Local stocks notched up a steady day of trade on Tuesday, as global markets grind ahead in the wake of last week’s US Fed meeting.

Wall Street is also pointing higher, with S&P500 futures up 0.3% in afternoon Asian trade.

The ASX 200 closed 0.6% higher but it didn’t get a boost from the two largest sectors — banks and mining — which traded flat.

Instead, large cap tech stocks paced the gains as the ASX 200 Information Technology index finished more than 2% higher.

That offset a sharp fall in the ASX 200 Energy index, as global markets continue to assess the impact on oil prices from Delta variant-led demand concerns.

With Australia’s major east coast markets still in lockdown for the foreseeable futures, the ASX 200 Consumer Staples index (which includes the big grocers) also had another good session, climbing by over 1.4%.

BIG CAP WINNERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals 37.66 10.3% 436,279 $1,686,374,836
DUB Dubber Corp Ltd 3.98 9.0% 2,611,175 $1,064,864,881
LTR Liontown Resources 0.97 9.0% 7,241,933 $1,697,248,838
IMU Imugene Limited 0.41 7.9% 35,635,775 $2,025,785,133
APX Appen Limited 10.75 7.1% 3,268,680 $1,235,672,157
WTC WiseTech Global Ltd 48.66 6.4% 1,101,506 $14,856,120,646
OCL Objective Corp 19.95 6.1% 87,389 $1,772,920,016
PPK PPK Group Limited 19.9 5.8% 678,983 $1,675,064,226
AEF Australian Ethical 10.64 5.8% 387,664 $1,130,614,608
ASM Ausstratmaterials 11.58 5.3% 1,069,698 $1,534,566,066
EDV Endeavour 7.31 4.6% 3,247,694 $12,518,950,319
HLS Healius 4.88 4.5% 2,976,308 $2,910,018,524
OBL Omni Bridgeway Ltd 4.08 4.3% 1,656,340 $1,036,075,104
RWC Reliance Worldwide 5.83 4.3% 1,991,310 $4,416,629,736
HMC Home Consortium 6.53 4.0% 330,636 $1,821,961,657
ORE Orocobre Limited 9.1 3.9% 2,388,161 $5,579,719,615
NXT Nextdc Limited 13.27 3.8% 1,950,961 $5,829,721,125

As August reporting season draws to a close, a few more annual reports caught the eye of investors.

Leading the pack in large caps with news today was voice recording software platform Dubber Corp (ASX:DUB), which rose by more than 9%.

The company’s preliminary full-year results follow the successful execution of a $110m share placement in July.

DUB reported annual recurring revenues (ARR) of $39m as at June 30, a gain of 142% from the prior year ($16.1m) and its fourth straight year of growth since reporting ARR of $740,000 in 2017.

Also climbing today was data company Appen (ASX:APX), which listed in 2015 at 50c and hit a post-COVID high above $40 before falling out of favour with investors.

APX shares bounced off recent lows near $10 today to close above $10.70 for an intra-day gain of more than 10%.

There was a strong tech focus to today’s winner’s list, as logistics software company WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC) continued its huge rally from last week, while government-focused enterprise software company Objective Corp (ASX:OCL) also rose strongly.

BIG CAP LOSERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
ALU Altium Limited 29.85 -14.2488 1511934 $ 4,568,053,433.14
DDR Dicker Data Limited 12.96 -11.7767 1936650 $ 2,538,135,776.15
NXL Nuix Limited 2.56 -10.8014 10270369 $ 910,693,458.78
BBT Bluebet Holdings Ltd 2.51 -10.6762 2835935 $ 562,308,113.69
HLS Healius 4.67 -7.3413 5347014 $ 3,140,576,737.20
HUB HUB24 Ltd 29.76 -5.8228 446286 $ 2,159,328,456.40
MNY Money3 Corporation 3.47 -5.1913 536572 $ 763,752,677.70
BTH Bigtincan Hldgs Ltd 1.4 -4.7619 2162771 $ 640,128,121.29
HTA Hutchison 0.105 -4.5455 104468 $ 1,492,975,943.47
EOS Electro Optic Sys. 3.9 -4.4118 815567 $ 615,730,054.32
AGL AGL Energy Limited. 6.53 -4.1116 5129706 $ 4,242,860,116.71
BWX BWX Limited 5.1 -3.9548 1224271 $ 750,341,359.44
FZO Family Zone Cyber 0.73 -3.9474 1368326 $ 524,718,097.24
IFM Infomedia Ltd 1.725 -3.8997 661171 $ 674,493,402.10
360 Life360 Inc. 8.99 -3.7473 453805 $ 1,421,427,896.94
MIR Mirrabooka Invest. 3.84 -3.5176 151233 $ 699,863,720.88
DTL Data#3 Limited 5.39 -3.2316 653078 $ 857,640,471.50
WES Wesfarmers Limited 60.2 -3.2154 2266792 $ 70,524,863,052.40
ORA Orora Limited 3.34 -2.907 4401810 $ 3,013,528,693.52
CTD Corp Travel Limited 22.74 -2.779 526447 $ 3,201,092,293.78
REH Reece Limited 20.47 -2.7553 542030 $ 13,597,967,010.05
CWP Cedar Woods Prop. 6.52 -2.3952 136967 $ 543,383,571.28
UNI Universal Store 7.43 -2.2368 137430 $ 556,288,353.60
TYR Tyro Payments 3.64 -2.1505 3312174 $ 1,906,560,323.52
QAN Qantas Airways 5.04 -2.1359 9340724 $ 9,713,130,194.70

Leading the laggards was stem cell development company Mesoblast (ASX:MSB), which fell sharply after flagging regulatory holdups in the US, where the FDA said it will require an additional clinical study for its COVID-19 treatment before it can be approved for emergency use.