S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) (ASX:XJO) doesn't have much of a lead from the US markets heading into today after the S&P 500 Index closed up 0.15% to 2,779.7.
Financial reports from nearly 30 high-profile ASX companies are expected to be released today including the ASX's second largest company BHP Group Ltd (ASX:BHP) which released its report yesterday after-market.
Two other top-20 ASX companies being judged today by investors on their December half performance are Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX:WOW) and REIT shopping centre manager Scentre Group (ASX:SCG).
A2M, CTD, DMP, SHL, MMS, WTC, LOV tipped to be volatile
A number of mid-cap stocks are going under the magnifying glass today and are expected to be volatile.
Health supplements brand Blackmores was crucified by investors for not meeting growth expectations finishing yesterday down 24.8% to $92.86.
Alternatively, software designer Altium surpassed investor expectations and finished yesterday up 20.3% to $32.56.
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