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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 7 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 0.6%
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.6%
  • AUD/USD at US 77.82 cents
  • Gold at US$1,286 an ounce, up 0.9%
  • Oil at US$50.91 a barrel, up 2.7%

Amongst the best-performing shares during Wednesday’s session was Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB), the global supply chain and logistics business, which rose 2.6%.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Group Ltd (ASX: FPH) and Aristocrat Leisure Group (ASX: ALL) rose 2.2% and 2.6%, respectively. Shares of Fisher & Paykel and Aristocrat have risen an impressive 45% in 2017.

Further down the market, shares of vitamins business Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) continued their stellar run, rising 6.2%, despite no news. Meanwhile, Platinum Asset Management Limited (ASX: PTM) shares rose 5% following a bounce in the company’s Funds Under Management (FUM) in September.

At the other end of the ASX’s performance tables, shares of Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) fell 1.8%.

In the mid-cap space, Automotive Holdings Group Ltd (ASX: AHG) fell 3%.

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Motley Fool contributor Owen Raszkiewicz owns shares of Platinum Asset Management. 

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