All Ordinaries

Intra-day chart
Open:
5832.9
High:
5866.1
Low:
5832.9
Last:
5832.9
Movement:
risen by 27.8 +0.48%
Volume:
82,341,105 ($40,922,850,960)

Market news

  • Commodities to the Rescue


    Despite screaming headlines in various Australian business dailies, commodity prices rallied overnight. Oil jumped more than $2 per barrel, and gold slammed through the U$1200 mark, rising $21 in the session. These dramatic lifts should see Australian resource shares on the front foot today. Futures markets are indicating a lift of around 0.5% at the open, but positive momentum could see further gains.
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  • A nervous market waits on building approvals data and China’s PMI


    Lower commodity prices and a downdraft in US markets look like delivering a weak opening for the stock market this morning.
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  • Up by the Numbers


    Good data and strong market reactions overnight have Australian shares poised for a jump at today’s opening. Local optimism is further supported by a lower Australian dollar against both the US dollar and the Japanese yen, highlighting the potential for international buyers to push stocks higher. Further falls in commodity prices may temper enthusiasm.
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  • Australian Market Saved by Strength in Asia Region


    The Australian market was sold off heavily at the start of the day with the materials and energy sectors driving the market lower on the back of weaker commodity prices. After a 4% drop on Friday, iron ore prices have fallen further today after China’s economy slowed further in the first quarter, raising questions of future demand for the metal.
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  • Commodity prices weigh on the stock market nerves


    Weak commodity prices at the end of last week will weigh on market sentiment this morning. However, investors may take some heart from the statement by the Governor of China’s central bank indicating that further stimulus initiatives are likely.
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Indices

Index Current value + Change
S&P/ASX 200 5889.3 risen by 0.49% 28.5
Materials 9064.1 risen by 0.12% 10.9
Industrials 4687.0 risen by 0.53% 24.9
Financials 7056.7 risen by 0.61% 42.7
+ Indice values are delayed by at least 20 minutes. Values are indicative only.

Market movers

  • 162 rising
  • 519 steady
  • 58 falling
  • 162 %
  • 519 %
  • 58 %
Gainers
PSY $0.205 risen by $0.035 +20.59%
MNF $3.4 risen by $0.39 +12.96%
OGC $2.69 risen by $0.24 +9.80%
DUB $0.34 risen by $0.03 +9.68%
Losers
WOR $9.335 fallen by $0.005 -0.05%
CTX $35.075 fallen by $0.055 -0.16%
WES $43.47 fallen by $0.08 -0.18%
SYD $5.26 fallen by $0.01 -0.19%

Upcoming dividends

Company Dividend Franking Ex-dividend date
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SNC 100% 1 Jun 2015
SDG 100% 1 Jun 2015
WAX 100% 18 May 2015
UOS 0% 13 May 2015
TWD 10¢ 100% 11 May 2015
SDG 100% 6 May 2015
HGG 12.56¢ 0% 6 May 2015
TMM 100% 5 May 2015
SNL 25¢ 100% 4 May 2015
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