Stocks of interest on the ASX at the close on Tuesday, October 9:
CSL- CSL LIMITED – down $8.91 cents, or 4.52 per cent, to $188.21
RHC – RAMSAY HEALTH CARE down $8.91 cents, or 4.52 per cent, to $188.21
Ramsay Health Care’s French subsidiary has raised its bid for European private hospital operator Capio by 20 per cent to $1.28 billion.
Meanwhile, healthcare stocks were the biggest drag on the market on Tuesday due to their exposure to Wall Street which suffered broad losses overnight.
ANZ – ANZ BANKING – down 16 cents, or 0.59 per cent, to $26.83
CBA – COMMONWEALTH BANK AUSTRALIA – down 60 cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $68.75
Commonwealth Bank is launching a remediation program for deceased estates after charging 12 accounts with unauthorised financial advice fees between April and June this year.
NAB – NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK – down 26 cents, or 0.97 per cent, to $26.61
WBC – WESTPAC BANKING – down 16 cents, or 0.59 per cent, to $26.97
The chief executives of Australia’s four major banks have been warned to “show some humility” when politicians grill them this week.
BHP – BHP BILLITON – up 13 cents, or 0.38 per cent, to $34.63
RIO – RIO TINTO – down five cents, or 0.06 per cent, to $78.71
The heavy materials sector was flat on Tuesday with commodities either down or flat apart from copper, which had a small increase overnight.