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ASX market Wrap

The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 20 points down to finish at 5,442.

The value of trades was $5.8 billion on volume of 803 million shares at the close of trade. The top three stocks by value were Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW), Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES) and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA).

The best performing sector was Staples adding 2.4 per cent to close at 9,224. The worst performing sector was Materials, losing 1.4 per cent to close at 8,898 points.

On the futures market the SPI is 30 points down.

Retail Food Group has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire the business and operations of Hudson Pacific Corporation. HPC was founded in Victoria and has become a leading procurement, warehousing, manufacturing and distribution business comprising a frozen food service and cheese processing business. The transaction will cost RFG $88 million which will comprise of both cash and scrip. Shares in Retail Food Group closed 7.54 per cent higher at $6.42.

Billabong International Ltd has reported a net loss (after tax) of $23.7 million in FY16.

Breville Group Ltd reported net profit rose 7.5% to $50.2 million in FY16.

Woolworths Ltd has reported its profit fell 157.5% in FY16, resulting in a full year net loss of $1.23 billion.

Gold is trading at $US1,326 an ounce.

Light crude is $1.30 lower at $US46.80 a barrel.

The Australian dollar is buying $US0.7630.

Market News

South32 profit plunges 5,868%
25-Aug-2016

Woolworths suffers net loss of $1.23B
25-Aug-2016

STRONG TRANSACTIONAL INCOME BOOSTS CROMWELL’S $164.5 MILLION OPERATING PROFIT
25-Aug-2016

MXR - Spargoville Resource Definition Drilling Delivers Further High Grade Gold Results
25-Aug-2016

Murray Goulburn reports 61.2% rise in profit
24-Aug-2016

BLK - High Grade Intercepts at Golden Age
24-Aug-2016

EVE - Omniblend Innovation Enters into US Representation Deal
24-Aug-2016

KPC - JV with Chongqing Material of Agricultural Production Group
24-Aug-2016

a2 Milk reaffirms partnership with Synlait Milk
23-Aug-2016

Kogan sales revenue boosted by Dick Smith
23-Aug-2016

MINOMIC LAUNCHES FIRST-IN-HUMAN CLINICAL TRIAL OF RADIOACTIVE ANTI-CANCER ANTIBODY
23-Aug-2016

Matsa Expands Lake Carey Gold Project
23-Aug-2016

Watpac wins construction contract
22-Aug-2016

Northern Star records 65% jump in profit
22-Aug-2016

Bass Metals takes control of operations at the
22-Aug-2016

MTA - High grade chemical-free Flotation Testwork at Montepuez Project delivers >98% TGC Concentrate
22-Aug-2016

A3D - 1st Shareholder update
22-Aug-2016

HGO - CONTAINER SALE AND PORT CONTRACT EXTENSION
22-Aug-2016

Amaysim profit skyrockets 110.5%
19-Aug-2016

Lendlease profits rise 13% amid rise in settlements
19-Aug-2016

KGL - Broad zone of copper mineralisation intersected at Rockface
19-Aug-2016

Beyond Media secures deal with Lenovo
19-Aug-2016

Adslot Signs Multi-Year Global Deal with with the world’s largest media buyer group
19-Aug-2016

KBL - Iron Duke Copper-Gold
19-Aug-2016

RXL - Offer to acquire Reward Zinc JV Interest Rejected
18-Aug-2016

CXZ - GM Accelerates Marketing of Commercial Link
18-Aug-2016

Holista Begins R&D with 4 Bread Manufacturers in Asia Pacific to Implement Low-GI Formula
18-Aug-2016

CSL profit falls by 18% on its 100th birthday
17-Aug-2016

Crown Resorts reports 22.7% drop in profit
17-Aug-2016

Core Awarded $190,000 PACE Co-funding to Drill Zinc Project
17-Aug-2016

SOR - Expansion of UNSW Memory Tech Agreement
17-Aug-2016

VMC - Poona Lithium Project High Grade Lithium
17-Aug-2016

Challenger $328M profit driven by record annuity sales
16-Aug-2016

Domino’s reports $92M profit
16-Aug-2016

Mirvac’s profit surges by 69% to $1.03B
16-Aug-2016

Schroders’ highly successful Real Return strategy now available on the ASX (ASX:GROW)
16-Aug-2016

ALK - Zirconium Marketing and Sales Agreement Signed for DZP
16-Aug-2016

Industry regains its growth stride, FUM hits all-time high
16-Aug-2016

Renewable energy about to shine in mining
16-Aug-2016

Praemium’s EBITDA surges 72% in FY16
15-Aug-2016

NAB cash profit falls as bad debts rise
15-Aug-2016

CXZ - WEX Launches Telematics Product to 11,500 Vehicles
15-Aug-2016

ICG - 10% Zinc Discovered at New Riqueza Prospect
15-Aug-2016

Core Exercises Option to Acquire Finniss Lithium Tenure
15-Aug-2016

Metro Performance Glass acquires competitor for $43.1M
12-Aug-2016

UGL awarded $100M ‘reclaimed water’ contract
12-Aug-2016

RNU - EXTENSIVE, SHALLOW GRAPHITE INTERSECTED AT ARNO GRAPHITE PROJECT
12-Aug-2016

RFX - COLLABORATIVE TEST PROGRAM
12-Aug-2016

Telstra’s profits up; announces $1.5B share buyback
11-Aug-2016

ARE - Torrens access impediment removed by native title judgement
11-Aug-2016

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