ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Wednesday: 9 shares you missed

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

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.54% to 6,015.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.51% to 6,134.30
  • AUD/USD at US 79.5 cents
  • Gold at US$1,335.66 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$69.02 a barrel

The ASX indices have had another negative day today and are drifting back towards 6,000.

Today, the biggest rise in the ASX200 came from Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX: SRX), it went up 14.19% due to its positive trading update.

The other two big gains in the ASX200 were WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) and a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) which grew by 4.06% and 2.63% respectively.

Resource companies have been the biggest detractors from the ASX200. Lithium miners Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) and Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) went down by 3.99% and 5.16%. Meanwhile, Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) fell by 5.16% and Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC).

Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) built on its good news with the share price growing by 2.36% today.

Finally, pot stock Creso Pharma Ltd (ASX: CPH) grew by 2.33% on news that it’s expanding into the UK.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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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 A2 Milk, AFTERPAY T FPO, and WiseTech Global. 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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