Is New Zealand Stocks Following Wall Street Gains?

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Is New Zealand Stocks Following Wall Street Gains?

 Is New Zealand Stocks Following Wall Street Gains?
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On April 22, 2021, NZX 50 ended the trading session in green, implying a rise of 0.34% to 12,577.48 and NZX 20 increased by 0.41% to 8,061.04. Also, NZX 10 witnessed a rise of 0.70% to 12,490.75. It appears that the rise in NZ markets was supported by improved momemtum in Wall Street and buying witnessed in NZ healthcare stocks.  

 Data Source: NZX, Table Source: Kalkine Media Pty Ltd

MidCap and SmallCap Outperformed Broader Market:

The broader market, S&P/NZX 50 Index, stood at 12,577.48, which implies 20.73% increase in the span of 1 year. However, MidCap Index and SmallCap Index claimed at 6,191.82 and 21,882.51 points, respectively, outperforming the NZX 50 as well as posting the growth of 28.55% and 74.19%, respectively. Notably, MidCap and SmallCap stocks have shown resilience over the period.

S&P/NZX 50 Index vs SmallCap Index vs MidCap Index – One Year Return

Source: Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters)

Gainers and Losers:

On 21st April 2021, Just Life Group Limited (NZX: JLG) made an announcement that it acquired 60% of the business of Designer Tanks Ltd.  The Chief Executive of Just Life Group stated that, although it is an early-stage business, the future is bright, and JLG intends to deploy towards the brand nationally.

On 22nd April 2021, AMP Limited (NZX: AMP) provided Q1 FY 2021 AUM as well as cashflows update. It was mentioned that Australian wealth management (or AWM) assets under management (or AUM) rose A$1.6 Bn to A$125.7 Bn during Q1 FY 2021, which implies improvement in investment markets.

Data Source: NZX, Table Source: Kalkine Media Pty Ltd

Movements on Wall Street:

On April 21, 2021, NASDAQ Composite rose by 1.19% to 13,950.22. Notably, Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 0.93% to 34,137.31.

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