
XKO ASX 300 4698.4 -4 -0.09 1097.2m
XMD ASX Mid-Cap 50 4376.7 21.7 0.5 313.5m
XSO ASX Small Ordinaries 2776 23.6 0.86 542.2m
XTL ASX 20 2802.1 -6.6 -0.23 104.8m
XTO ASX 100 3813.7 -6.9 -0.18 555m
Market Breadth
  ASX20 XTO XJO XAO XSO Market
Advances 6 42 117 209 124 573
Declines 15 48 88 155 61 473
Advancing Volume 18.2m 139m 330.5m 421.3m 280.6m 1.24bn
Declining Volume 91.6m 277.6m 481.4m 435.4m 152.1m 693.2m
GICS Industry Indices

Among the 11 industry indices, 3 registered an advance for the session, the remaining 8 lost ground.

The best performing index was Healthcare (XHJ), which added 94.1 points (1.08%) to 8831.3 points. The 10 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 66.75m units; 4 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 8.24m shares, while the 5 decliners had volume traded totalling 46.36m units. The major percentage gainers within the index were

  • Primary Health Care Ltd (PRY), +$0.12 (3.55%) to $3.50 on volume of 4.9 million shares;
  • CSL Ltd (CSL), +$0.87 (2.47%) to $36.15 on volume of 2.5 million shares;
  • Ramsay Health Care Ltd (RHC), +$0.24 (1.54%) to $15.79 on volume of 362.3 thousand shares; and
  • Ansell Ltd (ANN), +$0.20 (1.49%) to $13.62 on volume of 411.8 thousand shares.

Second in the index leadership stakes was Energy (XEJ), which gained 155.7 points (0.99%) to 15910.9 points. The 23 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 102.16m units; 15 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 24.25m shares, while the 3 decliners had volume traded totalling 7.1m units. The major percentage gainers within the index were

  • Riversdale Mining Ltd (RIV), +$2.21 (15.67%) to $16.31 on volume of 2.6 million shares;
  • Eastern Star Gas Ltd (ESG), +$0.02 (2.65%) to $0.78 on volume of 2.6 million shares;
  • Extract Resources Ltd (EXT), +$0.17 (1.97%) to $8.80 on volume of 318.4 thousand shares;
  • Aquila Resources (AQA), +$0.19 (1.91%) to $10.15 on volume of 404.9 thousand shares; and
  • Caltex Australia Ltd (CTX), +$0.23 (1.66%) to $14.12 on volume of 521.2 thousand shares.

The bronze medal for today goes to Materials (XMJ), which climbed 23.1 points (0.17%) to 13795.8 points. The 46 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 287.54m units; 29 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 170.7m shares, while the 12 decliners had volume traded totalling 63.56m units. The major percentage gainers within the index were

  • Sundance Resources Ltd (SDL), +$0.03 (6.94%) to $0.39 on volume of 62.1 million shares;
  • Mirabela Nickel Ltd (MBN), +$0.11 (5.91%) to $1.97 on volume of 4.1 million shares;
  • Murchison Metals Ltd (MMX), +$0.06 (4.88%) to $1.29 on volume of 6.7 million shares;
  • Medusa Mining Ltd (MML), +$0.29 (4.41%) to $6.86 on volume of 1.4 million shares; and
  • Independence Group NL (IGO), +$0.30 (4%) to $7.80 on volume of 792.4 thousand shares.

The worst-performed index for the session was Information Technology (XIJ), which dipped 8.3 points (1.33%) to 614.6 points. The 3 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 1.54m units; The 3 decliners had volume traded totalling 1.54m units, – none of the index components ended with a gain. The major percentage decliners within the index were

  • Computershare Ltd (CPU), -$0.15 (146%) to $10.13 on volume of 1.1 million shares;
  • Iress Market Technology Ltd (IRE), -$0.06 (0.69%) to $8.66 on volume of 265.8 thousand shares; and
  • SMS Management & Technology Ltd (SMX), -$0.04 (0.6%) to $6.62 on volume of 221 thousand shares.

