9 shares you should have been watching on Monday

The ASX 200 rose today, courtesy of strength in all four big bank shares and a rising Medibank Private Ltd (ASX: MPL) share price. The Medibank Private share price gained 1.1% for the day.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.4% to 5724 points
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.3% to 5762 points
  • AUD/USD at US 76.07 cents
  • Iron Ore at US$62.80 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin
  • Gold at US$1,209.93 an ounce
  • Brent oil at US$46.88 a barrel

The Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) share price remained in a trading halt today, and is expected to resume trading tomorrow. The company announced on Friday that the canning facility that it recently acquired had had its CNCA licence suspended by Chinese regulatory authorities.

The Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) share price continued to rocket higher today, lifting another 3.2%, while QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE) and Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS) rose 2.8% and 2.6%, respectively.

The gold miners produced mixed results today after the gold price fell to less than US$1,210 an ounce. The Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) share price slipped 1.3%, but the Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) share price gained 1.3%.

Elsewhere in the resources space, the BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) share price slipped 0.3% and the South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) share price dropped 3.2%.

Here are Monday’s top stories:

  1. Here’s why the Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd share price is soaring
  2. Top broker names 3 healthcare shares to buy

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Motley Fool contributor Ryan Newman has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Flight Centre Travel Group 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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