MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Metro Glass, Fletcher decline, SkyCity gains before earnings

Sophie Boot
Wed, 08 Feb 2017

By Sophie Boot Feb. 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell ahead of earnings season which begins tomorrow, with Metro Performance Glass and Fletcher Building down while SkyCity Entertainment Group and Scales Corp rose. The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 0.78 of a point, or 0.01 percent, to 7,066.27. Within the index, 24 stocks dropped, 22 rose and four were unchanged. Turnover was $115 million. "It's a bit of a phony war awaiting results season," said Matt Goodson, managing director at Salt Funds Management. "The December quarter was quite...

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