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ALL ORDINARIES finishes flat Thursday: 7 shares you missed

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

Here’s a quick recap of the Aussie market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) flat
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) flat
  • AUD/USD at US 78.29 cents
  • Gold at US$1,277 an ounce, up 0.2%
  • Oil at US$49.90 a barrel, down 1%

On the positive side of the ledger, shares of Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) and BlueScope Steel Ltd (ASX: BSL) ended 3.2% and 2.9% higher, respectively. No material news was released by either company. However, analysts at Goldman Sachs recently raised their investment rating on Qantas shares.

Further down the market, Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) and a2 Milk Company Ltd (Australia) (ASX: A2M) rose 9.1% and 4.8%, respectively. Shares of both companies have been on a tear over the past three months, rising 77% and 79%, respectively.

On the other side of the ledger, shares of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd (ASX: BEN) and Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) continued their recent form, weighing on the market.

Further down, plumbing business Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited (ASX: WRC) fell 5.6%.

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