Stocks of interest on the Australian stock exchange this week:
ANZ – AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP – up 96 cents, or 3.2 per cent, to $31.38
ANZ has continued to offload Asian assets and bolster its tier one capital ratio with the sale of its 20 per cent stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank for $1.84 billion.
NCM – NEWCREST MINING – up 52 cents, or 2.6 per cent, at $20.77
RRL – REGIS RESOURCES – up 13 cents, or 4.3 per cent, at $3.10
EVN – EVOLUTION MINING – up 5.0 cents, or 2.4 per cent, at $2.17
Gold prices hit a near three-week high as global investors fled to safe-haven bullion.
AAD – ARDENT LEISURE – down 11 cents, or 4.7 per cent, to $2.23
The Dreamworld operator said revenue at its reopened Gold Coast theme parks was down 63 per cent on the same period a year ago following the October ride accident that killed four people.
WOR – WORLEY PARSONS – up 48 cents, or 4.9 per cent, at $10.20
Engineering firm WorleyParsons has renewed its engineering services contract with oil giant Saudi Aramco.
AWC – ALUMINA LTD – down 3.0 cents, or 1.6 per cent, to $1.80.
The miner and metals producer has outlined a financial hit from the decision by its AWAC joint venture to close some operations in Suriname.
HIL – HILLS LTD – down 5.0 cents, or 10.9 per cent, at 41 cents
Technology product distributor Hills will no longer make and sell its iconic Hills Hoist clotheslines after selling its home living products business to AMES Australia.