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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 10 shares you missed

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Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.05% to 5,943.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.03% to 6,047.30
  • AUD/USD at US 78.5 cents
  • Gold at US$1,326.97 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$65.49 a barrel

The market was essentially flat, but it was good to see a slight rise.

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 a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M), the dairy company’s share price climbed a whopping 29.7% today after another impressive result.

Another storming performance came from the Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) share price after the market reacted to its report, it finished up by 13.76%.

The Seven Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: SVW) share price also made for good viewing after it rose by 11.58% in response to today’s report.

Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd (ASX: CWY) mopped up a lot of profit growth today, with earnings per share (EPS) growing by 58.8%. The share price rose by 8.57% in response.

Worleyparsons Limited (ASX: WOR) also impressed the market with its report, the share price rose by 7%.

In the smaller capitalisation world, Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) grew underlying net profit after tax by 86%, leading to the share price growing by 25.83% today.

The share price of Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF) grew by 4.48% after investors picked through the mixed result.

However, there were also some negative reactions today. Beauty company BWX Limited (ASX: BWX) fell by an ugly 31.4% today after growth wasn’t as good as expected in its report.

The WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) share price plunged by 23% after its profit growth in the report wasn’t enough to uphold the valuation.

Finally, the Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC) share price lost connection with shareholder’s confidence after a disappointing report, it fell by a further 6.23% today.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of BWX Limited and RURALFUNDS STAPLED. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended BWX Limited, Corporate Travel Management Limited, RURALFUNDS STAPLED, and Vocus Communications Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of A2 Milk, Appen Ltd, 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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