ASX Today: ASX 200 opens slightly higher; healthcare up, energy down

  • January 25, 2021 02:52 PM AEDT
  • Team Kalkine

The ASX 200 opened slightly higher on Monday, up just 6.30 points to 6806.70. 

Gold MTF non-AMP

The top gainers in the index were Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd and South32 Ltd, up 5.86 per cent and 4.14 per cent, respectively.  

While the ASX 200 Health Care was up 1.482 per cent, the ASX 200 Energy was down 1.922 per cent. 

 On Friday, the ASX 200 closed slightly unchanged at 6,800.40. The Wall Street equity indices closed on a mixed note last Friday.  

The Australian stock market will be closed on Tuesday on account of Australia Day.  

Nine Entertainment was up 2.92 percent in the opening trade. The bottom performing stocks in the index were Unibail Rodamco Westfield and Afterpay, down 6.75 percent and 5.15 percent, respectively. 

Sectoral Movements

the ASX 200 Communication Services gained 0.695 percent. The ASX 200 Real Estate was up 0.251 percent

Other News

Tyro Payments said that its year to date transaction values rose 10 per cent to $13.5 billion to January 22. Silver Lake Resources has maintained FY 2021 sales guidance between 240,000 to 250,000 ounces of gold.

US markets 

On Friday, while the S&P 500 closed 0.30 percent lower at 3,841.47, the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite gained 0.090 percent to 13,543.06. However, the Dow Jones Industrial Average settled down 179.03 points, or 0.57 percent to 30,996.98. 

 


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