5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday

Australia and New Zealand Banking GrpLtd (ASX:ANZ) and St Barbara Ltd (ASX:SBM) shares will be on watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday…
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On Tuesday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was out of form and tumbled lower. The benchmark index fell 0.45% to 6,631.3 points.

Will the market be able to bounce back from this on Wednesday? Here are five things to watch:

ASX 200 to rebound.

It looks set to be a better day of trade for the Australian share market on Wednesday. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is poised to open the day 35 points or 0.5% higher this morning. This follows a solid night on Wall Street, which in late trade sees the Dow Jones up 1.1%, the S&P 500 up 1.2%, and the Nasdaq up 0.9%. Renewed stimulus hopes drove shares higher.

ANZ annual general meeting.

The Australia and New Zealand Banking GrpLtd (ASX: ANZ) share price will be on watch today when it holds its annual general meeting. The banking giant could provide investors with an update on current trading and its COVID-19 loan deferrals.

Oil prices push higher.

Energy producers including Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) and Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) could have a solid day after oil prices rose again. According to Bloomberg, the WTI crude oil price is up 1% to US$47.45 a barrel and the Brent crude oil price has climbed 0.65% to US$50.61 a barrel. Vaccine optimism Is helping drive oil prices higher.

Gold price rebounds.

Gold miners such as Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) and Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) could be on the rise today after the gold price rebounded. According to CNBC, the spot gold price has jumped 1.3% to US$1,855.80 an ounce. Renewed COVID stimulus hopes was behind the rebound.

St Barbara given conviction buy rating.

The St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) share price could be going a lot higher from here according to one leading broker. A note out of Goldman Sachs reveals that its analysts have a conviction buy rating and $4.10 price target on its shares. This compares to the current St Barbara share price of $2.45. The broker notes that St Barbara’s shares are trading at a significant discount to its gold peers.

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