Sharesight20 top 20 trades on NZX – May 2021


Welcome to the May 2021 edition of the Sharesight20NZX monthly trading snapshot, where we look at the top 20 trades on the NZX made by Sharesight users during the month.

In this Sharesight20NZX snapshot, buy and sell trades were led by a2 Milk (NZX: ATM), which has seen its share price decline throughout May due to lagging Chinese sales. Other top trades this month include the Smartshares NZ Top 50 (NZX: FNZ) and US 500 (NZX: USF) ETFs. It was an ETF-heavy month overall, with almost half of the top 20 trades belonging to ETFs.

Sharesight20 top 20 NZX trades May 2021

Let’s look at the news behind the key stocks in this month’s snapshot:

a2 Milk (NZX: ATM)

  • a2 share price plummets following fourth consecutive earnings downgrade

  • a2 forced to dump NZ$96m of expired infant formula due to reduced Chinese demand

  • Asia-Pacific lead Peter Nathan resigns from a2

Infratil (NZX: IFT)

  • Infratil buys majority stake in Pacific Radiology Group

  • Share price jumps on acquisition news

  • Infratil attributes lower earnings outlook to expansion of data centre business

Ryman Healthcare (NZX: RYM)

  • Ryman CEO Gordon MacLeod announces resignation

  • Ryman announces higher profits and an increased dividend

  • Continues expansion plans with acquisitions in AU & NZ

Air New Zealand (NZX: AIR)

  • Trans-Tasman travel bubble not so lucrative for Air NZ

  • Air NZ CEO trials new vaccine passport system

  • Air NZ appoints Paul McLean as new GM for Australia

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