- ASX 200 closes down 21.5 to 5990
- High 6008 Low 5972.
- Narrow trading range. Down 0.7% from 6033 for the week.
- Banks suffer a thousand cuts as ANZ in dock.
- Miners hold but energy sags.
- Consumer stocks weaken too despite Amazon moves.
- AUD a tad weaker at 75.43c
- Bitcoin steady at US$7491
- AUD Gold steady at $1298.
- US futures up 23.
- Asian markets mixed with Japan up 0.07% and China CSI 300 down 0.89%
Movers and Shakers
- DMP +6.46% short squeeze continues.
- ISU +32.00% takeover approaches.
- JMS +7.14% Manganese prices.
- WTC +1.84% cream rises.
- BAL -4.69% profit taking.
- MSB -4.25% weaker in US.
- WSA +3.85% nickel price rise in China.
- RIO -0.57% completes sale of Winchester South for $200m
- S32 +1.88% metal price rises.
- A2M -3.22% SM1 -3.16% farmgate price rise.
- MND -4.34% broker downgrade
- DNA +23.53% freeze on Thai investor sales.
- MOC +1.63% positive momentum.
- REA +2.40% completes Hometrack acquisition.
- TLS -0.71% Penned in and heading down again.
- CMP -8.33% rethink after rise yesterday
- Speculative stock of the day: Livetiles (LVT) +16.05% following a announcement that the company had seen a strong adoption of the LiveTile Bots, leading to annualised recurring revenue of $800,000.
- Biggest risers – YAL, JMS. DMP, MYX, WSA and COH
- Biggest fallers –SDA, SIG, BAL, IRI, MND and MSB.
- ANZ (ANZ) -1.51% The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) are commencing proceedings against the bank for alleged cartel conduct by the joint managers of ANZ’s 80.8m share placement in August 2015.
- Synlait (SM1) –3.16% Increased base milk prices for 2017/2018 season by 15c to $6.65 KgMS bringing the total price forecast to $6.78 KgMS. They also released the 2018/2019 milk price forecast of $7.00 KgMS driven by firm milk fat prices
- iSelect (ISU) +32.00% has confirmed that it had received a number of unsolicited approaches from both listed and unlisted parties in relation to mergers and change of control transactions, involving iSelect. Its major rival http://www.comparethemarkets seems to have a 12% shareholding through an entity known as IHA.
- Sydney house prices fell another 0.2% in May, with year to date prices down 4.1%. House prices in Melbourne also fell 0.5%, with year to date price growth subdued at 2.2%.
- Controversial Chinese telco supplier ZTE, has been culled from the MSCI inclusions.
- The AiG manufacturing purchasing index fell from 58.3 to 57.5. The CBA manufacturing index followed suit falling from 55.5 to 53.2.
- China’s Caixin manufacturing PMI for May was unchanged at 51.1 which beat expectations of a fall to 51.0. Output and domestic production grew, offsetting export declines.
- Samsonite shares jumped as much as 15.2%in morning trading in Hong Kong after the company’s chief executive has resigned in the wake of a critical report from a short seller, Glaucus Mark II.
- Japanese PMI fell to a 7-month low in May.
EUROPE AND US MORNING HEADLINES
- England’s Football strip costs GBP160 yet is made by workers in Bangladesh, earning 21p an hour. Not sure England will last that long to make it worthwhile.
- Media reports in the UK suggest 31,000 jobs are under threat as the US trade war heats up.
- Deutsche Bank’s US business put on a list of problem banks in America..
- Spanish no-confidence vote today. Rajoy under pressure.
Two friends took a chance and headed to their local golf course on a beautiful summer’s day without a tee time. When they arrived at the pro shop the manager had some news.
“I’m sorry, guys,” he said. “We don’t have any open tee times available today.”
“Wait a minute,” one of the guys said, testing his luck. “What if Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus showed up? I’m sure you would be able to find a starting time for them.”
“Of course we would, sir,” the man behind the desk said.
“Well, I happen to know they’re not coming,” the golfer said. “So, we’ll take their time.”
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