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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 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 Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.30% to 6,088.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.32% to 6,189.40
  • AUD/USD at US 77.9 cents
  • Gold at US$1,289.70 an ounce
  • Oil at US$59.63 a barrel

One of the biggest movers of the day was Greencross Limited (ASX: GXL) which rose by 4.5%. With no news coming out of the company, it appears that today’s rise is just investors wanting a piece of the pet industry.

Speedcast international Limited (ASX: SDA) and Breville Group Ltd (ASX: BRG) are two more shares to rise by around 4% and 3.7% respectively on no news.

Day traders and suffering shareholders appear to have wanted to sell out of Retail Food Group Limited (ASX: RFG) with the share price falling by 6.4% to $2.34.

Most of the pot stocks had a good day with Auscann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: AC8) up by 13.2%, Cann Group Ltd (ASX: CAN) up by 5.16% and Hydroponics Company Ltd (ASX: THC) up by a staggering 15%.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Greencross Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Greencross Limited and Retail Food Group Limited. 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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