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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 7 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Tuesday.

Here’s a quick recap of global markets:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): down 0.21%
  • DAX (Germany): down 0.98%
  • Dow Jones (USA): down 0.17%
  • NASDAQ (USA): down 0.52%

Here’s a quick recap of the Aussie market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 1.7%
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 1.5%
  • AUD/USD at US 75.53 cents
  • Gold at US$1,267 an ounce, down 0.3%
  • Brent oil at US$46.21 a barrel, up 0.3%

Amongst the companies powering the market higher, BlueScope Steel Limited (ASX: CSL) shares surged 5%, followed by Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) up almost 4%. BlueScope released an investor presentation today, revealing stronger market conditions in the current half compared to the same period last year.

Also leading the market’s charge upwards were shares of Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN), which rose more than 13% following a positive analyst report.

At the other end of the market, WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) and Infratil Ltd. (ASX: IFT) fell more than 5% despite no release of material news.

Amongst the ASX’s blue chips, shares of Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) and Auckland International Airport Limited (ASX: AIA) ended lower.

Here are today’s top stories:

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