Stocks of interest at the close of trade on the ASX on Thursday, January 17.
KGN – KOGAN – up 72 cents, or 22.15 per cent, to $3.97
A surge in first-half revenue from its exclusive, partner, and in-house mobile brand has helped retailer Kogan.com offset plummeting sales from Apple products.
AGL – AGL ENERGY LTD – down 42 cents, or 1.99 per cent, to $20.70
Shares in AGL have dipped after JP Morgan downgraded it from overweight to neutral, while the energy company also suspended sales of coal ash and ash by-products from its Bayswater and Liddell power stations in NSW due to elevated signs of heavy metals in the product.
S32 – SOUTH32 – up 12 cents, or 3.6 per cent, to $3.45
South32 said its second-quarter metallurgical coal output nearly doubled from the same period a year ago, boosted by strong production at its Illawarra project.
WHC – WHITEHAVEN COAL – up 17 cents, or 3.74 per cent, to $4.71
Whitehaven’s coal production for the three months to December 31 came in at 5.6 million tonnes, compared with production of 5 million tonnes a year ago.
OSH – OIL SEARCH LTD – up 4 cents, or 0.53 per cent, to $7.64
Stock in Oil Search climbed after a positive progress report on the company’s Pikka B well in Alaska.
WPL – WOODSIDE PETROLEUM – up 22 cents, or 0.66 per cent, to $22.74
Woodside Petroleum has flagged higher-than-expected investment spending for 2019 as it steps up early work on the two big natural gas developments that will drive its growth in the next decade.
CCL – COCA-COLA AMATIL – unchanged at $8.23
After securing the business of Hungry Jack’s, Red Rooster, and Oporto, Coca-Cola Amatil has signed Pizza Hut to a five-year beverage supply deal for its 285 Australian restaurants.