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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 8 shares you missed

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

Here’s a quick recap of the Aussie market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.2%
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.2%
  • AUD/USD at US 78.25 cents
  • Gold at US$1,280 an ounce, down 0.7%
  • Oil at US$51.84 a barrel, up 0.6%

Amongst the best-performing shares during Monday’s session were Ramsay Healthcare Limited (ASX: RHC), the private hospital operator, which rose 2%. a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) continued its rise, increasing 1.7%.

Today’s increase takes a2 Milk’s 2017 share price rise to over 255%.

Further down the market and fellow infant formula business Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) rose 3.5%, while shares of publishing and property business Fairfax Media Limited (ASX: FXJ) rose 3.3%.

On the other side of the ledger, shares of telco company Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC) fell 0.4% following a presentation by management. The company has made the decision to sell some of its key assets, such as its New Zealand-based businesses and its data centres.

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) shares fell 2.5% despite no news. Meanwhile the Reliance Worldwide (ASX: RWC) share price fell 3.7% and ARB Corporation Limited (ASX: ARB) fell 2.4%.

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