8 shares you should have been watching on Thursday

The local share market ended today’s session flat following a mostly positive night for international equity markets.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) flat at 5689 points
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) flat at 5753 points
  • AUD/USD at US 79.89 cents
  • Iron Ore at US$78.39 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin
  • Gold at US$1,335.10 an ounce
  • Brent oil at US$54.14 a barrel

A number of companies hit new heights today, including WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC), South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) and Worleyparsons Limited (ASX: WOR). The trio rose 3.3%, 0.3% and 1%, respectively.

The Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) produced a strong return as well, lifting 2.8% after Credit Suisse increased its price target on the shares.

Sky Network Television Ltd (ASX: SKT) also jumped 4.6%, while Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) rose 4.9%.

Ardent Leisure Group (ASX: AAD) finished the session at the other end of the market, dropping 2.7%. ASX Limited (ASX: ASX) also had a day to forget, shedding 2.3%.

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Motley Fool contributor Ryan Newman owns shares of WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of ASX Limited, Telstra Limited, and WiseTech Global. 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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