Australia stocks edge higher in choppy trade – MarketWatch

Australia stocks edge higher in choppy trade – MarketWatch

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Australia stocks seesawed in early Friday trade, with Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200

/quotes/zigman/1653884/realtime AU:XJO
+2.08%

shaking off a lower open to rise 0.2% to 5,072.10, paring a 0.8% drop in the previous session. Financials traded mostly higher in the wake of recent losses, with Commonwealth Bank of Australia

/quotes/zigman/181773/realtime AU:CBA
+1.34%

/quotes/zigman/181772/delayed/quotes/nls/cbauf CBAUF
-4.56%

adding 0.6%, National Australia Bank Ltd.

/quotes/zigman/181126/realtime AU:NAB
+1.64%

/quotes/zigman/181125/delayed/quotes/nls/naubf NAUBF
0.00%

up 0.5%, and Westpac Banking Corp.

/quotes/zigman/181294/realtime AU:WBC
+1.92%

/quotes/zigman/181293/delayed/quotes/nls/webnf WEBNF
+1.71%

ahead by 0.3%. With the Australian dollar

/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled AUDUSD
-0.0430%

sitting around three-month lows, some names with large global exposure advanced, with Billabong International Ltd.

/quotes/zigman/264916/realtime AU:BBG
+3.45%

/quotes/zigman/264915/delayed/quotes/nls/bllaf BLLAF
+2.63%

up 1.1%, and BHP Billiton Ltd.

/quotes/zigman/180893/realtime AU:BHP
+2.48%

/quotes/zigman/270355/delayed/quotes/nls/bhp BHP
+0.53%

and James Hardie Industries SE

/quotes/zigman/291856/realtime AU:JHX
+2.13%

/quotes/zigman/291857/delayed/quotes/nls/jhiuf JHIUF
-2.40%

advancing 0.5% each. On the downside, a sharp drop in Comex gold futures spanked gold-miner shares, with Evolution Mining Ltd.

/quotes/zigman/7187583/realtime AU:EVN
+2.80%

/quotes/zigman/7313817/delayed/quotes/nls/cahpf CAHPF
-32.14%

down 6%, Newcrest Mining Ltd.

/quotes/zigman/182419/realtime AU:NCM
+0.14%

/quotes/zigman/182418/delayed/quotes/nls/ncmgf NCMGF
-6.67%

off 1.2%, and Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd.

/quotes/zigman/181740/realtime AU:KCN
-2.56%

/quotes/zigman/181738/delayed/quotes/nls/kskgf KSKGF
-39.39%

losing 5.2%.

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AU:XJO
S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index

AU

: Australia: Sydney

5,202.20

+106.10
+2.08%

Volume: 0.00

Dec. 19, 2013 4:11p

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AU:CBA
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

AU

: Australia: Sydney

$
74.85

+0.99
+1.34%

Volume: 9.92M

Dec. 19, 2013 5:29p

P/E Ratio

16.12

Dividend Yield

5.34%

Market Cap

$118.77 billion

Rev. per Employee

$974,694

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CBAUF
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

US

: U.S.: OTCBB

$
66.00

-3.15
-4.56%

Volume: 136.00

Dec. 19, 2013 3:27p

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

5.52%

Market Cap

N/A

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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AU:NAB
National Australia Bank Ltd.

AU

: Australia: Sydney

$
34.03

+0.55
+1.64%

Volume: 7.87M

Dec. 19, 2013 5:29p

P/E Ratio

14.89

Dividend Yield

5.70%

Market Cap

$78.53 billion

Rev. per Employee

$884,929

/quotes/zigman/181125/delayed/quotes/nls/naubf

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NAUBF
National Australia Bank Ltd.

US

: U.S.: OTCBB

$
30.00

0.00
0.00%

Volume: 12,200

Dec. 17, 2013 12:00a

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

6.20%

Market Cap

$70.48 billion

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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AU:WBC
Westpac Banking Corp.

