What you need to know at close
The ASX closed up 78.10 points as a surge in technology stocks boosted the key index higher, as all sectors finished the session in positive territory.
Of the 50 largest stocks, the most movement has been from Aristocrat Leisure Ltd (ASX:ALL) which closed higher by 4.21%, Seek Ltd (ASX:SEK) which finished up by 4.15% and James Hardie Industries plc (ASX:JHX) which closed higher by 3.38%.
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 Amani Gold Ltd (ASX:ANL) which finished 100% higher – this is a micro cap company.
The biggest loser on the ASX at the close was Analytica Ltd (ASX:ALT) which was down 50% at the close of trade – this is a micro cap company.
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