Stocks of interest at the close of trade on the ASX on Monday, January 14.
BSL – BLUESCOPE STEEL – down 63 cents, or 5.17 per cent, to $11.55
YAL – YANCOAL AUST – down 19 cents, or 5.44 per cent, to $3.30
WHC – WHITEHAVEN COAL – down 16 cents, or 3.59 per cent, to $4.30
Weak China trade data weighed on trade-sensitive commodities stocks, with major miners turning negative in late trade.
FMS – FLINDERS MINES LTD – up 0.4 cents, or 14.81 per cent, to 3.1 cents
INR – IONEER LTD – up 2.0 cents, or 11.11 per cent, to 20 cents
A handful of small-cap miners managed to buck the wider downturn, however.
RFG – RETAIL FOOD GROUP – up 4.5 cents, or 15.25 per cent, to 34 cents
Retail Food Group says while it may sell assets to whittle down debt, the $100 million price tag media reports slapped on its Crust Pizza empire is too high.
WES – WESFARMERS – down 69 cents, or 2.16 per cent, to $31.26.
COL – COLES GROUP – up 36 cents, or 3.12 per cent, to $11.89
Wesfarmers is expected to begin its post-Coles era with a lot less debt thanks to the businesses it has offloaded, but a fall in earnings from Kmart is expected to be a drag on its half-year results.
Supermarket chain Coles clawed back ground after two sessions of losses.