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MarketScreener Homepage  >  Indexes  >  Australian Stock Exchange  >  S&P/ASX 200    XJO   XC0006013624

S&P/ASX 200

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Australia shares follow Wall Street higher on recovery, stimulus hopes

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09/02/2020 | 10:22pm EDT

* Financials and healthcare firms top gainers

* NZ bourse marks best day in about two weeks

* NZ's Skycity Entertainment rises on profit jump

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Australian shares extended gains on Thursday, tracking a rally on Wall Street as stronger data from the world's top two economies and hopes of additional U.S. stimulus lifted investor sentiment.

The S&P/ASX 200 index rose as much as 0.9% and was up 0.6% at 6,101.2 by 1235 GMT, heading for a second straight session of gains.

Overnight, all three major U.S. stock indexes closed higher, boosted by a more than expected rise in U.S. factory orders and an expansion in U.S. private payrolls last month.

However, reports of a sluggish recovery in some sectors in the United States added to expectations for Washington to reach a deal on new stimulus to counter the blow from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among gainers on the Australian benchmark index, blue-chip financial firms were the biggest boost, advancing 1.4% in their second straight session of gains.

Top lenders Commonwealth Bank of Australia rose 1.2%, while Westpac Banking Corp was up 1.9%.

Healthcare stocks added up to 1.7%, with heavyweights CSL Ltd and ASX-listed shares of Resmed Inc gaining 2.5% and 1.7%, respectively.

Among losers, gold stocks declined the most, down 1.6%, as bullion prices slumped more than 1.5% overnight on the dollar's rebound.

Newcrest Mining and Northern Star Resources lost 1.2% and 1.5%, respectively.

Across the Tasman Sea, New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index climbed as much as 1% to 12,020.6, in its best intraday percentage rise in about two weeks.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp and a2 Milk Co were among the top gainers, adding 1.9% and 2.7%, respectively.

Skycity Entertainment was the top gainer on the index, rising as much as 3.2% to its highest since July 30, after the casino operator posted a 46.3% rise in full-year net profit from continuing operations. (Reporting by Sameer Manekar in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)


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ASX LIMITED -0.57% 80.86 End-of-day quote.3.12%
CLASS III MILK FUTURES (DC) - CMG (ELECTRONIC)/C1 0.00% 21.63 End-of-day quote.11.96%
CLASS IV MILK?FUTURES (GDK) - CMG (ELECTRONIC)/C1 -1.10% 13.52 End-of-day quote.-19.48%
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA -0.27% 69.71 End-of-day quote.-12.75%
CSL LIMITED 0.40% 296 End-of-day quote.7.34%
DRY WHEY?FUTURES (DY) - CMG (ELECTRONIC)/C1 0.73% 34.55 End-of-day quote.4.86%
FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE CORPORATION LIMITED 0.17% 35.86 End-of-day quote.61.53%
NEWCREST MINING LIMITED -0.62% 30.52 End-of-day quote.0.89%
NONFAT DRY MILK FUTURES (GNF) - CMG (ELECTRONIC)/C1 0.09% 106.65 End-of-day quote.-12.11%
NORTHERN STAR RESOURCES LIMITED -0.95% 15.65 End-of-day quote.38.37%
S&P/ASX 200 -1.89% 6039.9 Real-time Quote.-7.74%
SKYCITY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP LIMITED -2.28% 3 End-of-day quote.-24.43%
THE A2 MILK COMPANY LIMITED -0.52% 15.37 End-of-day quote.2.33%
WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION -0.43% 18.7 End-of-day quote.-22.82%
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