S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) is trading 66 points or 1.07% higher at 6243 by about 1 pm after crossing the 6240-mark for the first time since March 5, 2020.
Share price gains at lunch have been across the board with nearly every sector advancing in the first few hours of trade.
The IT sector gained 1.64%, healthcare was up 2%, materials rose 1.04% and the heavyweight financial sector was up 1.14%
Property is the only sector which declined with a 0.27% loss.
CSL and CIMIC surge[hhmc]
CIMIC Group Ltd (ASX:CIM) surged 6.18% after agreeing to sell 50% of its Thiess mining division to the UK branch of US hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation.
Today’s top gainers on the ASX include Tempus Resources Ltd (ASX:TMR) (+15.91%), Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) (+14.29%), Hexagon Energy Materials Ltd (ASX:HXG) (+19.57%), Strategic Elements Ltd (ASX:SOR) (+11.27%), Auroch Minerals Ltd (ASX:AOU) (+22.22%), Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX:CZN) (+33.33%) and Brookside Energy Ltd (ASX:BRK) (+20.00%).
Proactive news headlines:
Nexus Minerals hits high gold grades of up to 57.1 g/t in Templar drilling at Wallbrook[hhmc]
Nexus Minerals Ltd (ASX:NXM) has received high-grade results of up to 1-metre at 57.1 g/t from the second 20 RC holes drilled at Templar prospect within the Wallbrook Gold Project in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.
Strategic Elements automation technology to be used in fight against weeds[hhmc]
Strategic Elements Ltd (ASX:SOR) subsidiary Stealth Technologies has formed a new collaboration in which it will use its leading-edge autonomous technologies in the fight against weeds.
Hexagon Energy Materials focused on developing 2021 fieldwork program at McIntosh Nickel-PGE Project[hhmc]
Hexagon Energy Materials Ltd (ASX:HXG) is focused on progressing work plans for its McIntosh Nickel-PGE Project in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and is encouraged by recent developments at nearby projects.
Galena Mining hits best-ever lead-silver result at Abra Base Metals Project[hhmc]