Which ASX 300 shares are the biggest winners and losers on Thursday?

The ASX 300 is starting the month in red…
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The S&P/ASX 300 Index (ASX: XKO) is continuing its run into negative territory today following the wrap-up of earnings season.

At the time of writing, the ASX 300 is down 0.71% to 7,475 points. This means the index has almost erased its August gains, sitting relatively flat for the last month.

Let’s take a look at which ASX companies are leading the charge today.

Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN)

The Paladin share price is again topping the charts, surging another 10.17% to a multi-year high of 65 cents.

The uranium producer has not released any market-sensitive news since its full-year results last Friday. However, in the annual report, the company did highlight progress on the Langer Heinrich Mine.

It appears investors are valuing Paladin shares at a bargain considering they have lifted by more than 30% in the past week.

Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN)

Another big mover on the ASX 300 is the Coronado share price, up 6.59% to $1.172.

The coal miner also hasn’t reported anything new since its half-year results in mid-August. However, the spot price of coal has picked up steam since August 20, reaching a new record high of US$174.60 per tonne.

No doubt, this will translate into bumper profits for the company’s second half of FY21.

Dicker Data Ltd (ASX: DDR)

The Dicker Data share price is pushing 4.7% higher to $14.03 following director purchases over the last few days.

This comes after investors were initially spooked by the IT distributor’s chair and CEO David Dicker selling his shares. However, the share price weakness has presented a buying opportunity for some board members.

Dicker Data shares reached a record high of $16.60 last Thursday after reporting its FY21 interim results.

And the biggest fallers?

BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP)

The worst performer on the ASX 300 today is the BHP share price, down 6.84% to $41.95.

While no market-sensitive news has been released by the company, the share price fall can be attributed to BHP going ex-dividend today.

The board declared a fully franked final dividend of US$2.00 per share, which will land in shareholder accounts on 21 September.

United Malt Group Ltd (ASX: UMG)

Lastly, United Malt shares also crashed on Thursday, declining 6.48% to $4.115.

The commercial maltster released its full-year scorecard to the market late yesterday afternoon, recording significant one-off expenses. This weighed down the overall result along with recent COVID-19 restrictions affecting consumption in Asia and Australia.

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Motley Fool contributor Aaron Teboneras has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended Dicker Data Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Dicker Data Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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