ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 10 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 0.75% to 5,876.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.87% to 5,981.50
  • AUD/USD at US 78.8 cents
  • Gold at US$1,340.80 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$67.35 a barrel

The ASX indices have recovered some of their losses yesterday, although they are still both below the 6,000 level.

The lithium miners led the recovery today, with Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) growing by 11.46% and Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) rising by 6.25%.

Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) was another top performer in the ASX200, its share price rose by 8.43%.

a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) also stormed higher, investors sent the price up by 5.15%.

Pot stocks smoked the ASX’s return today. Auscann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: AC8) went up by 25.5% and Hydroponics Company Ltd (ASX: THC) grew by 6.29%.

The Nick Scali Limited (ASX: NCK) share price declined by 1.15% after reporting its half-year report.

Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM) reported its FY17 result today and the share price rose up by 3.45%.

Janus Henderson Group (ASX: JHG) reported its result late last night, the share price was up slightly by 0.28%.

Finally, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) has flagged a $375 million penalty in its half-year report. The share price declined by 0.79%.

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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. 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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