South32 shares bounce higher

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Shares in BHP spinoff South32 have bounced back strongly after a weak opening Monday.

Both companies were marked down by investors yesterday, with BHP closing down 7.26% at $30.13 and South32 ending the day at $2.05, at the lower end of estimates.

Their combined share price was 31 cents short of BHP’s Friday close.

However, today South32 was up more than 11% to $2.28, near Monday’s highs. BHP was trading below $30 a share, down more than 1% at $29.79.

Investors followed two brokers which rated South32 a buy.

South32’s asset portfolio is spread across five countries and includes alumina, aluminium, coal, nickel, manganese, silver, lead and zinc.

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