Lynas Corporation Limited (ASX:LYC), a rare-earths mining company, lately traded at a market price of $2.29 with a daily price change of -$0.020 or a percentage decline of 0.866% as of August 13, 2018, market open. On the financial side, the group reduced its debt from US$256.5m at 31 December 2017 to US$185.2m at 31 March 2018 following the conversion of another US$71.3m of convertible bonds. Total rare earths’ oxides (REO) production lately recorded 4110 tons which was stable and in line with expectations despite certain challenges such as regulatory inspections, works undertaken as part of Lynas NEXT. Lynas reduced debt and increased EV by nearly 5 times in FY18 and is the second largest producer of Ndpr in the world. While in the past three months, the stock has been down 14% but it recovered about 5.5% in last five days.
Jatenergy Limited (ASX: JAT) is a consumer discretionary stock and is focused on catering to the consumer market in China by supplying the Australian goods. Milk powder, cosmetics, wine, skin/face creams, nutraceuticals, cereals, biscuits, oats, cleaning products and organic oils are the products’ range included. Jatenergy Limited was trading at a market price of $0.068 with a daily price change of $0.001 or a percentage change of 1.49% as of August 13, 2018, market open. The company has seen a performance change of 378.6% over the past 12 months but has been down 11.8% in last five days. The company has entered into a distribution agreement with Health One Co. Ltd. which is a subsidiary of Hong Kong listed Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Ltd. Health One is growing both its offline and online distribution capacity in China for 8 years. The agreement key terms are around products like NEURIO formulated milk powder with Lactoferrin.
Altura Mining Limited (ASX:AJM) is under metals and mining sector with mineral services and exploration business. It is also engaged in the supply of lithium raw materials and is completing a feasibility study in the Pilbara region of Western Australia at its Pilgangoora Lithium project and includes Delta Coal project and Tabalong Coal project. Australia based lithium producer, Altura Mining Limited announced the haulage of its first production of lithium spodumene concentrate from its wholly owned Altura Lithium project located at Pilgangoora to Port Hedland. The first lithium production of Altura’s hard rock open pit lithium mine was announced on July 25, 2018, following to which the company reported the commencement of its 2018 first shipment to Port Hedland, on August 08, 2018. Altura traded at a market price of $0.28 as of August 13, 2018, market open and has been down 20% in past one month with lithium prices again at a risk while the group has delivered some positive updates.
Sigma Healthcare Limited (ASX:SIG) is a health care group whose stock traded at a market price of $0.525 as of August 13, 2018, market open, and has been up 6% in last one month but slipped by almost 3% in past five days. The company has seen a performance change of -43.55% over the past 12 months. The domestically focused company is facing challenges from investment standpoint. Sigma is also revising its guidance to an underlying EBIT of approximately $75 million, following a continuation of softer market conditions. Under the terms of the existing supply agreement which operates until 30 June 2019, the company will continue to supply the MC/CW Group.
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