ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 8 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.01% to 5,940.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.03% to 6,045.60
  • AUD/USD at US 79.3 cents
  • Gold at US$1,340.28 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$65.49 a barrel

It’s very rare for the ASX200 to finish down but the All Ordinaries finishes up. Essentially, the market was flat today.

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

The best reaction today in the ASX200 was to Altium Limited’s (ASX: ALU) report late yesterday afternoon, with earnings per share growing by 50%. The share price rose by 26.71% in response.

The market also really liked Seven West Media Ltd’s (ASX: SWM) report, the share price made for good viewing as it rose by 18.6% today.

However, the Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL) share price just became a bit closer to the bargain bucket with it dropping 14.5% after investors got a look at its report.

Telecommunications infrastructure business Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC) fell by 10.45% today after its report wasn’t well received by shareholders.

Pet giant Greencross Limited (ASX: GXL) reported a decent set of figures in its report today, but investors weren’t impressed and sent the share price down 3.74%.

The Virtus Health Ltd (ASX: VRT) share price grew by 5.31% today after the IVF provider revealed a healthy set of numbers.

The GWA Group Ltd (ASX: GWA) share price grew a further 9.9% in response to its report yesterday.

Finally, the Bapcor Ltd (ASX: BAP) share price dropped by 1.23% even though it increased its profit by 72% in the half-year report.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium, Bapcor, and Greencross Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Bapcor, Greencross Limited, and Vocus Communications Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Altium and Super Retail Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Virtus Health 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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