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Morningstar Afternoon Research Update Wed, Feb 20, 2013

20-Feb-2013

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Shares (9)
/Arrium (ARI) Sell
/Fletcher Building (FBU) Reduce
/Fletcher Building (FBU-NZ) Reduce
/News Corp (NWS) /Hold
/Precinct Properties New Zealand (PCT-NZ) Hold
/SEEK (SEK) Reduce
/SMS Management and Tech (SMX) Accumulate
/Suncorp Group (SUN) Hold
/Seven West Media (SWM) Hold

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Australian Market Report

Wednesday 20 February – Local share markets managed to edge higher again to close out the day’s trading at another five-year high despite weakness in the materials sector. Spurred on by investor enthusiasm in the US markets, investors homed in on local earnings releases, heartened by positive results from Woodside Petroleum and Toll Holdings. Among the sectors, consumer staples, energy, and financials led the way forward, while materials and telcos struggled.

The All Ordinaries gained 14.00 points (0.27%) to 5,115.00 while the S&P/ASX 200 rose 16.80 points (0.33%) to 5,098.70. .. Read More

Australian Equities (20-Feb-2013 / Close) CloseChange% Change
/All Ordinaries5115140.27
/S&P/ASX 2005099170.33
/10-year Bond Rate3.56--0.14
/90 Day Bank Accepted Bills SFE-Day2.940.031.03
/3-yr Bond Rate2.910.010.34

Currency (20-Feb-2013 / Close) CloseChange% Change
/$A vs $US1.0361-0.0015-0.14
/$A vs GBP0.6710-0.0004-0.06
/$A vs YEN96.590.350.36
/$A vs EUR0.77230.00010.01
/$A vs $NZ1.2315-0.0095-0.77

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