Stocks making moves or news on the ASX at the close on Wednesday, September 19:
ANZ – ANZ BANK – up 27 cents, or 0.95 per cent, at $28.66
CBA – COMMONWEALTH BANK – up 17 cents, or 0.2 per cent, at $72.09
Shares in ANZ and CBA both rose on optimism in international investment due to a strengthening Australian dollar.
NAB – NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK – up 20 cents, or 0.7 per cent, at $27.82
NAB has cut executive bonuses as it continues its attempt to regain consumer trust amid the fallout of the financial services royal commission.
WBC – WESTPAC – up 31 cents, or 1.1 per cent, at $28.20
Westpac has slashed lending rates for new customers as it increases its variable interest rate by 0.14 percentage points.
RIO – RIO TINO – up $2.24, or 3 per cent, at $75.40
BHP – BHP – up 92 cents, or 2.9 per cent, at $32.40
The mining heavyweights paved the way for the rest of the market following overnight improvements in the price of copper and iron ore.
CCL – Coca-Cola Amatil – up 4 cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $9.64
The Coca-Cola Company has acquired South Australian kombucha maker Organic & Raw, with Coca-Cola Amatil first in line as its national distributor.