ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 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 lower on Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.71% to 5,973.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.68% to 6,075.70
  • AUD/USD at US 77.3 cents
  • Gold at US$1,313.58 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$64.67 a barrel

The market fell today, adding to yesterday’s losses.

Reporting season is over, so it’s back to normal day-to-day price movements.

The biggest gain in the ASX200 belonged to Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) today, it rose by 2.92% and it’s worth asking how much further it can go.

Another of the top performers was Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the remote communications company’s share price rose by 2.35% today, meaning that it’s now higher than before it reported.

G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) gained 2.14% today with the market deciding it was finally good value after declining heavily due to its report.

Lithium miners Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) and Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) both had bad days today as investors powered down their buy buttons. Orocobre fell by 6.12% and Galaxy dropped by 4.86%.

Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR) has dropped a further 5.56% today as pressure mounts from its landlords, shareholders and customers.

Another to fall heavily today was Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia (ASX: GMA), it dropped 5.95% on more worries about the state of Australia’s housing market with house prices dropping.

Finally, natural beauty company BWX Limited (ASX: BWX) rose by 3.82% today after bulls and bears battle it out deciding if BWX is still too expensive or not after its report.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium and BWX Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended BWX Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Altium. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended G8 Education 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 Scott Phillips.

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