Market Close Commentary; 29 June 2020 

  • Jun 29, 2020 AEST
  • Team Kalkine

The Australian stock market today plunged by 1.51 per cent when benchmark index S&P/ASX200 finished at 5815 as compared to Friday's closure of 5,904.1.

The market remained gloomy, and all sectors ended in the red zone. On Friday, the US stock market also reflected a depressing pattern with Dow Industrials down by 2.84 per cent, S&P 500 down by 2.42 per cent, and NASDAQ Composite dipped by 2.59 per cent.

The increasing coronavirus cases in the US is raising concerns about economic reopening and recovery.

The surging COVID-19 cases is creating uncertain situations for market and ASX is also following the NASDAQ trend and the downturn continues. The novel virus is driving the world economy topsy-turvey with no sooner solution for this. Today, the ASX benchmark touched its two-week low in the wake of the growing number of cases in the US.

The top-performing stocks for today's market are:

  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited (ASX:FPH), which traded at AUD 31.670, , up by 6.885 per cent.
  • AVITA Medical Limited (ASX:AVH)which was up by 4.609 per cent when traded at AUD 8.170.

The worst-performing stocks for today's market are:

  • Jumbo Interactive Limited (ASX:JIN)which traded at AUD 9.900, down by 13.234 per cent. 
  • NRW Holdings Limited (ASX:NWH)which traded at AUD 1.695, down by 10.08 per cent.

Let's see the graph below to view the top five best and worst-performing stocks today:


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