Australia scored a record day with more than 270,000 people getting vaccinated today.

The ASX 200 is also setting another record of its own, having touched an intraday record high of 7,632 before closing the day at 7,628 for a gain of 0.54%.

Ten out of 11 sectors were in the green with Healthcare being the best performer rising by around 1.95%. The Materials sector fell modestly by 0.01%.

Meanwhile, the ASX 200 closed the week 1.2% higher, and is now up by 14% this year.

BIG CAP WINNERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
ASM Ausstratmaterials 10.22 18.0% 1,411,403 $1,208,122,012
PMV Premier Investments 28.49 4.9% 138,727 $4,313,156,487
SGR The Star Ent Grp 3.51 4.8% 3,575,922 $3,189,247,604
DOW Downer EDI Limited 6.045 4.8% 5,352,833 $4,018,511,601
29M 29Metalslimited 2.5 4.6% 3,170,785 $1,148,287,450
AGL AGL Energy Limited. 7.49 4.3% 6,205,960 $4,473,382,619
PPM Peppermoney 2.7 4.2% 415,911 $1,138,320,302
TLX Telix Pharmaceutical 5.78 4.1% 175,705 $1,563,009,914
QUB Qube Holdings Ltd 3.08 4.1% 4,551,255 $5,644,601,852
360 Life360 Inc. 8.57 3.9% 534,815 $1,255,543,913
PPK PPK Group Limited 14.58 3.6% 184,677 $1,253,849,245
PNV Polynovo Limited 2.235 3.5% 862,271 $1,428,598,175
TWE Treasury Wine Estate 12.25 3.4% 1,382,794 $8,553,900,886
WTC Wisetech Global Ltd 35.07 3.3% 1,202,641 $11,031,530,621
ORG Origin Energy 4.47 3.2% 4,699,826 $7,626,043,937
CCP Credit Corp Group 31.45 3.1% 197,204 $2,052,457,736

Australian Strategic Materials (ASX:ASM) was the best performing stock today, rising by 18% on no specific news.

But giant health stock CSL (ASX:CSL) looks to be the main driver for the Health sector and broader index today.

CSL rose by 2.0%, and although there were no specific news, investors might be buying the stock in expectations of a solid earnings report to be released next week.

Amongst a number of catalysts expected to drive CSL’s full year earnings, the company generates most of its business in the US, and the rising US dollar could become an additional tailwind for the results.

Another giant health stock Cochlear (ASX:COH) also rose on the health sector sentiment, gaining 1.6% on no news.

Bookmaker PointsBet (ASX:PBH) rose by almost 1.9% after announcing a regulatory approval from the West Virginia Lottery Commission, allowing it to launch its operations in the State.

 

BIG CAP LOSERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
SUN Suncorp Group Ltd 12.41 -3% 3,603,542 $16,396,314,107
SCG Scentre Grp 2.56 -2% 51,084,688 $13,598,791,248
PLS Pilbara Min Ltd 2.32 -3% 27,520,484 $6,907,114,020
ORE Orocobre Limited 9.46 -5% 3,867,328 $3,429,782,991
GXY Galaxy Resources 5.37 -5% 7,722,251 $2,867,146,791
CHN Chalice Mining Ltd 6.35 -6% 1,902,854 $2,375,273,951
LOV Lovisa Holdings Ltd 16.58 -3% 107,718 $1,828,963,175
VUL Vulcan Energy 14.55 -5% 1,654,603 $1,659,664,064
IMU Imugene Limited 0.2925 -6% 17,267,213 $1,643,937,826
TPW Temple & Webster Ltd 12.14 -2% 273,507 $1,498,434,424
EML EML Payments Ltd 3.74 -3% 2,367,848 $1,390,116,442
PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 0.495 -3% 6,384,672 $1,365,724,446
BET Betmakers Tech Group 1.25 -2% 5,837,993 $1,096,625,422
CTT Cettire 2.45 -7% 885,313 $1,006,468,901

Miners were generally lower today amid falling commodity prices.

Market darling Chalice Mining (ASX:CHN) fell by 5% on no news.