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Evening Wrap: ASX 200 falls, Wisetech hits all-time high + How does the market perform in May

Mon 22 May 23, 4:50pm (AEST)

 The S&P/ASX 200 closed 16 points lower, down -0.22%. 

The ASX 200 Tech Index rallies for a fourth consecutive session, Tyro Payments shares tumble as Potentia Capital abandons takeover talks, the BNPL is set to be regulated as a credit product, how does the ASX 200 tend to perform in May and a few Macquarie notes.

Let's dive in.

Today in Review

Mon 22 May 23, 4:36pm (AEST)

Name Value % Chg
Major Indices
ASX 200 7,263.3 -0.22%
All Ords 7,450.7 -0.28%
Small Ords 2,869.6 -0.81%
All Tech 2,343.1 +0.18%
Emerging Companies 2,072.0 -1.21%
AUD/USD 0.6637 -0.15%
US Futures
S&P 500 4,202.25 -0.06%
Dow Jones 33,459.0 -0.11%
Nasdaq 13,867.75 +0.07%
Name Value % Chg
Information Technology 1,722.3 +1.54%
Energy 10,893.4 +1.00%
Health Care 44,726.9 +0.54%
Industrials 6,890.4 -0.04%
Materials 17,955.2 -0.31%
Consumer Staples 13,262.0 -0.42%
Utilities 8,502.2 -0.46%
Consumer Discretionary 3,049.1 -0.55%
Financials 6,150.6 -0.57%
Communication Services 1,560.1 -0.62%
Real Estate 3,148.5 -0.74%

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ASX 200 Session Chart

S&P ASX 200 (LIVE DATA) Share Prices & Charts - Market Index
ASX 200 closes lower on Monday (Source: Market Index)


The ASX 200 finished lower on Monday, in-line with how the S&P 500 pulled back from year-to-date highs last Friday. The market continues to show a preference for the Tech sector, with Wisetech (+1.9%) closing at an all-time high and Xero up almost 20% in the last four sessions. Woodside (+1.1%) closed at a one month high despite lower oil prices. Other than that, everything else pretty much pulled back slightly.


No major economic announcements.

Latest news

Market Insights: Seasonality

There's not a whole lot going on with markets at the moment. But maybe that's exactly what's it supposed to be like. Especially when we're wedged between "Sell in May" and "June tax loss selling".

From a seasonality perspective, May 22 is Day 142, which corresponds to more chop, at least through to July.

XJO Seasonality
ASX 200 historic performance based on data from June 1992 to March 2023 (Source: Market Index)

The ASX 200 tends to be negative in these four months of the year, with monthly seasonal returns (based on data from June 1992 to March 2023) of:

  • March -0.01%

  • May -0.58%

  • June -0.68%

  • September -1.20%

Interesting news and movers

Trading higher

  • +29.5% Gentrack (GTK) – Earnings

  • +15.0% Bigtincan (BTH) – Potential takeover offer

  • +8.5% Brainchip (BRN) – Continuation rally, up 12% in previous three

  • +6.6% Hastings Tech (HAS) – Continuation rally, up 13% in previous three

  • +3.4% St Barbara (SBM) – Silver Lake revises bid

  • +0.8% New Hope Corp (NHC) – Earnings

Trading lower

  • -16.6% Tyro Payments (TYR) – Takeover bid withdrawn

  • -14.3% Incannex Healthcare (IHL) – Pullback after up 40% in previous three

  • -10.8% Galan Lithium (GLN) – Trading update

  • -4.5% Genesis Minerals (GMD) – Silver Lake revises bid

  • -4.4% Zip (ZIP) – BNPL to be regulated

  • -2.2% Sezzle (SZL) – BNPL to be regulated

  • -2.1% Fisher & Paykel (FPH) – Downgraded by Macquarie

  • -1.3% City Chic (CCX) – Trading update

  • Discretionary sector move: Accent Group (-5.8%), Super Retail Group (-3.9%), Premier Investments (-2.4%)

Broker notes

Morgan Stanley notes:

Austral (ASB): Outperform with $2.60 target price

  • “ASB awarded a ~US$114m incentive (firm target) and firm-fixed-price contract for detail design of the T-AGOS 25 Class for the US Navy.”

