The ASX 200 index fell today,  despite the latest Australian GDP data showing a 0.7% growth in the last quarter, beating expectations of 0.3%.

The data however did not take into account the latest lockdowns, and economists are expecting a fall in the the September quarter’s GDP.

The Energy sector gained 1% despite oil prices retreating by 1% overnight.

Retail stocks were the main drag today, with both Consumer Disrectionary and Staples falling by over 1%.

Dragging retail down was Wesfarmers (ASX:WES), which fell by nearly 2% on no news.

Bank stocks however rose, as NAB (ASX:NAB) lifted by 2% as it continues to buy back its shares in the open market as part of its announced $2.5b share buyback.

Travel stocks also rose, with Qantas (ASX:QAN) and Flight Centre (ASX:FLT, both rising by around 3%.

BIG CAP WINNERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
PDN Paladin Energy Ltd 0.585 14.7% 41,002,574 $1,365,724,446
DDR Dicker Data Limited 13.42 5.6% 600,766 $2,196,031,703
NVX Novonix Limited 4.75 5.1% 3,936,467 $1,828,798,256
AWC Alumina Limited 1.865 4.8% 19,022,066 $5,164,992,922
YAL Yancoal Aust Ltd 2.26 4.6% 134,107 $2,852,149,184
TNE Technology One 10.3 4.3% 792,048 $3,177,890,075
DEG De Grey Mining 1.25 4.2% 5,971,362 $1,550,900,473
SKC Skycity Ent Grp Ltd 3.2 3.9% 407,734 $2,341,432,044
LNK Link Admin Hldg 4.53 3.7% 2,950,523 $2,343,308,372
AX1 Accent Group Ltd 2.22 3.3% 1,408,600 $1,165,013,437
DBI Dalrymple Bay 2.28 3.2% 324,121 $1,101,688,147
WHC Whitehaven Coal 2.61 3.2% 10,724,004 $2,612,589,907
IEL Idp Education Ltd 29.69 3.0% 1,457,416 $8,021,649,601
QAN Qantas Airways 5.24 2.9% 7,927,479 $9,599,967,513

Paladin Energy (ASX:PDN) was the biggest big cap winner today, rising by 12% after uranium prices hit 5 year highs overnight.

Data centre company Dicker Data (ASX:DDR) rose by 5.7% after CEO David Dicker released an announcement after hours yesterday to say that he was selling 1.6% of his shares in the company.

In the release, he told shareholders what he was going to do with the money : Rodin Cars, purchase of a used Bombardier Global XRS, and a return to trading in the US markets.

“None of these projects detract from my ability to continue to function as Chairman and CEO of Dicker Data. I hope this letter clears things up,” he said.

BIG CAP LOSERS

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Code Name Price % Change Volume Market Cap
BKL Blackmores Limited 93.11 -7% 83,805 $1,932,698,058
ASM Ausstratmaterials 10.96 -6% 486,546 $1,629,430,150
TPW Temple & Webster Ltd 13.81 -6% 922,486 $1,771,862,571
MAQ Macquarie Telecom Gp 77.5 -5% 13,785 $1,762,776,714
MSB Mesoblast Limited 1.575 -5% 13,694,226 $1,080,078,957
PNV Polynovo Limited 2.11 -5% 1,847,974 $1,474,895,338
PME Pro Medicus Limited 60.16 -5% 175,713 $6,583,644,761
REH Reece Limited 19.92 -5% 799,608 $13,488,149,699
MAF MA Financial Group 7.73 -5% 116,972 $1,267,957,492
AEF Australian Ethical 10.26 -4% 222,263 $1,201,418,505
VUL Vulcan Energy 13.69 -4% 606,813 $1,550,276,937
CIA Champion Iron Ltd 5.67 -4% 1,652,942 $2,982,791,206
CUV Clinuvel Pharmaceut. 36.37 -4% 265,387 $1,866,722,570
UWL Uniti Group Ltd 4.18 -4% 2,450,105 $2,973,833,091
IMU Imugene Limited 0.4 -4% 27,028,547 $2,212,370,606
LTR Liontown Resources 0.94 -4% 4,116,022 $1,859,345,637
EDV Endeavour 7.04 -4% 3,428,740 $13,074,154,124
MIN Mineral Resources. 53.03 -3% 643,114 $10,363,492,772
WES Wesfarmers Limited 57.96 -3% 1,701,118 $67,973,722,508

Fortescue (ASX:FMG) fell by more than 3%, following a broker downgrade out of Goldman Sachs the previous day. Goldman said it has retained its sell rating on FMG.