A choppy day for the local bourse, which saw the ASX 200 come home with a wet sail to finish up 0.01%

A choppy day for the local bourse, which saw the ASX 200 come home with a wet sail to finish up 0.01%. Healthcare led the gains thanks to the sector's biggest component stock, CSL, lifting 2.8% on strong results. Top stock of the day was Treasury Wine Estates, which reported a heavy drop in profits yesterday but signalled a strong recovery ahead, prompting a double upgrade from JP Morgan today - from underweight to overweight. Meanwhile, the REITs sector dipped 1.8%, driven by falls in GPT and Charter Hall. Our top three VODs today are:

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