ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Monday: 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 Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.71% to 6,042.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.67% to 6,146.10
  • AUD/USD at US 78.6 cents
  • Gold at US$1,340.10 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$67.49 a barrel

The market rose again today, adding to last week’s gains.

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

The biggest gain in the ASX200 today of 6.76% belonged to Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX: RWC) after it delivered earnings per share growth of 19% in its report.

Another top performer today was Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC), the TV broadcaster’s shares rose by 6.28% after delivering an impressive and surprising report last week of 55% profit growth.

Lithium miner Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) was another big gainer in the ASX200, it grew 6.1% today after reporting last week.

G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) fell by nearly 8% today after its profit disappointed investors.

Another share to fall today was Retail Food Group Limited (ASX: RFG), it dropped 1.8% today even though it hasn’t reported yet.

QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE) reported a large $1.2 billion loss and it plans to sell its South American division, so the share price fell by 3.26% after investors had had enough of the insurer.

Veterinary business National Veterinary Care Ltd’s (ASX: NVL) share price fell by 9.72% today after it disappointed investors with its report.

iSentia Group Ltd (ASX: ISD) reported another set of disappointing figures and the share price fell by 9.92% in response.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of NATVETCARE FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Retail Food Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of NATVETCARE FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended G8 Education Limited and iSentia Group 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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