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NZ sharemarket slips back into negative territory

After posting four out of five falls this week, the New Zealand sharemarket has slipped back into negative territory for the year.

Friday, May 10th 2024, 6:24PM

by BusinessDesk

The S&P/NZX 50 Index was saved from further damage with a sharp rise in the last half-hour of the matching session and closed at 11,755.17, up 8.58 points or 0.07% after reaching an intraday low of 11,704.77.

The index lost 1.54% for the week and is down 0.14% for the year to date.

There were 65 gainers and 68 decliners on the main board, with 28.37 million shares worth $88.05m changing hands.

Greg Smith, head of retail with Devon Funds Management, said the local market is in a holding pattern waiting for the start of the company reporting season, which is expected to be mixed.

He said there were some positive aspects to the latest BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index, with a pick-up in activity during April.

The index settled at 48.9 (a reading above 50 indicates expansion), up from 46.8 in March but still lower than 49.1 in February. The manufacturing sector has now been in contraction for 14 consecutive months.

Production, however, returned to expansion for the first time since January last year with a reading of 50.8, and employment and finished stocks were 50.8 and 50.4, respectively.

New orders remained firmly in contraction on 45.3, and the proportion of negative comments again increased to 69%. BusinessNZ said an overall lack of sales and orders was the dominant theme in the comments, along with a struggling economy.

At home, The Warehouse was up 3c or 2.4% to $1.28 after reporting a 9.2% decline in group sales to $695.5m for the 13 weeks ending April 28 and a 6.2% decrease to $2.3 billion for the past 39 weeks, compared with the same corresponding periods.

The Warehouse store sales were down 8.1% to $408.3m in the third quarter, Warehouse Stationery declined 7.5% to $60.8m, and Noel Leeming sales fell 9.3% to $224.7m.

Smith said there is now a divergence between the retail companies, with Briscoe recently reporting a 1% increase in quarterly sales.

“The trading environment is soft and The Warehouse hasn’t got a lot of confidence in its outlook. The Warehouse did very well during covid, and consumers have now become more discerning. They are not buying the TVs, computers and whiteware at Noel Leeming like they were,” he said.

Among other retailers, Hallenstein Glasson was down 8c to $5.47, Briscoe decreased 6c to $4.35, and KMD Brands declined 1.5c or 3.16% to 46c.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare gained 15c to $28.85; Ebos Group increased 50c to $34.85; Spark was up 5c to $4.38; Fletcher Building was up 4c to $3.51; and ANZ Bank added 58c or 1.85% to $31.90.

SkyCity improved 6c or 3.57% to $1.74; Vulcan Steel rebounded 29c or 4.14% to $7.29; Vista Group gained 6c or 3.89% to $1.83; and Rakon rose 9c or 9.38% to $1.05.

Freightways was down 15c or 1.8% to $8.20; Seeka declined 5c or 1.96% to $2.50; AFT Pharmaceuticals fell 10c or 3.45% to $2.80; Comvita eased 4c or 2.29% to $1.71; and CDL Investments was down 2.5c or 3.52% to 68.5c.

In the retirement sector, Summerset Group declined 36c or 3.41% to $10.20; Oceania Healthcare decreased 2c or 3.45% to 56c; and Ryman Healthcare, which reports its full-year result on May 27, was down 10c or 2.65% to $3.67 and has fallen nearly 31% over the past 12 months.

In the energy sector, Mercury Energy shed 10c to $6.40; Manawa was down 5c to $4.20; Vector eased 5c to $3.64; and Genesis was up 4c or 1.8% to $2.265.

In the property sector, Vital Healthcare Trust declined 4c or 1.94% to $2.02; Stride was down 3c or 2.38% to $1.23; and Property for Industry decreased 4c or 1.79% to $2.20.

Other decliners were Winton Land, down 5c or 2.46% to $1.98; Marsden Maritime Holdings, falling 19c or 4.95% to $3.65; NZ Oil & Gas, shedding 2c or 4.55% to 42c; Just Life, down 3c or 13.04% to 20c; and Blackpearl Group easing 2c or 2.94% to $1.71.

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