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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Tuesday: 8 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.13% to 5,751.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.17% to 5,859.10
  • AUD/USD at US 77 cents
  • Gold at US$1,326.05 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$67.92 a barrel

One of the best results in the ASX200 today came from Santos Ltd (ASX: STO), it received a takeover offer from Harbour Energy. The share price increased by 16.17% today.

Gold miners were some of the top performers due to market volatility. In the ASX200, Evolution Mining Limited (ASX: EVN) was the best performer and it went up by 2.97%.

The Volpara Health Technologies Ltd (ASX: VHT) share price finished the day up 7% after the company it revealed it had exceeded guidance.

Another business to rocket upwards today was Specialty Fashion Group Ltd (ASX: SFH), it went up 22.54% after it announced it has been offered $100 million for City Chic and Autograph.

BT Investment Management Ltd (ASX: BTT) finished the day down 3.18%, it was one of the main shares to suffer from the market volatility.

The REA Group Limited (ASX: REA) share price is down 2.82% after CoreLogic revealed that Sydney house prices fell again in March.

The technology sector sell-off is hurting some local shares too. Nextdc Ltd (ASX: NXT) fell by just over 3% today.

Finally, Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) fell by 2.7% today on legal worries.

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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 VOLPARA FPO NZ. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended REA Group 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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