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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 9 shares you missed

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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 0.24% to 5,890.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.23% to 5,995.20
  • AUD/USD at US 78.1 cents
  • Gold at US$1,335.14 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$67.39 a barrel

The ASX indices have recovered a little more from their fall a couple of days ago, with the All Ordinaries nearly above 6,000 again.

AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) was one of the biggest movers today. The wealth management business released its report, the share price reacted by growing 3.58% today.

National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB) revealed its quarterly result of $1.65 billion in cash profit today. The bank’s share price rose by 2.34%.

Betting giant Tabcorp Holdings Limited (ASX: TAH) was another to release its report today, the share price dropped by 6.85% as punters weren’t happy with the company’s result.

Paragon Care Ltd (ASX: PGC) is currently in a trading halt, but announced it would be carrying out an equity raising to fund its recent acquisitions and also revealed its half-year result.

Lithium miners Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) and Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) gave up some of their gains yesterday with profit taking, they declined 3.12% and 3.53% respectively.

The Seven West Media Ltd (ASX: SWM) share price made for good viewing for shareholders today, it rose by 7%, although it is still heavily down compared to its share price a month ago, six months ago and so on.

Investors were expecting more from AGL Energy Ltd (ASX: AGL) with its report, its share price declined by 2.05% today after reporting impressive profit growth.

Finally, the Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) share price rose by 6.53% today on no news, investors must be expecting a positive result from its report.

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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. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of National Australia Bank Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Paragon Care 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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