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9 shares you should have been watching on Thursday

The Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) share price had its turn in the spotlight today, rising 5.7% and making it one of the ASX 200’s top performing shares.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.2% to 5676 points
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.1% to 5714 points
  • AUD/USD at US 75.43 cents
  • Iron Ore at US$55.43 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin
  • Gold at US$1,284.20 an ounce
  • Brent oil at US$48.38 a barrel

Despite a poor start to today’s session, the local bourse managed to bounce back, recovering some of its recent declines.

Slater & Gordon Limited (ASX: SGH) was back in the news today after it announced another potential class action against it, with the claim based on allegations that the Company’s financial statements in each of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 financial years contained misleading representations. At this stage, no claim has been filed or served on the company.

The CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) share price rose strongly for the day, rising 3.1% to $135.32. The Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) share price also lifted 2.2% and Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS) jumped 2.5%.

Elsewhere, the gold miners didn’t perform quite so well. Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO) was one of the market’s worst performers, down 4.8%. Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) also declined 3.5% and Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) was down 2.4%.

The Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) share price also slipped 3.4% for the day.

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