AU

: Australia: Sydney

$
31.37

+0.59
+1.92%

Volume: 6.55M

Dec. 19, 2013 5:29p

P/E Ratio

14.52

Dividend Yield

N/A

Market Cap

$95.20 billion

Rev. per Employee

$1.09M

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WEBNF
Westpac Banking Corp.

US

: U.S.: OTCBB

$
28.02

+0.47
+1.71%

Volume: 1,367

Dec. 19, 2013 2:29p

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

N/A

Market Cap

N/A

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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CUR_AUDUSD
Australian Dollar

US

: ICAP

0.8857

-0.0004
-0.0430%

Volume: 0.0000

Dec. 19, 2013 4:13p

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AU:BBG
Billabong International Ltd.

AU

: Australia: Sydney

$
0.45

+0.02
+3.45%

Volume: 2.74M

Dec. 19, 2013 4:10p

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

N/A

Market Cap

$208.34 million

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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BLLAF
Billabong International Ltd.

US

: U.S.: OTCBB

$
0.39

+0.01
+2.63%

Volume: 98,362

Dec. 19, 2013 3:46p

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

N/A

Market Cap

N/A

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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AU:BHP
BHP Billiton Ltd.

AU

: Australia: Sydney

$
36.80

+0.89
+2.48%

Volume: 12.44M

Dec. 19, 2013 5:43p

P/E Ratio

18.48

Dividend Yield

3.50%

Market Cap

$114.95 billion

Rev. per Employee

$1.30M

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BHP
BHP Billiton Ltd. ADS

US

: U.S.: NYSE

$
65.04

+0.34
+0.53%

Volume: 1.28M

Dec. 19, 2013 3:59p

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

3.63%

Market Cap

$102.11 billion

Rev. per Employee

$1.33M

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AU:JHX
James Hardie Industries PLC

AU

: Australia: Sydney

$
12.47

+0.26
+2.13%

Volume: 528,287

Dec. 19, 2013 4:50p

P/E Ratio

33.92

Dividend Yield

1.40%

Market Cap

$5.42 billion

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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JHIUF
James Hardie Industries PLC

US

: U.S.: OTCBB

$
10.75

-0.26
-2.40%

Volume: 1,000

Dec. 9, 2013 12:00a

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

1.53%

Market Cap

$4.77 billion

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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AU:EVN
Evolution Mining Ltd.

AU

: Australia: Sydney

$
0.55

+0.02
+2.80%

Volume: 2.94M

Dec. 19, 2013 4:50p

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

N/A

Market Cap

$379.13 million

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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CAHPF
Evolution Mining Ltd.

US

: U.S.: OTCBB

$
0.48

-0.23
-32.14%

Volume: 500.00

Dec. 16, 2013 10:47a

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

N/A

Market Cap

N/A

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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AU:NCM
Newcrest Mining Ltd.

AU

: Australia: Sydney

$
7.32

+0.01
+0.14%

Volume: 4.59M

Dec. 19, 2013 5:29p

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

3.28%

Market Cap

$5.60 billion

Rev. per Employee

$2.30M

/quotes/zigman/182418/delayed/quotes/nls/ncmgf

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NCMGF
Newcrest Mining Ltd.

US

: U.S.: OTCBB

$
6.30

-0.45
-6.67%

Volume: 970.00

Dec. 19, 2013 1:33p

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

3.98%

Market Cap

N/A

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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AU:KCN
Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd.

AU

: Australia: Sydney

$
0.95

-0.03
-2.56%

Volume: 1.09M

Dec. 19, 2013 4:50p

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

10.53%

Market Cap

$148.48 million

Rev. per Employee

$248,327

/quotes/zigman/181738/delayed/quotes/nls/kskgf

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KSKGF
Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd.

US

: U.S.: OTCBB

$
0.80

-0.52
-39.39%

Volume: 2,300

Dec. 4, 2013 3:46p

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

12.95%

Market Cap

N/A

Rev. per Employee

N/A

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