ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 10 shares you missed

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

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.48% to 6,067.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.48% to 6,176.20
  • AUD/USD at US 78.7 cents
  • Gold at US$1,317.52 an ounce
  • Oil at US$63.60 a barrel

The best performance in the ASX200 today came from JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) which rose by 4.44%. The gain was because Morgan Stanley posted a positive note and put the retailer as overweight because it expects a stronger-than-expected half-year result.

The Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) share price finished the day 7.63% up after posting an impressive increase to its annualised contract value total.

Another strong performance today was from Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL) which rose 3.42%, it was likely due to the Australian Bureau of Statistics reporting retail growth was much stronger than expected at 1.2%.

The other two top-performing shares in the ASX200 were Retail Food Group Limited (ASX: RFG) and Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT), both of which rose by more than 3% today.

Adairs Ltd’s (ASX: ADH) share price was another beneficiary of a broker note today, with Goldman Sachs issuing a positive note. The share price was up by 4.76% today.

Creso Pharma Ltd (ASX: CPH) finished the day up 2.4% after announcing that it would be launching a beer which contains a cannabis-derived terpene.

The Auscann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: AC8) share price finished the day 4.63% down, which is likely from profit-taking after a huge rise over the last week or so.

Another large fall belonged to CarSales.Com Ltd (ASX: CAR), which fell by 4.92% because of a Credit Suisse broker’s note due to its high valuation.

Finally, Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) fell by 5.39% on no news, which means it was likely profit-takers from the strong share price run since September.

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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 and has recommended Blackmores Limited, Flight Centre Travel Group Limited, Nearmap Ltd., and Retail Food Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Super Retail Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended 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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