Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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But first, here’s what you need to know right now:
Today Bloomberg releases its January Australian economic survey, while the Reserve Bank of Australia releases data on private capital expenditure and private sector credit figures.
Three companies are set to come out of trading halts today. Ausgold (ASX:AUC) and New Age Exploration (ASX:NAE) will have details of capital raises and amaysim (ASX:AYS) is updating investors on the institutional portion of an entitlement offer.
Around 168 million shares will be released from escrow today, from five companies: Credible Labs (ASX:CRD), Digital Wine Ventures (ASX:DW8), engage:BDR (ASX:EN1), PINCHme.com (ASX:PIN) and Rafaella Resources (ASX:RFR). Click here to view how many each.
Gold: $US1321.56 ($1851.43) -0.72%
Silver: $US15.69 -1.34%
Oil (Brent): $US66.41 +1.78%
Oil (WTI): $US57.07 +2.70%
Coal: $US94.90 +1.17%
Iron ore 62% fe: $US87.70 -0.27%
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Generating interest over on the Stockhead small cap Facebook forum yesterday was something on the more boring side: computer chips.
“Join us in the wild world of… semiconductors,” wrote senior journalist Rachel Williamson. “You may not be fascinated by chips, but you will be fascinated by the things they can make possible, and that’s what we’re talking about here.”
It’s actually not boring at all. Check out our video on ASX semiconductor stocks to watch here.
These were the most-discussed stocks at close on stock gossip forum HotCopper:
— HotCopper (@HotCopper) February 27, 2019
Fluence Corp (ASX:FLC) finally revealed that Ivory Coast is the African country it’s been talking to for 18 months about a €165 million ($261m) water treatment plant for its largest city, Abidjan.
iBuyNew Group (ASX:IBN) could be in for a please explain from the ASX with some wild trading yesterday. It was the biggest winner with a 76 per cent rise to 9c on no news, this coming after an 80 per cent drop to 5c earlier this week, also on no news.
Ruralco Holdings (ASX:RHL) came out of a trading halt yesterday afternoon to announce Nutrien would acquire it in full for $4.40 a share, which pushed RHL shares up 45 per cent to $4.44.
And OpenDNA (ASX:OPN) shares rose 30 per cent to 6c after it signed a deal with Better Nature to lead its market entry into China and to drive online sales.
Australis Oil & Gas (ASX:ATS) was among the day’s biggest losers, falling 25 per cent to 27c. It was a busy day for Australis, which released its annual report, a drilling update and share placement update.
That’s all you need to know. Hop to it!