CSL – CSL LIMITED – down 3.92 per cent, or $7.60, to $186.09
The pharmaceutical giant lifted its first-half profit 6.8 per cent to $US1.16 billion ($A1.63 billion), but shares fell as investors apparently expected more.
CBA – COMMONWEALTH BANK – down 2.89 per cent, or $2.12, to $71.21.
The stock dropped as it went ex-dividend. It will pay eligible shareholders a $2 a share interim dividend on 28 March
NST – NORTHERN STAR – up 7.47 per cent, or 67 cents, to $9.64.
The gold miner reported first-half profits had surged 4.0 per cent to $82.1 million, underpinned by its newly acquired Pogo mine in Australia. It declared a fully franked interim dividend of 6.0 cents, up from 4.5 cents.
EXP – EXPERIENCE CO. LTD – down 20.75 per cent, or 5.5 cents, to 21 cents.
The adventure tourism company said its chief executive had resigned, effective immediately, and its earnings would be hurt by flooding and wet weather over the past few months. It now predicts its earnings for the fiscal year would be $30 million to $33 million, down from $37 million to $41 million previously forecast.
CPU – COMPUTERSHARE LTD – up 5.9 per cent, or $1.05, to $18.85.
The stock transfer company said earnings were up 14.3 per cent, to $335.4 million, while revenue had increased 1.7 per cent, to $1.15 billion. It declared an interim dividend of 21 cents per share, a rise of 10.5 per cent, franked at 30 per cent.
BPT – BEACH ENERGY – up 5.33 per cent, or 9 cents, to $1.78.
The South Australian oil and gas exploration company said its profits had jumped 199 per cent to $278.8 million, and declared an interim dividend of 1 cent, unchanged from September.
TAH – TABCORP – down 3.98 per cent, or 19 cents, to $4.58.
The gambling giant reported its first-half profit had increased seven-fold to $182.5 million following its 2017 merger with Tatts. Its shares are still up more than eight per cent year-to-date.
ESV – ESERVGLOBAL LTD – up 15.38 per cent, or 2 cents, to 15 cents
After gaining 8.33 per cent on Tuesday, shares in the digital transaction technology company kept rising after it said it had secured a new project in the Asia Pacific.
CAR – CARSALES.COM – down 5.42 per cent, or 66 cents, to $11.52
The online vehicle marketplace owner said its net profits had dropped 82 per cent, from $60.58 million to $11.1 million, following worse-than-expected performance of Stratton Finance.
EDE – EDEN INNOVATIONS LTD – up 1.92 per cent, or 0.1 cents, to 5.3 cents.
The Perth company said its carbon-strengthened concrete additive EdenCrete is making more inroads in the US market. The Georgia Department of Transportation is using more of the product for a highway project, and is exploring its use in bridges.