The following were among the most active shares in the market today. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names.
Mining stocks: The London Metal Exchange Index of prices for six metals, including copper and aluminum, fell 0.2 percent on Nov. 4.
BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) , the world’s No. 1 mining company, fell 0.7 percent to A$37.70. Rio Tinto Group (RIO AU), the second-largest global miner by sales, slipped 1.7 percent to A$68.80.
Computershare (CPU AU), the world’s biggest share registrar, surged 16 percent to A$8.44 after receiving U.S. regulator clearance to buy Bank of New York Mellon Corp.’s Shareowner Services business.
Orica Ltd. (ORI) advanced 4.6 percent to A$25.41. The explosives and chemicals producer reported full-year net income of A$642.3 million, beating analyst estimates of A$621 million.
Resolute Mining Ltd. (RSG) gained 6.2 percent as gold for immediate delivery advanced as much as 1 percent to $1,770.90 an ounce, the highest level since Sept. 22.
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. (FMG) , Australia’s third- biggest iron ore producer, declined 3.9 percent to A$4.88. Atlas Iron Ltd. (AGO) fell 3.7 percent A$3.09 as concerns about iron ore demand from China persist.
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