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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 0.12% to 5,950.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.03% to 6,057.70
  • AUD/USD at US 78 cents
  • Gold at US$1,321.84 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$64.93 a barrel

The market rose slightly today, adding to the gains this week.

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

The biggest gain today came from Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC), the share price made for good viewing for shareholders as it rose by 16.22% in response to its report.

Webjet Limited’s (ASX: WEB) share price flew higher by 16.04% in response to its very encouraging result.

The Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) share price soared 10.37% higher after posting yet another impressive profit jump.

A strong report drove the ARB Corporation Limited (ASX: ARB) share price higher by 9.89% today.

Nothing seems to be able to stop the a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) share price, it rose by 7.08% today after reporting earlier in the week.

Things weren’t so good for Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) as it fell by 14.73% today, investors were expecting more from the result.

Another share to fall in response to its report was Iress Ltd (ASX: IRE), it dropped by 5.35%.

Finally, Beacon Lighting Group Ltd (ASX: BLX) finished the day up 6.8% after it shone with a bright report.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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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 and Flight Centre Travel Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of A2 Milk. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended ARB Limited, IRESS Limited, and Webjet 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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