At the close of trading session on 22nd September 2020, equity market of Australia settled in red. The benchmark index S&P/ASX200 stood at 5784.1, reflecting a fall of 38.5 points. At the close of same session, All Ordinaries fell by 40 points to 5973.5. The healthcare sector and technology sector rose by 1.49% and 1.11%, respectively. However, the basic materials sector witnessed a fall of 1.99%.
Sector Summary (Source: Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters))
Top Gainers and Losers: Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) (up 4.39%), Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited (ASX: FPH) (up 4.07%), Healius Limited (ASX: HLS) (up 3.90%). On the other hand, Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) and Corporate Travel Management Limited (ASX: CTD) experienced a fall of 6.04% and 5.78%, respectively.
Top and Bottom Movers (Source: Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters)
Movement in the US Markets:
On September 21, 2020, Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.84% to 27,147.70 and NASDAQ Composite encountered a decline of 0.13% to 10,778.80.
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