LOV – LOVISA HOLDINGS LTD – up 20.16 per cent, or $1.56, to $9.30
The fast fashion retailer’s shares hit a four-month high after Lovisa announced profits and revenue was up. It lifted its dividend five cents, to 18 cents a share.
BHP – BHP GROUP LTD – up 2.51 per cent, or 93 cents, to $37.94
The world’s biggest miner reported after Tuesday’s close that its underlying profit from continuing operations had fallen to $US4.03 billion ($A5.66b), but investors seemed happy with the overall results.
FMG – FORTESCUE METALS GROUP – up 5.35 per cent, or 34 cents, to $6.69
The world’s fourth-biggest iron ore miner reported a 5 per cent dip in half-year profit, to $US644 million, which was still enough to beat estimates by UBS and Goldman Sachs.
SVW – SEVEN GROUP HOLDINGS – up 12.21 per cent, or $2.07, to $19.02
Shares in the diversified industrial services, oil and gas and media company hit a four-month high after it announced its revenues were up 45 per cent, to $2 billion, and its underlying profit after tax was up 61 per cent, to $257 million.
SPK – SPARK NEW ZEALAND – down 3.61 per cent, or 14 cents, to $3.74
The telecommunications company’s profit after tax was down 5.6 per cent to $NZ153 million, and it reported that voice revenue was declining as New Zealand’s legacy copper phone network shuts down.
NWH – NRW HOLDINGS – up 9.62 per cent, or 20 cents, to $2.28
The civil and mining contractor said its earnings had more than doubled, to $50 million. It declared its first interim dividend paid since April 2014.
CTD – CORPORATE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT – up 14.69 per cent, or $3.69, to $28.81
The travel company booked a 27 per cent rise in half-year net profit to $38.8 million during a period in which it snapped up two smaller companies in Australia and Asia.
WOW – WOOLWORTHS GROUP LTD – down 5.16 per cent, or $1.56, to $28.69
The supermarket giant’s first-half profit edged one per cent higher to $979 million but food sales growth lagged that of fierce rival Coles.
CWN – CROWN RESORTS – down 5.33 per cent, or 65 cents, to $11.55
Australia’s biggest casino operator said its first-half profits tumbled 26.7 per cent to $174.9 million amid difficult trading conditions across the high-end casino market.