21 Sep 2010

New Zealand share market up 19 points

6:22 pm on 21 September 2010

The New Zealand share market closed up on Tuesday, with the benchmark NZX50 index gaining 19 points to 3236.

Fletcher Building finished up 16 cents to $8.61, Contact Energy was down 1c to $5.75 and Telecom was unchanged at $2.06.

Fisher & Paykel Appliances was down 2c to 60c, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare was up 6c to $3.11, Air New Zealand was unchanged at $1.29, Tower was up 2c to $1.84 and Sky City Entertainment was up 2c to $2.90.

Sky Network Television was up 5c to $5.25, New Zealand Oil & Gas was up 1c to $1.30 and The Warehouse was down 4c to $3.80.

Restaurant Brands gained 8c to $2.59 after it posted sales growth of 3.9% between May and September from stores open at least a year.

Across the Tasman, the Australian 200 index was down 11 points to 4620.

The dollar was at 72.78 US cents, 77.03 Australian cents, 46.72 pence, 62.27 yen and 0.5557 euro. The Trade Weighted Index was 66.85.