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ASX closed lower; Pro Medicus hits record high; Woolworths rallied on ‘dark store’

ASX200 closed 0.02% lower at 7332.10 on Tuesday.

Pro Medicus surged to a record high share price on new contract.

Woolworths rallied after announcing its first ‘dark store’ launch.

The Australian market overturned morning gains to close slightly lower on Tuesday as real estate and financial stocks weighed down the ASX. 

The tech sector also turned a morning rally into a loss to close the session, despite Nearmap surging more than 14%. Altium, Wisetech Global and Xero led losses among tech stocks. 

Bitcoin continues to dive this afternoon, trading 4.03% lower at 33,016.67 at 5pm AEST.

Medical imaging company Pro Medicus surged 3% to an all-time high of $59.9/share today after the company announced it had signed a 7-year deal with Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City worth $40m. Under the deal Pro Medicus will introduce its Visage 7 and Visage 7 Open Archive products across all radiology and subspecialty imaging departments. Pro Medicus also announced its wholly owned US-subsidiary Visage Imaging had signed a contract with the University of Vermont.

Making headlines, Woolworths shares rallied in afternoon trade after the supermarket giant announced plans for the launch of its first ‘dark store’, a store for fulfilling online orders, in Sydney. Woolworths said the ‘dark store’ is an initiative to ‘keep pace with customer expectations’.

And Tag Heuer has partnered with Super Mario to create a limited edition version of Tag’s Connected Wear OS Smartwatch. With only 2000 of the watch made, it features greetings from Mario and various themed songs play as users achieve steps goals throughout the day. 

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