S&P/ASX 200 finishes higher Monday: 8 shares you missed

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) ended higher on Monday with share price gains from Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC) and Aconex Ltd (ASX: ACX).

Here’s a quick recap of global markets:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): down 0.1%
  • DAX (Germany): up 0.2%
  • CAC 40 (France): down 0.4%
  • Dow Jones (USA): down 0.1%
  • NASDAQ (USA): down 0.1%

Here are today’s key stats:

  • ASX 200: up 0.3%
  • All Ordinaries (ASX: XAO) (Index: ^AXAO): up 0.3%
  • Australian dollar (A$) (AUDUSD): 75.61 cents
  • Gold price: up 0.2%
  • Copper: down 0.2%
  • WTI Crude Oil: down 2.1%
  • Iron ore: up 4.4% to $US68.22 a tonne, according to The Metal Bulletin

Amongst the worst-performing shares on the ASX today were Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) shares and BlueScope Steel Limited (ASX: BSL) shares following falls in the iron ore price.

The Village Roadshow Ltd (ASX: VRL) share price tumbled more than 8% lower after the leisure and entertainment business reported that its Gold Coast theme parks had been affected by the tragedy at Ardent Leisure Group’s (ASX: AAD) Dreamworld, as well as Cyclone Debbie.

At the other end of the market, Vocus Group, Aconex, Mobile Embrace Ltd (ASX: MBE), Tassal Group Limited (ASX: TGR) and Zelda Therapeutics Ltd (ASX: ZLD) shares were amongst the best performers.

Aconex shares have staged a strong comeback over the past month despite no company-specific news.

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