Why Ansell, EML, Suncorp, and Whitehaven Coal shares are charging higher

A man wearing glasses and a white t-shirt pumps his fists in the air looking excited and happy about the rising OBX share price

A man wearing glasses and a white t-shirt pumps his fists in the air looking excited and happy about the rising OBX share price

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has started the week strongly. In afternoon trade, the benchmark index is up 0.85% to 6,662.2 points.

Four ASX shares that are climbing more than most today are listed below. Here’s why they are charging higher:

Ansell Limited (ASX: ANN)

The Ansell share price is up 3% to $24.74. This morning the health and safety products company announced its plans to be net zero by 2040. In addition, the company’s shares were upgraded by Macquarie to outperform with a $27.85 price target. While the broker acknowledges that its earnings are under pressure due to softening COVID-related demand, it appears to believe Ansell’s shares have been oversold this year.

EML Payments Ltd (ASX: EML)

The EML Payments share price is up 5% to $1.07. This morning this embattled payments company revealed that it received takeover interest last month. And while these talks have now ended without a deal being reached, investors appear to believe that this may not be the end of the matter.

Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX: SUN)

The Suncorp share price is up over 5% to $11.73. Investors have responded positively to news that Suncorp is selling its banking operations to Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ASX: ANZ) for $4.9 billion. Suncorp advised that it expects to return the majority of the proceeds from the sale to shareholders.

Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)

The Whitehaven Coal share price is up 5% to $5.89. The catalyst for this was the coal miner releasing its fourth quarter update today. That update reveals that Whitehaven Coal achieved a record average coal price of A$514 per tonne for the three months. As a result of these strong prices, the company expects to report FY 2022 EBITDA of approximately $3 billion. This is up materially from $0.2 billion in FY 2021.

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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 positions in and has recommended EML Payments. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended EML Payments. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Ansell Ltd. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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