23 May 2019 - After opening flat the ASX200 lost momentum this morning. Despite a rally in the second half of the session, the ASX200 closed 0.3 per cent lower. This follows 6 sessions of straight gains. Consumer Discretionary made significant gains today thanks to strong performances from Slater and Gordon (ASX:SGH), Crown Resorts (ASX:CWN), and Aristocrat Leisure (ASX: ALL).
23 May 2019 - The ASX200 opened flat and is tracking 0.4% lower at noon. Financials and Energy are trailing behind. Aristocrat Leisure (ASX:ALL) shares are soaring following their announcement that NPAT is up 14.8% for the 6 months to 31 March 2019.
23 May 2019 - Gaming machine maker Aristocrat Leisure (ASX:ALL) report their profit after tax (NPAT) has jumped up 14.8 per cent to $356.5 million $310.5 million in the six months to 31st March 2019.
23 May 2019 - Freedom Foods Group (ASX:FNP) has announced $130 million equity raising comprising at $4.80 a share.
23 May 2019 - The Reject Shop's (ASX:TRS) chief executive Ross Sudano has quit after the retailer announced store closures and slashed its full-year guidance for a full year net profit after tax of between $3.1 million and $4.1 million to a current expected full year net loss of between $1 million and $2 million.
23 May 2019 - AGL Energy (ASX:AGL) today announced it has entered into a new Gas Supply Agreement with BHP Billiton Petroleum for 78 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas from the Gippsland Basin in Victoria.
23 May 2019 - Fonterra (ASX:FSF) is to shut its Dennington factory in Victoria at the end of November with the loss of almost 100 staff members.
23 May2019 - Biotech company Immutep (ASX:IMM) that specializes in immunotherapy treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases, is pleased to announce the grant of a new patent by the European Patent Office.
23 May 2019 - LaserBond Limited (ASX:LBL) CEO Wayne Hooper discusses the company's 1H19 results, how it reduces down-time and replacement costs on expensive machinery, investments during the half to increase its capability and capacity at its plants, and licensing revenue from its technology division.
23 May 2019 - Following weak leads from US markets, the ASX looks set to open lower this morning. US stocks fell yesterday as trade tensions between China continued to rumble. The White House is said to be taking an intense look at blacklisting more Chinese technology companies. Agribusiness Webster (ASX:WBA) reported a NPAT of $2.12m compared to $3.77m for the prior corresponding period.