The ASX 200 finished lower by 0.21% today, following falls on Wall Street overnight.

Local stocks fell despite consumer sentiment remaining positive, with the latest Westpac Consumer Sentiment index showing an increase of 0.6%to 105.3 in November.

Energy and Mining stocks dragged down the broader market, while Financials and Utilities outperformed.

Financials were buoyed mainly by National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB), which surged to a three year high.

NAB shares rose by 4.25% to $30.15 after reporting strong profits yesterday that beat expectations, along with a dividend that was twice as big as last year’s.

Mining stocks were generally lower as the spot iron ore price dropped another 1.5% overnight. It sank even further today, with near dated December futures now trading below US$90/t in Singapore.

Meanwhile, investors are nervously awaiting key US data tonight, with the release of both US inflation and jobless claims due in NY hours.

China already released theirs today, with data showing that consumer inflation grew by 1.75%, the fastest pace since September 2020.

 

BIG CAP WINNERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
UMG United Malt Group 4.3 4.6% 855,648 $1,229,626,245
NAB National Aust. Bank 30.08 4.1% 11,904,141 $94,816,731,979
CHN Chalice Mining Ltd 9.05 4.0% 9,599,999 $3,070,562,166
CCX City Chic Collective 6.36 3.4% 825,754 $1,426,308,529
360 Life360 Inc. 12.81 3.2% 382,921 $1,936,407,951
WTC Wisetech Global Ltd 55.34 3.0% 325,675 $17,453,875,521
DMP Domino Pizza Enterpr 121.02 3.0% 247,965 $10,174,412,591
CKF Collins Foods Ltd 13 2.7% 265,001 $1,477,372,753
GNE Genesis Energy Ltd 3.06 2.7% 12,662 $3,109,834,580
ALX Atlas Arteria 6.42 2.6% 1,582,993 $6,003,454,095
LNK Link Admin Hldg 4.64 2.4% 1,461,849 $2,323,833,289
CGC Costa Group Holdings 3.06 2.3% 2,493,284 $1,388,492,077
BGP Briscoe Group 4.7 2.2% 1,500 $1,023,758,980
REH Reece Limited 21.63 2.1% 943,991 $13,681,944,954
OCL Objective Corp 20.91 2.0% 267,197 $1,935,561,231
CTT Cettire 4.08 2.0% 965,399 $1,524,952,880
SBM St Barbara Limited 1.585 1.9% 4,122,510 $1,103,314,561

Chalice Mining (ASX:CHN) was again one of the most active stocks today, rising by another 4% to $9.05, following its 28% surge yesterday. Chalice was a small cap explorer in March last year and is now a $3.2bn company sitting on the largest PGE discovery in Australian history.

Women fashion retailer City Chic Collective (ASX:CCX) appointed Peter McClelland as its new Chief Financial Officer. McClelland’s previous roles included CFO and COO of oOh! Media and most recently, CFO of Isentia.

 

BIG CAP LOSERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
BSL BlueScope Steel Ltd 20.01 -5.8% 1,671,145 $10,584,045,693
ORE Orocobre Limited 9.18 -4.7% 2,536,666 $6,139,371,393
NVX Novonix Limited 8.17 -14.1% 6,332,578 $4,589,183,279
CRN Coronado Global Res 1.28 -4.8% 1,427,452 $2,254,830,267
BFL Bsp Financial Group 4.55 -5.4% 16,676 $2,247,344,665
PPH Pushpay Holdings Ltd 1.54 -14.0% 5,132,289 $2,040,338,717
AVZ AVZ Minerals Ltd 0.5 -4.8% 19,656,355 $1,689,540,657
VUL Vulcan Energy 10.23 -6.8% 2,705,640 $1,359,704,051
LKE Lake Resources 0.965 -6.8% 10,272,649 $1,246,338,519
NEA Nearmap Ltd 2.16 -4.4% 1,652,664 $1,125,008,718
CXO Core Lithium 0.5975 -7.4% 21,919,183 $1,068,993,880

Church management system Pushpay (ASX:PPH) plunged 13% today after downgrading its EBITDA guidance to US$62m-$67m, after its half year EBITDA fell short and only reached US$29.6m.