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Market wraps 20th October 2021

Morning Bell - Jessica Amir

US stocks travelled higher overnight, boosted by stronger than expected earnings.

This morning, the Aussie share market is set to open higher, with the futures suggesting a rise of 0.7%.

What to watch today:

  • In company news, Atlas Arteria (ASX:ALX) reported a 9.7% jump in toll revenue in the quarter, as traffic is picking up.
  • Gold stocks to watch include Evolution Mining (ASX:EVN) which reported higher than expected production in the quarter and OZ Minerals (ASX:OZL) which announced copper production is tracking in line with guidance, while it expected gold production to increase. The copper price is also trading at a record all-time high.
  • Flight Centre (ASX:FLT) is set to hold its AGM today.
  • The oil price hit a new 7-year high overnight at US$83, after rising 0.7% overnight and 30% in two months. Watch Australis Oil & Gas (ASX:ATS) and Global Energy Ventures (ASX:GEV). Also watch this week’s best performing energy stocks, including Beach Energy (ASX:BPT) which is up 3.5% and Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC) which is up approximately 2%.

Trading Ideas:

  • The owner of Autobarn, Midas and Burson Autoparts, Bapcor (ASX:BAP) was reiterated as a Citi BUY stock with an increased 12-month target price of $8.75, implying 14% share price growth from yesterday’s close.
  • Bullish charting signals have been seen in Imugene (ASX:IMU), Lake Resources (ASX:LKE) and Nearmap (ASX:NEA), according to Trading Central.