Here are the top ASX large cap movers for Thursday
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BHP (ASX:BHP) lost nearly 7% after trading ex-dividend today, and has wiped all of its 2021 gains and more.
The BHP stock price was also under pressure after spot iron ore price fell by almost 6% overnight.
Meanwhile, it’s been a reporting season bonanza for ASX investors. Here’s some interesting statistics from the CommSec team:
— CommSec (@CommSec) September 2, 2021
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Lifestyle Communities (ASX:LIC) rose by almost 9% today on no news.
The Energy sector lifted by almost 1% today, following the meeting of Opec+ members overnight, which agreed to keep the previously announced hike of 400,000 barrels of supply a month. Oil shares like Oil Search (ASX:OSH) and Santos (ASX:STO) rose by 1.5% each.
Flight Centre (ASX:FLT) rose by 0.53% after announcing plans to launch its corporate travel business in Japan.
Nickel Mines (ASX:NIC) has signed an agreement with PT Iriana Mutiara Mining for the staged acquisition of a 100% interest in the Siduarsi Nickel-Cobalt project in Papua province, Indonesia.
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QBE Insurance (ASX:QBE) dropped 2.6% after announcing proposed GBP fixed rate debt notes under its USD 4bn note programme.