Just missing out on the wooden spoon was Property Trusts (XPJ), which slid 5.3 points (0.62%) to 845.2 points. The 16 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 170.32m units; The 7 decliners had volume traded totalling 68.99m units, and 4 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 16.1m shares, The major percentage decliners within the index were

  • Astro Japan Property Group (AJA), -$0.01 (1.43%) to $0.35 on volume of 1.1 million shares;
  • CFS Retail Property Trust (CFX), -$0.03 (1.4%) to $1.77 on volume of 5.9 million shares;
  • Mirvac Group (MGR), -$0.02 (1.17%) to $1.27 on volume of 7.9 million shares;
  • GPT Group (GPT), -$0.03 (1.07%) to $2.77 on volume of 10 million shares; and
  • Stockland (SGP), -$0.03 (0.81%) to $3.67 on volume of 5 million shares.

Third-to-last amongst the sector indices was Industrials (XNJ), which slid 22.4 points (0.6%) to 3742.2 points. The 32 stocks which make up the index traded a total of 66.7m units; The 13 decliners had volume traded totalling 49.57m units, and 15 index components rose, with rising volume amounting to 16.16m shares, The major percentage decliners within the index were

  • Ausenco (AAX), -$0.06 (2.11%) to $2.78 on volume of 472.2 thousand shares;
  • Asciano Group (AIO), -$0.04 (2.06%) to $1.66 on volume of 9 million shares;
  • Downer EDI Ltd (DOW), -$0.08 (1.79%) to $4.40 on volume of 1.6 million shares;
  • Toll Hldgs Ltd (TOL), -$0.11 (1.75%) to $6.19 on volume of 2.3 million shares; and
  • Bradken Ltd (BKN), -$0.14 (1.56%) to $8.81 on volume of 380.6 thousand shares.
Sector Indices
Code GICS Sector Close +/- % Volume
XHJ Healthcare 8831.3 94.1 1.08 67m
XEJ Energy 15910.9 155.7 0.99 102m
XMJ Materials 13795.8 23.1 0.17 288m
XDJ Consumer Discretionary 1516.7 -0.4 -0.03 88m
XUJ Utilities 4420.8 -8.6 -0.19 25m
XSJ Consumer Staples 7648.3 -31.9 -0.42 37m
XXJ Financials ex Property Trusts 4985.1 -21.7 -0.43 43m
XTJ Telecommunications 965.9 -5.5 -0.57 47m
XNJ Industrials 3742.2 -22.4 -0.6 67m
XPJ Property Trusts 845.2 -5.3 -0.62 170m
XIJ Information Technology 614.6 -8.3 -1.33 2m

All Ordinaries Major Movers

All Ords Volume Leaders
Code Name Close +/- % Volume
AOE Arrow Energy 4.68 0.00 0 66.9m
IIF ING Industrial Fund 0.52 0.00 0 62.4m
SDL Sundance Resources Ltd 0.39 0.03 6.94 62.1m
FXJ Fairfax Media Ltd 1.41 -0.03 -2.08 59.7m
LGL Lihir Gold Ltd 4.48 0.00 0 41.1m
All Ords Percentage Gainers
Code Name Close +/- % Volume
MLI Mintails Ltd 0.13 0.12 983.33 12.2k
MEO MEO Australia Ltd 0.53 0.10 23.26 36m
RIV Riversdale Mining Ltd 16.31 2.21 15.67 2.6m
CUE CUE Energy Resources 0.40 0.05 12.68 4.8m
MAK Minemakers Ltd 0.43 0.04 10.39 2.9m
All Ords Percentage Losers
Code Name Close +/- % Volume
SIP Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd 0.41 -0.09 -17.35 25.4m
CII CI Resources Ltd 0.50 -0.07 -12.28 1k
API Australian Pharmaceutical Ind 0.46 -0.05 -9.9 3.5m
AVJ AVJennings Ltd 0.48 -0.04 -7.69 11.4k
RPX RP Data Ltd 1.09 -0.07 -6.03 15.4k