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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 short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.15% to 6,070.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.15% to 6,175.30
  • AUD/USD at US 78.2 cents
  • Gold at US$1,318.20 an ounce
  • Oil at US$60.30 a barrel

One of the biggest movers of the day was Pushpay Holdings Ltd (ASX: PPH) which finished the day up by 4.74% because of a positive trading update. The company achieved its annual committed revenue target of US$100 million ahead of schedule.

The biggest rise in the ASX200 belonged to copper-gold producer Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR) which rose by 3.69%. Copper has gone on a good run since the start of December and gold is also steadily rising.

In-fact, today was a great day for other commodity-related businesses with Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO), Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC), Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) and Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA) which were all up more than 3%.

The biggest fall in the ASX200 belonged to the shares of CYBG PLC CDI 1:1 (ASX: CYB) which fell by 2.41% today.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of PUSHPAY FPO NZX. 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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