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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.24% to 6,056.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.21% to 6,159.30
  • AUD/USD at US 78.6 cents
  • Gold at US$1,332.87 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$67.99 a barrel

The market rose again today, stretching the gap to the 6,000 level.

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 9.95% came from food producer Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC), its shares rose in response to a profit upgrade.

The Caltex Australia Limited (ASX: CTX) report drove the share price 4% higher today after 19% revenue growth fuelled a pleasing result.

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) declined by 6.81% after communicating its report to shareholders, even though revenue more than doubled.

Small cap Zenitas Healthcare Ltd (ASX: ZNT) also delivered its report today, the share price rose a healthy 5.26%.

Almond farmer Select Harvests Limited (ASX: SHV) declined by 3.09% with investors not being impressed by its report showing further profit declines.

Nanosonics Ltd. (ASX: NAN) recovered some of its lost ground today by rising 4.65%, although it is still a fair distance below its pre-report price.

Utility-switching company Updater Inc (ASX: UPD) grew by 15% today after investors liked what they saw in its report.

Finally, Iluka Resources Limited (ASX: ILU) rose by 3.63% today after investors were happy with the resource company’s report.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Select Harvests Limited and Zenitas Healthcare Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended COSTA GRP FPO and Nanosonics Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Zenitas Healthcare 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.