Local tech stocks were buoyed by Nasdaq’s rise of 1% overnight, following Tesla’s 12% rise as it joined Apple, Google, Facebook in becoming a trillion dollar company.

Tech favourites like Afterpay (ASX:APT) rose by 3%, but the most scruitinised stock today was Crown Resorts (ASX:CWN).

Crown shares rose by 8%, after the casino escaped having its Victorian license revoked despite the Commission finding the it to be ‘unfit’ to operate a business in the State.

Crown was given a two-year grace period under the control of a “special manager”, who will then make a formal recommendation to the regulator as to whether or not it should keep its licence.

The other listed casino operator, Star Entertainment (ASX:SGR), also rose by 4.5% on the news.

 

BIG CAP WINNERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
APT Afterpay Limited 126.64 3 914106 $ 35,586,875,557.80
CWN Crown Resorts Ltd 10.5 9 7352481 $ 6,541,348,897.86
PLS Pilbara Min Ltd 2.26 8 29836494 $ 6,205,808,124.56
ORE Orocobre Limited 9.56 4 5535557 $ 5,858,860,135.34
SGR The Star Ent Grp 3.61 4 8840066 $ 3,293,969,166.60
LTR Liontown Resources 1.815 6 8487551 $ 3,287,226,817.04
NVX Novonix Limited 6.92 8 3609859 $ 3,102,886,275.66
MP1 Megaport Limited 18.23 4 561972 $ 2,754,384,235.46
EVT Event Hospitality 16.39 4 324838 $ 2,548,501,187.01
CDA Codan Limited 13.48 4 573042 $ 2,351,491,155.00
DDR Dicker Data Limited 15.06 14 861664 $ 2,281,401,711.60
PPH Pushpay Holdings Ltd 1.75 3 823516 $ 1,932,052,584.24
VUL Vulcan Energy 14.99 7 3178403 $ 1,741,114,658.78
NAN Nanosonics Limited 6.08 9 1146175 $ 1,677,014,305.68
360 Life360 Inc. 9.91 5 498392 $ 1,477,661,829.12
PNV Polynovo Limited 1.92 5 3616004 $ 1,203,726,240.08
SYA Sayona Mining Ltd 0.18 9 61330677 $ 1,132,940,885.51
LKE Lake Resources 0.975 10 22258483 $ 1,056,089,171.73
AVZ AVZ Minerals Ltd 0.355 11 15356373 $ 1,029,815,257.60
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Dicker Data (ASX:DDR) was the best performing large stock today, rising by 13% after the company’s profit before tax rose by 26% (on pcp) in Q3 to $76.6m.

Dicker’s total year-to-date revenue to September is now $1.72bn, despite ongoing supply constraints being experienced throughout the year.

The company is headed by eccentric CEO and founder, David Dicker, who cashed in $42m of his shares last month, and made an announcement to the ASX about what he will spend the money on.

Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) was up almost 7% today, after finalising its joint venture (JV) with South Korean giant, Posco.

The finalised agreement will pave the way for the development of a 43ktpa jointy-owned lithium hydroxide conversion facility Gwangyang, South Korea.

Pilbara Minerals will initially hold an 18% interest in the JV, funded largely from the previously announced $79.6m convertible bond agreement with Posco.

Ultrasound specialist Nanosonics (ASX:NAN) is up 9% on no news.

BIG CAP LOSERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
MIN Mineral Resources. 39.89 -7 2931554 $ 8,103,562,554.01
GQG GQG Partners 1.95 -2.5 17701882 $ 5,905,610,868.00
AGL AGL Energy Limited. 6.03 -3 4362264 $ 4,095,118,337.88
WHC Whitehaven Coal 2.72 -4 23750103 $ 2,932,709,618.88
PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 0.915 -5 15287617 $ 2,584,333,644.65
CRN Coronado Global Res 1.345 -4 3792033 $ 2,338,652,953.35
CEN Contact Energy Ltd 7.66 -4 12681 $ 1,957,712,695.76
NHC New Hope Corporation 2.13 -5 4794156 $ 1,864,479,863.68
RRL Regis Resources 2.14 -6 8214682 $ 1,720,890,894.24
ASM Ausstratmaterials 10.3 -2.8302 343525 $ 1,478,763,663.60
MGH Maas Group Holdings 4.95 -3 185264 $ 1,424,784,610.20
KGN Kogan.Com Ltd 10.23 -3 1207695 $ 1,127,670,604.95
KMD Kathmandu Hold Ltd 1.54 -3 419563 $ 1,127,312,200.56
SIQ Smartgrp Corporation 8.08 -3 2211821 $ 1,115,075,524.65
ABB Aussie Broadband 4.75 -3 1283353 $ 1,094,538,240.39
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Iron ore and lithium miner, Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN), is down 7% after announcing that its average realised iron ore price for the quarter was just US$78.32 per tonne — a huge discount to current benchmark prices.

Freelancer (ASX:FLN)’s Q3 gross merchant value was down 6.2% on pcp, due to seasonality factors and post-lockdown activities by people in the northern hemisphere.

As a result, FLN reported an operating cash loss of $US1.6 million for the quarter.

Asset manager GQG Partners (ASX:GQG) made its ASX debut today at $2, and rose by as much as 6.5% to $2.13, before closing at $1.95.

The fund manager had raised $1.2bn in the IPO for a market cap of around $6bn.