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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 7 shares you missed

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

Here’s a quick recap of global markets:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): up 0.6%
  • DAX (Germany): up 0.1%
  • CAC 40 (France): up 0.1%
  • Dow Jones (USA): down 0.2%
  • NASDAQ (USA): up 0.1%

Here are today’s key stats:

  • ASX 200: flat
  • All Ordinaries: flat
  • Australian dollar (A$) (AUDUSD): 73.53 cents
  • Gold price: down 0.2%
  • Copper: up 0.3%
  • WTI Crude Oil: up 2.4%

At the top of the ASX’s performance tables were shares of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. (ASX: DMP), which rallied around 4%, despite no company-specific news.

In the mid-cap space, the Graincorp Ltd (ASX: GNC) share price ended 8% in the green following the release of a promising half-year profit update. The agricultural business reported a 212% increase in underlying net profit.

Meanwhile, accounting software provider XERO FPO NZX (ASX: XRO) reported its full-year result to the market this morning, impressing long-term holders with a 43% increase in revenue. Read more here.

At the other end of the market, Telstra store operator Vita Group Limited (ASX: VTG) plunged a stomach-turning 30% following a trading update. The company said it is working with the telecommunications giant to establish terms of remuneration and deal, “with the challenges that lie ahead.”

Also amongst the worst-performing shares was Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR), following a third-quarter sales update; Quintis Ltd (ASX: QIN), which fell again following a trading update yesterday; and BT Investment Management Ltd (ASX: BTT), which headed lower after releasing its half-year results.

Here are today’s top stories:

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