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Markets Live: Apple, Facebook earnings impress

Patrick Commins Live

Shares are set to defy a weak lead from overseas after Wall St overnight took a breather despite solid earnings reports from Apple and Facebook.

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Winning run ends for US stocks

US stocks declined, halting the Standard & Poor's 500 Index's longest winning streak since September, after disappointing earnings reports from AT&T Inc. and Amgen Inc. and an unexpected drop in home sales.The S&P 500 fell 0.2 per cent to 1,875.39 at 4pm. in New York. .

European stocks close down

European stock markets have closed lower, shrugging off strong eurozone data as concerns about the Chinese economy prompted traders to take profits after a three-day winning streak.

Market hits post-GFC high

Jared Lynch

The sharemarket has hit post-financial-crisis highs after a surprisingly low inflation report and a rally in the big banks' stocks continued.

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Advances
264 54.55%
Declines
139 28.72%
Unchanged
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$A plunges on inflation figures, China PMI

GLENDA KWEK

The Australian dollar has plunged by more than three-quarters of a cent, slipping below US93¢ as softer-than-expected inflation figures and as Chinese manufacturing activity slowed for the fourth-straight month.

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Currencies Buys($AU1) Sells($AU1) $ Movement % Movement
AUD/USD 0.9289 0.9285 -0.0004 -0.04%
AUD/EUR 0.6723 0.6719 -0.0003 -0.04%

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Volatility S&P ASX 200
11.39
-0.15 (-1.29%)
Turnover
Sector Turnover($AU) Volume Trades
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Market total 4,474,571,376 1,325,301,841 758,730
Industrial 3,210,639,434 679,517,744 607,940
Mining 773,247,253 644,631,415 136,334

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S&P ASX200 Top Gainers

Company Price %
S&P DOW JONES INDICES
HORIZON OIL LIMITED 0.370 10.45
RESOLUTE MINING 0.620 6.90
EVOLUTION MINING LTD 0.875 6.06
LYNAS CORPORATION 0.185 5.71
MAGELLAN FIN GRP LTD 12.950 5.54

S&P ASX200 Top Losers

Company Price %
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ATLAS IRON LIMITED 0.955 -3.05
WOTIF.COM HOLDINGS 2.740 -2.14
MYER HOLDINGS LTD 2.210 -1.78
ORORA LIMITED 1.385 -1.77
MINERAL RESOURCES. 11.690 -1.76

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ASX - 52 Weeks Highs

Code Name New Highs Last Week Last Month
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EPM ECLIPSE METALS 0.011 0.004 0.005
MXR MAXIMUS RESOURCES 0.005 0.003 0.004
ENU ENTERPRISE URANIUM 0.060 0.050 0.060
LNG LIQUEFIED NATURAL 0.695 0.580 0.605
PDZ PRAIRIE DOWNS METALS 0.480 0.425 0.440

ASX - 52 Weeks Lows

Code Name New Lows Last Week Last Month
Last updated:
QRX QRXPHARMA LTD 0.105 0.675 0.770
RCP REDBANK COPPER LTD 0.001 0.002 0.001
ROG RED SKY ENERGY. 0.001 0.002 0.001
CNL CELAMIN HOLDINGS NL 0.020 0.037 0.031
CNS CENTIUS GOLD LIMITED 0.006 0.010 0.010

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Dividend Calendar
Code Date Payable Div Amount
SGH 24 Apr 2014 0.0300
TGP 24 Apr 2014 0.0000
TIX 24 Apr 2014 0.0000
GOW 24 Apr 2014 0.0600
PPK 24 Apr 2014 0.0150
CAJ 24 Apr 2014 0.0040
GBT 24 Apr 2014 0.0400
CDM 24 Apr 2014 0.0500
AKF 24 Apr 2014 0.0152
MNY 24 Apr 2014 0.0200

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Company Security Code Float date Issue $
Acorn Capital Investment Fund Limited ACQ 30/04/2014 1.00
American Patriot Oil & Gas Limited AOW 12/05/2014 0.20
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China Mining Limited CMF 0.20
Fifth Element Resources Limited FTH 0.20