Why Blackmores, Flight Centre, Kuniko, & Qantas shares are soaring today

These ASX shares are performing strongly today…
The post Why Blackmores, Flight Centre, Kuniko, & Qantas shares are soaring today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

In afternoon trade, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is on course to record a disappointing decline. At the time of writing, the benchmark index is down 0.7% to 7,481.6 points.

Four ASX shares that are not letting that hold them back are listed below. Here’s why they are soaring:

Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL)

The Blackmores share price has jumped 11% to $88.68. This follows the release of the health supplements company’s full year results. For the 12 months ended 30 June, Blackmores reported a 1.3% increase in revenue to $575.9 million and a 51.7% jump in underlying net profit after tax to $25.4 million.

Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT)

The Flight Centre share price is up 4% to $16.99. This morning the leading travel agent reported its FY 2021 results and revealed a 74.2% decline in total transaction value (TTV) to $3,945 million. This ultimately led to Flight Centre reporting an underlying loss after tax of $364 million. However, management stated its belief that it can reach profitability in FY 2022. This appears to have boosted its shares.

Kuniko Ltd (ASX: KNI)

The Kuniko share price is rocketing 230% higher to $2.55. At one stage today, the battery metals explorer’s shares were up as much as 350% amid excitement around its exploration activities in Norway. Kuniko shares were spun out of Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd (ASX: VUL) earlier this week and began trading at just 20 cents.

Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN)

The Qantas share price has risen 3.5% to $5.04. This is despite announcing a $2.35 billion pre-tax loss this morning. However, news that the airline is getting ready for international flights to resume before Christmas appears to have offset this and given the Qantas share price a boost today. This is based on the theory that Australia’s international borders will be cracked open when 80% of eligible Australians are vaccinated against COVID-19.

The post Why Blackmores, Flight Centre, Kuniko, & Qantas shares are soaring today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Wondering where you should invest $1,000 right now?

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for more than eight years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes could be the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at near dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they could be great buys right now.

*Returns as of August 16th 2021

More reading

Which ASX shares are leading the ASX 300 today?

Qantas (ASX:QAN) share price up amid plan to restart international travel
Why the Kuniko (ASX:KNI) share price is rocketing 96% higher today
Flight Centre (ASX:FLT) share price lifts 4% as investors look to vaccinated future
ASX 200 midday update: A2 Milk and Appen sink, Flight Centre rises

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

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;

To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.

An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;

Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;

Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!