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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 9 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 1.14% to 5,962.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 1.09% to 6,061.50
  • AUD/USD at US 78 cents
  • Gold at US$1,326.62 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$64.61 a barrel

The market recovered today, ending a streak of several down days.

The biggest gain in the ASX200 belonged to Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC). The share price rose 6.82% today after reporting a pleasing set of figures yesterday.

Another large gain belonged to Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC), it rose by 6.19% after announcing a new chairman.

Australian pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ASX: API) rose by 5% today on no news.

The Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) share price soared higher today by 4.99% even though some market commentators are questioning why the airline is leaving upgrades to its fleet for so far into the future.

Retail Food Group Limited (ASX: RFG) continued its downward descent today as it dropped a further 11.97%. Investors are fleeing as the company’s future growth looks rocky and franchisees are looking to sell.

Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR) dropped 2.17% today after its large share price rise yesterday.

The Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM) share price rose by 2.09% today after announcing it had won a $150 million contract extension.

Finally, BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) and South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) rose by 2.1% and 4.26% today after recent volatility relating to Donald Trump’s tariff comments.

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 Retail Food Group Limited and Vocus Communications 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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