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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 8 shares you missed

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 1.16% to 5,909.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 1.16% to 6,008.70
  • AUD/USD at US 79.3 cents
  • Gold at US$1,354.49 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$65.06 a barrel

The ASX indices have risen strongly today, with the All Ordinaries growing to above 6,000 again.

A lot of companies have reported today, here’s how the market reacted to some of them.

The biggest gain today came from media company HT&E Ltd (ASX: HT1), its report was clearly better than expected with the share price growing 13.14%.

On the red side IPH Limited’s (ASX: IPH) share price was smashed almost 20% after the company reported profit was down.

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) dropped 5.41% today after the company announced its report and a special dividend.

Private hospital operator Healthscope Ltd (ASX: HSO) dropped 4.81% today after investors felt a bit sick after seeing further profit decline.

Nextdc Ltd (ASX: NXT) fell by 3.38% after it was announced that its landlord had found a buyer for the data centres.

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX: DMP) dropped a further 7.53% today after investors were not impressed with what the company served up in yesterday’s report.

The Origin Energy Ltd (ASX: ORG) share price climbed 6.86% to $8.88 after it released its energetic profit report.

Gold miner Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) was the biggest beneficiary today of the rising gold price, the share price went up 7.91%.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of HEALTHSCPE DEF SET. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended IPH Ltd. 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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