ASX 200: Sharemarket rises but Westpac & NAB take a hit

The Australian sharemarket was higher at the close last week, with Commonwealth Bank, CSL and Northern Star Resources among the best performers. Notably, markets reacted to the news of both the National Australia Bank and Westpac facing new legal action. Here’s a market wrap.
S&P and All Ords Movements (13/12/2019 to 20/12/2019)
  Closing Points % Change
S&P/ASX 200 (XJO) 6,816 1.12%
All Ordinaries (XAO) 6,926 1.17%
Prepared by Canstar. Points taken as of Monday open to Friday close.

What went up on the ASX?

ASX 200 – Top 5 Share Price Gains (13/12/2019 to 20/12/2019)
Rank Company Closing Share Price % Change
1 Service Stream (SSM) $2.68 15.5%
2 Avita Medical Ltd (AVH) $0.65 13.0%
3 Northern Star Resources (NST) $10.70 10.9%
4 Saracen Mineral Holdings (SAR) $3.10 9.9%
5 Chorus Ltd (CNU) $6.13 9.5%
Prepared by Canstar. Prices taken as of week to week close.

 

ASX 200 – Top 5 Market Capitalisation Gains (13/12/2019 to 20/12/2019)
Rank Company $ Change in Market Cap Closing Share Price % Change in Share Price
1 Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) $2,106,585,014 $81.25 1.5%
2 CSL Ltd (CSL) $1,520,469,381 $281.47 1.2%
3 Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG) $1,396,262,700 $140.25 2.9%
4 Transurban Group (TCL) $1,202,551,694 $15.59 2.9%
5 RIO Tinto Ltd (RIO) $1,135,921,615 $103.66 3.0%
Prepared by Canstar. Prices taken as of week to week close.

What when down on the ASX?

ASX 200 – Top 5 Share Price Losses (13/12/2019 to 20/12/2019)
Rank Company Closing Share Price % Change
1 Smartgroup Corporation (SIQ) $6.78 -24.2%
2 Perenti Global Ltd (PRN) $1.65 -21.1%
3 Jumbo Interactive (JIN) $15.74 -16.9%
4 Lynas Corporation (LYC) $2.40 -7.0%
5 Galaxy Resources (GXY) $0.89 -6.3%
Prepared by Canstar. Prices taken as of week to week close.

 

ASX 200 – Top 5 Market Capitalisation Losses (13/12/2019 to 20/12/2019)
Rank Company $ Change in Market Cap Closing Share Price % Change in Share Price
1 Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) -$828,195,185 $24.25 -0.9%
2 National Australia Bank (NAB) -$766,221,363 $24.89 -1.0%
3 Lendlease Group (LLC) -$519,319,867 $18.02 -4.9%
4 SOUTH32 Ltd (S32) -$492,812,083 $2.78 -3.5%
5 Perenti Global Ltd (PRN) -$301,981,901 $1.65 -21.1%
Prepared by Canstar. Prices taken as of week to week close.

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