ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Wednesday: 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 Wednesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.66% to 5,935.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.57% to 6,042.60
  • AUD/USD at US 78.8 cents
  • Gold at US$1,326.95 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$64.49 a barrel

The ASX indices have dropped today further today.

The National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB) share price has dropped by 1.22% today after the banking royal commission entered its second day.

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) fell by 2.64% today after investors fled the telco with Labor promising to remove franking credit refunds from the tax system.

Lithium companies Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) and Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) were two of the top performers today as they rose by 9.06% and 5.59% respectively.

Gold miners were also top performers with global markets rattled by President Trump firing Rex Tillerson as well as the latest news of the alleged Russian spy attack in the UK. St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) was the pick of the bunch as it rose by 5.56%.

Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) was another to perform well today as the vitamin and nutrition company’s share price rose by 4.95% on no news.

Farmland business Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF) rose by 4.17% today as UBS rated it a buy.

Finally, Retail Food Group Limited (ASX: RFG) dropped by a further 4.8% as bears continue to outweigh the optimists on the franchisor’s future.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of RURALFUNDS STAPLED. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Blackmores Limited, RURALFUNDS STAPLED, and Telstra Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of National Australia Bank 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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