news for today: 18th August 2015
Airports (ASX:SYD) dipped into the red as it recorded
a net profit of $134.6 million for the first half
of 2015, a 150 per cent increase on last years
figures. Sydney Airports closed 1.23 per cent down
Smith Holdings Limited (ASX:DSH) shares have declined
16 per cent as it reports a 3.1 per cent increase
in net profit to $43.3 million in the full year to
30 June. The electronics retailers total sales
were up 7.5 per cent to $1.32 billion but it have
much positive impact on the market. Shares in Dick
Smith closed 16.5 per cent down at $1.67
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX:ANZ)
advises it lifted its unaudited cash profit by 4 per
cent to $5.4 billion in the 9 months to 30 June 2015.
QBE Insurance Group (ASX:QBE) has recorded a net profit
of $455 million in the first half of 2015.
Shares in GPT Group (ASX:GPT) slipped despite a solid
first half profit figure which was up by 75 per cent
to almost $422 million.
Shares in Cardno Limited (ASX:CDD) have declined as
it reports a full year loss of $145 million, a reversal
from last years $78 million profit.