Stocks of the Hour: Woolworths, Metcash & Sims

Woolworths (ASX:WOW) has settled the class action made against the company in 2019 regarding payment shortfalls to salaried team members. On the basis that the proceedings are stopped, the supermarket giant has paid $370 million in remediation payments. Shares in Woolworths (ASX:WOW) are trading 0.8 per cent higher at $40.

Metcash (ASX:MTS) will welcome Doug Jones from Massmart Wholesale to take over Jeff Adams’ role as CEO. Jeff joined Metcash in 2017, and since then has been acknowledged for his strong work ethic towards the business. Doug will join Metcash in February next year. Shares in Metcash (ASX:MTS) are trading 1.1 per cent lower at $3.98.

Recycling company Sims (ASX:SGM) has appointed Victoria Binns as an independent non-executive director, following the retirement of Jim Thompson. Victoria is currently a non-executive director of Cooper Energy and Evolution Mining. Shares in Sims (ASX:SGM) are trading 2.4 per cent higher at $13.02.

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