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Burrell Stockbroking and Superannuation is a longstanding Queensland company providing full stockbroking, superannuation, wealth management and advisory services to private clients, Not-for-Profit and other investment organisations.


Morning (AM) Market Report

U.S. stocks finished mixed on Friday following a disappointing jobs report, as investors favoured those sectors viewed as safe in economically uncertain times.


Afternoon (PM) Market Report

The Australian market experienced a dismal day. Heavy losses from resource stocks and the big banks wiped out all of yesterday's gains, while Bellamy's turned out to be the worst performer, dropping more than 43 percent after a disappointing update.

Friday, 2nd December 2016

All sectors ended this session with red figures, with health care posting the biggest falls. The Australian dollar depreciated against most major currencies.

The All Ordinaries slumped 57.80 points (-1.04%) to 5,502.60 while the S&P/ASX 200 fell 56.20 points (-1.02%) to 5,444.00.

Link Administration Holdings noted that on 10 November 2016, the Company announced that it had submitted a proposal to acquire Pillar from the State of NSW. Following consideration by the State of NSW, the Company has been informed that the proposal was unsuccessful. Although disappointed with the result, Link continues to remain active in considering and assessing a range of other opportunities and is focused on improving the business, increasing efficiencies, enhancing services and creating shareholder value. LNK lost 23 cents (-3.07%) to $7.25. Alumina noted that Alcoa Corporation has announced that the Portland aluminium smelter in Australia experienced a power outage and as a result has halted production on one of two potlines. AWAC has a 55% interest in the smelter. The other potline is operating but may experience a significant amount of instability in the shortterm. The financial impact of this matter is unknown at this time and Alumina will provide an update if the financial impact is determined to be material, at such time a reasonable estimate can be made. AWC fell 5 cents (-3.31%) to $1.61.

The NZX fell 27.89 points (-0.40%) to 6,904.85 while the Nikkei lost 91.77 (-0.50%) points at the time of writing to be last quoted at 18,421.35.

The Australian dollar was last quoted at 74.01 US cents.

Equities / Fixed Interest Close Change % Change 
All Ordinaries 5503 -58 -1.04
S&P/ASX 200 5444 -56 -1.02
Currency Close Pts Change % Change 
$A vs $US 0.7401 -0.0019 -0.25
$A vs GBP 0.5865


$A vs EUR 0.6929 -0.0029 -0.42
$A vs YEN 84.44 -0.11 -0.13
$A vs $NZ