At lunch on Wednesday, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) hasn’t let weakness on Wall Street from stopping it from storming higher. The benchmark index is currently up 0.7% to 7,118.3 points.
Here’s what is happening on the market today:
ANZ half year results
The Australia and New Zealand Banking GrpLtd (ASX: ANZ) share price is trading lower on Wednesday following the release of its half year results. For the six months ended 31 March, ANZ reported a statutory profit after tax of $2,943 million and cash earnings from continuing operations of $2,990 million. This was up 45% and 28%, respectively, on the second half of FY 2020. This allowed the bank to declare a fully franked interim dividend of 70 cents per share.