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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 6 shares you missed

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

Here’s a quick recap of the Aussie market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.4%
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.4%
  • AUD/USD at US 78.84 cents
  • Gold at US$1,266 an ounce, up 0.1%
  • Oil at US$48.96 a barrel, down 0.9%

Lifting the ASX today were shares of Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU), the share registry business which connects shareholders to their companies.

Also dragging the ASX higher were shares of the major banks, following the release of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (ASX: CBA) financial report. CBA shares ended 0.6% higher.

Further down the market, Henderson Group plc (ASX: JHG) rallied 5.6% while OceanaGold Corporation (AS:X OGC) lifted 5.1%.

At the other end of the ASX’s performance tables, Origin Energy Ltd (ASX: ORG) closed 2% lower. Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) was the worst performer, ending 7.4% lower after its market update yesterday.

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