  • “ASB’s strategy of diversifying its earnings streams continues to pay dividends and increases visibility into its achieving a successful transition as the LCS program winds down.”

Core Lithium (CXO): Outperform with $1.30 target price

  • “CXO has announced the approval of early works at the BP33 development; project FID is scheduled in 1QCY24.”

  • “We note the pre-FID funding of A$45-50m is 125%-150% higher than the prior guidance of A$20m.”

  • “We note that BP33 accounts for ~40% of CXO’s total contained Li2O in reserves and is the sole ore source from FY28-FY33 in our development scenario for Finniss.”

  • “CXO is trading on free cash flow yields of 9% for FY24e and 30% for FY25e and FY26e.”

Metcash (MTS): Downgrade to Neutral with $3.90 target price

  • “Customers are reverting to pre-Covid habits and seeking value, which is seeing Aldi gain share at the expense of smaller IGAs.”

  • “business. Some of these consumer habits have begun to reverse as we come out of Covid and cost of living pressures build. With the current macroeconomic backdrop, we continue to prefer staples.”

  • “We note downside risks to our call include inflation easing, or consumer spending remaining resilient. The upside risk to our call include the further tightening of interest rates.”

ResMed (RMD): Outperform with $38.00 target price

  • “Our analysis highlights potential for improved industry device volume growth from 2023, with sizeable market share opportunities for RMD.”

  • “We remain positive on the medium-to-longer-term outlook for RMD, underpinned by an expectation for increased new patient set-ups (delayed diagnosis due to COVID-19, increased OSA awareness).”


Top Gainers

Code Company Last % Chg
WC8 Wildcat Resources... $0.078 +34.48%
WSR Westar Resources Ltd $0.05 +33.33%
ZAG Zuleika Gold Ltd $0.018 +28.57%
GTK Gentrack Group Ltd $4.09 +27.81%
DC2 DC Two Ltd $0.023 +27.78%
View all top gainers

Top Fallers

Code Company Last % Chg
WNR Wingara AG Ltd $0.045 -23.73%
AAP Australian Agricu... $0.011 -21.43%
8VI 8VI Holdings Ltd $0.41 -21.15%
FFF Forbidden Foods Ltd $0.025 -19.36%
Z2U ZOOM2U Technologi... $0.06 -18.92%
View all top fallers

52 Week Highs

Code Company Last % Chg
WC8 Wildcat Resources... $0.078 +34.48%
GTK Gentrack Group Ltd $4.09 +27.81%
KNG Kingsland Mineral... $0.335 +15.52%
AHC Austco Healthcare... $0.13 +13.04%
EBR EBR Systems Inc $1.00 +10.50%
View all 52 week highs

52 Week Lows

Code Company Last % Chg
WNR Wingara AG Ltd $0.045 -23.73%
AAP Australian Agricu... $0.011 -21.43%
8VI 8VI Holdings Ltd $0.41 -21.15%
Z2U ZOOM2U Technologi... $0.06 -18.92%
OPL Opyl Ltd $0.021 -16.00%
View all 52 week lows

Near Highs

Code Company Last % Chg
WTC Wisetech Global Ltd $72.565 +1.92%
NDIA Global X India Ni... $61.27 +0.61%
KGN Ltd $4.38 -3.52%
USD Betashares U.S. D... $14.80 -0.20%
CSL CSL Ltd $307.39 +0.97%
View all near highs

Relative Strength Index (RSI) Oversold

Code Company Last % Chg
CYL Catalyst Metals Ltd $0.80 +1.27%
CCR Credit Clear Ltd $0.205 0.00%
VUL Vulcan Energy Res... $4.21 -3.22%
AWC Alumina Ltd $1.415 +0.71%
AEE Aura Energy Ltd $0.18 0.00%
View all RSI oversold

Written By

Kerry Sun

Content Strategist

Kerry holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University. He is an avid swing trader, focused on technical set ups and breakouts. Outside of writing and trading, Kerry is a big UFC fan, loves poker and training Muay Thai. Connect via LinkedIn or email.

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