The ASX 200 finished strong to finish in positive territory of +0.07%, after being down for most of the day.

The biggest losses were in the Energy sector, which fell by more than 1.7% as oil prices dropped 1% on Friday.

Energy plays like Woodside Petroleum (ASX:WPL), Santos (ASX:STO) and and Oil Search (ASX:OSH) all dropped by up to 3%.

The Tech sector meanwhile, was the best performer and rose by almost 1%.

Tech plays like Afterpay (ASX:APT), Xero (ASX:XRO), and Computershare (ASX:CPU) all rose by around 1%.

Other stocks like Fortescue (ASX:FMG) were falling as they traded ex-dividend today. FMG has just paid a record $2.11 final dividend per share, which is twice the amount it paid last year.

BIG CAP WINNERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
HCW Hlthcohcwellnsreit 2.32 16 16875231 $ 650,307,226.00
CXO Core Lithium 0.375 9 14574028 $ 506,206,049.99
LTR Liontown Resources 1.09 8 11937907 $ 1,916,556,271.83
INR Ioneer Ltd 0.65 8 30749883 $ 1,142,518,140.60
AAC Australian Agricult. 1.5 8 1103411 $ 837,845,778.33
ABB Aussie Broadband 4.63 8 1489040 $ 818,462,111.80
HGH Heartland Group 2.26 8 39928 $ 1,230,399,166.50
FFX Firefinch Ltd 0.645 7 8462331 $ 552,365,701.20
ERA Energy Resources 0.335 6 1191021 $ 1,162,785,707.37
SKO Serko 7.85 6 12241 $ 799,476,353.00
CRN Coronado Global Res 1.27 6 7241927 $ 2,011,744,476.00
WAF West African Res Ltd 1.105 6 5482898 $ 923,155,208.09
TYR Tyro Payments 3.95 5 8415378 $ 1,921,935,810.00
BET Betmakers Tech Group 1.295 5 11051204 $ 1,053,788,491.53
PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 0.82 5 58533334 $ 2,088,755,035.38
CMM Capricorn Metals 2.52 5 1106353 $ 883,933,039.20
HTA Hutchison 0.11 5 3257 $ 1,425,113,400.59
JLG Johns Lyng Group 6.15 5 869972 $ 1,319,476,480.56
APX Appen Limited 11 5 1531648 $ 1,294,748,116.32
SZL Sezzle Inc. 6.88 4 914920 $ 1,303,133,638.77
MGH Maas Group Holdings 5.03 4 280121 $ 1,331,281,324.90
AEF Australian Ethical 10.3 4 270783 $ 1,109,261,052.06
IEL Idp Education Ltd 32.85 4 1333944 $ 8,767,590,646.50
SSM Service Stream 0.885 4 2565271 $ 523,560,129.90
ADH Adairs Limited 4.08 4 1753063 $ 662,782,134.00

HealthCo’s Healthcare and Wellness (ASX:HCW) REIT (real estate investment trust) made its ASX debut today and immediately rose by 14% to $2.29 (from IPO price of $2).

The REIT has been seeded with a number of assets including Health Hub Morayfield (Queensland), private oncology assets, and a private hospital in Camden.

Oil Search and Santos have extended their mutual period of due diligence by one week. Following due diligence, the $21bn all-scrip deal would see Santos acquiring all the shares of Oil Search at a ratio of 0.6275 Santos per 1 share of OSH.

Tyro Payments (ASX:TYR) rose after being included into the ASX 200 index for the first time this quarter. The rebalancing will take effect on Monday, September 20.

Premier Investments (ASX:PMV) announced that former JB Hi-Fi CEO, Richard Murray, will take the helm as its new CEO. Murray will replace PMV’s outgoing CEO, Mark McInnes in early October.

BIG CAP LOSERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
FMG Fortescue Metals Grp 18.57 -11 15081183 $ 64,196,418,540.30
HSN Hansen Technologies 5.6 -9 5529771 $ 1,237,201,039.19
DEG De Grey Mining 1.08 -6 15390412 $ 1,492,741,705.46
TPW Temple & Webster Ltd 13.02 -6 770548 $ 1,669,477,582.08
CTT Cettire 2.98 -6 1578636 $ 1,208,525,157.40
PME Pro Medicus Limited 58.7 -6 362483 $ 6,507,442,752.42
AVZ AVZ Minerals Ltd 0.265 -5 12725919 $ 901,088,350.40
PLS Pilbara Min Ltd 2.14 -5 205456785 $ 6,634,094,415.82
CMW Cromwell Prop 0.875 -5 6704570 $ 2,408,073,021.00
ARF Arena REIT. 4.25 -4 1607950 $ 1,532,259,275.15
LKE Lake Resources 0.55 -4 8231977 $ 635,257,384.90
LLC Lendlease Group 11.39 -4 8940266 $ 8,194,168,056.90
KAR Karoon Energy Ltd 1.2 -4 2398445 $ 692,982,505.00
TLX Telix Pharmaceutical 6.6 -4 859948 $ 1,934,752,812.96
LFG Liberty Fin Group 6.98 -4 34092 $ 2,204,136,000.00
AVN Aventus Group 3.42 -4 2952407 $ 2,025,248,005.80
SFR Sandfire Resources 6.67 -4 431709 $ 1,233,499,224.36
ALG Ardentleisuregrpltd 1.39 -3 4299073 $ 690,776,663.04
NWH NRW Holdings Limited 1.835 -3 4224216 $ 867,100,188.00
EVT Event Hospitality 14.81 -3 77956 $ 2,471,127,336.93
IAP Irongate Group 1.47 -3 1867092 $ 980,873,767.28
SWM Seven West Media Ltd 0.45 -3.2258 3792171 $ 734,173,731.14
VEA Viva Energy Group 2.17 -3.125 4881985 $ 3,601,110,569.28
MYX Mayne Pharma Ltd 0.315 -3.0769 3006701 $ 573,573,246.03
SM1 Synlait Milk Ltd 3.04 -2.8754 136152 $ 684,160,598.93

Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) fell after announcing that Mineral Resources (ASX: MIN) has exited its 5.4% shareholding in PLS worth around $328m.

Separately, PLS announced a substantial increase in the Mineral Resource at its flagship 100%-owned Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project in WA’s Pilbara region to 308.9 million tonnes, reinforcing its position as the world’s premier hard rock lithium operation.