By Oliver Gray
Investing.com - The S&P/ASX 200 was slightly higher in Wednesday’s midday deals, adding 20.70 points or 0.29% to 7,182.00 after declines of 1% in this previous session as local sentiment was boosted amid a fresh batch of corporate earnings results this morning.
ASX 200 Futures were pointing 0.42% higher.
Major reporting companies included Woolworths Ltd (ASX: WOW ), lifting 1.62% after reporting strong first half sales, while WisetTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC ) added 1.33% after upgrading its earnings guidance.
Ramelius Resources Ltd (ASX: RMS ) fell 6.45% after reporting that its revenue and profit fell in the half-year. St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM ) declined 3.8% after results showed that profits tumbled by two thirds.
Among sectors, Technology was the best performer, gaining 1.42% collectively. Appen Ltd (ASX: APX ) gained 5.16%, Novonix Ltd (ASX: NVX ) lifted 5.77%, Brainchip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN ) added 5.44%, Technology One Ltd (ASX: TNE ) lifted 2.11% and Nextdc Ltd (ASX: NXT ) gained 1.59%.
In new Zealand, the NZX 50 added 0.31% to 12,153.
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