Sharesight20 top 20 trades on NZX – November 2020
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Welcome to the November 2020 edition of the Sharesight20NZX monthly trading snapshot, where we look at the top 20 trades on the NZX made by Sharesight users during the month.
Sharesight20 top 20 NZX trades November 2020
In November’s Sharesight20NZX snapshot, buy trades were once again led by the Smartshares NZ Top 50 ETF (NZX: FNZ), followed by a2 Milk (NZX: ATM), which has assured investors that its Chinese sales will recover as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Meanwhile, sell trades were strongly led by Metlifecare (NZX: MET), which has seen a shakeup in its leadership roles as Swedish firm EQT takes ownership of the company.
Let’s look at the news behind the key stocks in this month’s snapshot:
The a2 Milk Company (NZX: ATM)
“Short-term softness” expected for a2; earnings forecast uncertain
a2 Milk chair says China tensions are “regrettable”
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (NZX: FPH)
Fisher & Paykel profit skyrockets by 86%, propped up by Covid
Share price rises in anticipation of half-year earnings
NZX 50 dragged down by Fisher & Paykel profit-taking
Metlifecare (NZX: MET)
New directors for Metlifecare as EQT takes ownership
Metlifecare to repay $6.8m from government wage subsidy scheme
Air New Zealand (NZX: AIR)
Air NZ share price rises on positive Covid vaccine news
Air NZ CEO pockets $2m bonus despite airline losing $85m per month
Staff protest outsourcing and cuts to Air NZ jobs
Mainfreight (NZX: MFT)
Mainfreight records strong half-year earnings: net profit grows 23%
Share price reaches record high at $60
Mainfreight MD blames ports for slow delivery times; asks customers to lower expectations
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