What you need to know at close
The ASX closed up 95.70 points as a surge in metals and mining stocks led gains on the key index.
Of the 50 largest stocks, the most movement has been from Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX:FMG) which closed higher by 8.11%, BHP Group Ltd (ASX:BHP) which finished up by 4.37% and Amcor plc (ASX:AMC) which closed higher by 4.08%.
As the top 50 largest companies comprise almost 60% of the total market, any big changes to their share price may influence the overall market.
The biggest gainer on the ASX at the close was Zelira Therapeutics Ltd (ASX:ZLD) which finished 11,622.22% higher – this is a micro cap company.
The biggest loser on the ASX at the close was Amani Gold Ltd (ASX:ANL) which was down 50% at the close of trade – this is a micro cap company.
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