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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 8 shares you missed

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) finished lower on Thursday.

Here’s a quick recap of global markets:

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

Here are today’s key stats:

  • ASX 200: down 0.3%
  • All Ordinaries: down 0.9%
  • Australian dollar (A$) (AUDUSD): 74.08 cents
  • Gold price: down 1.5%
  • Copper: down 1.9%
  • WTI Crude Oil: down 1.2%

With the broader market selloff, shares of National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX: NAB) could only stay in positive territory for a few minutes after the market’s open, following the release of its half-year report this morning.

Also weighing on the market were shares of Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG), falling almost 5% as iron ore prices sunk.

Fellow mining giants Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) and South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) also lost their shine.

Meanwhile, health business Mesoblast Limited (ASX: MSB) plummeted 14% today. Despite the fall, however, Mesoblast shares have risen 72% higher over the past three months.

At the other end of the market, Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) shares rose 8% following another promising market update. Corporate Travel shares are up an incredible 1,200% since 2011. Shares of rival Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) rose 5.8%.

Finally, Fairfax Media Limited (ASX: FXJ) shares rose 1.4% despite more profit growth concerns and an ongoing employee strike.

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Motley Fool Contributor Owen Raszkiewicz does not have a financial interest in any company mentioned. Owen welcomes and encourages your feedback. You can follow him on Twitter @OwenRask.

The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of Flight Centre Travel Group Limited and National Australia Bank Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Corporate Travel Management Limited and Vocus Communications Limited. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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