- ASX stocks tip higher at noon today, defying Wall Street worries that lingered in the early hours of trade.
- While energy sector rebounded from yesterday’s worst to today’s best, A-REITs were still in the red.
The ASX200 was about 0.2% higher at noon today (13 April 2022) getting a push from the rising commodity prices. Talking about the industrial sectors, 7 of 11 sectors remained in green following the broader market index. Energy sector the best performer and A-REITs being the worst.
In this story we have covered the updates and price performance of Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX:NCM), QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX:QBE), Sonic Healthcare Ltd (ASX:SHL) and REA Group Ltd (ASX:REA) shares on the ASX.
Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX:NCM)
Newcrest Mining Limited is a Melbourne-based gold and copper explorer. While gold and copper both the commodities were trading in green at the time of writing this article, Newcrest Mining Limited’s shares were in red. The shares were down today despite any new or price sensitive announcement being released on the ASX. In the last five days NCM share price has gained about 3.51% and has appreciated about 13.3% YTD. Talking about distributions, NCM shares as of date trade on an annual dividend yield of 2.35%.
QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX:QBE)
QBE Insurance Group Limited is a Sydney-based reinsurance and insurance underwriting business. As of date it is the largest insurance business listed on the ASX with a market capitalisation of about AU$17.41 billion. By noon today, shares of QBE shares along with other insurance sector majors like Suncorp Group Limited (ASX:SUN), Insurance Australia Group (ASX:IAG) and Medibank Private Limited (ASX:MPL) were trading above yesterday’s close. In the last 5 days of trade on the ASX, QBE share price has gained about 0.08%, while remaining about 1.09% lower on a YTD basis. The annual dividend yield on QBE shares as of date is 2.55%.
Sonic Healthcare Ltd (ASX:SHL)
Sydney-based Sonic Healthcare Limited is a global healthcare service company engaged in laboratory, imaging and other medical care services in the healthcare sector. As of noon today, SHL shares traded over 1% above their previous close. In the last 5 trade days on the ASX, SHL share price has gained about 1.81%, though on a YTD basis they have lost over 23% of their price. Talking about dividends, SHL shares trade as of date at an annual dividend yield of 2.71%.
REA Group Ltd (ASX:REA)
REA Group Limited is a digital media business focusing on the property market. The company is the operator of recognisable property websites like realcommercial.com.au, iproperty.com., realestate.com.au, and others. On the ASX this noon, REA share price was edging slightly lower in comparison to previous close. The change was witnessed despite any new ASX releases since February. However, noticeably REA share price has dipped over 1.59% in last 5 days of trade on the ASX adding on to the YTD loss of about 24.9%.
Snapshot of share price performance and dividend yield
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