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Top 5 & Bottom 5 - ASX Blue-Chips This Fortnight
BY CHRISTOPHER HALL - 25/02/2016 | VIEW MORE ARTICLES BY CHRISTOPHER HALL

The last fortnight has been Reporting Season on the ASX which creates a lot of share-specific news.

This news is either half or full-year announcements of a company’s financials. This is also where the market hears what the company directors say about these numbers, plus their thoughts on the industry’s trading conditions ahead. It normally goes one of two way:

  • If the company directors are citing difficult times ahead, shareholders could be running for the door; or
  • if the company notes favourable conditions and increased sales ahead brokers could be updating their recommendations to ‘buy’ for their clients.

This fortnight has been no exception. The companies that reported well are in the Top 5, and those that sent the shareholders running for the door are in the Bottom 5.

Here are the Blue-chip (ASX Top Fifty companies) winners and losers over the last fortnight.

Top 5
Rank Code Description Two week performance
1 BXB Brambles Limited 15.38%
2 AMC Amcor Limited 14.60%
3 ORG Origin Energy 14.53%
4 QBE QBE Insurance Group 14.13%
5 LLC Lendlease Group 11.29%
Bottom 5
Rank Code Description Two week performance
46 CTX Caltex Australia -2.49%
47 AGL AGL Energy Limited. -3.62%
48 TLS Telstra Corporation. -6.95%
49 NCM Newcrest Mining -7.80%
50 CPU Computershare Ltd -11.24%

Winners and Losers’ Two-week chart:

For more insight Market Leaders read the Week in Review.

ShareCafe will be revisiting this list every fortnight and will bring you the most current Growth Leaders.

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View More Articles By Christopher Hall

Christopher is head of equites at Spring Financial Group. Christopher has over 10 years' experience managing equities desks with thousands of retail clients and responsibility for maintaining and servicing retail and wholesale relationships.



 

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