Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Wednesday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.34% to 5,861.40
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.37% to 5,956.30
- AUD/USD at US 78 cents
- Gold at US$1,350.50 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$72.07 a barrel
The worst performer in the ASX200 today was CYBG PLC CDI 1:1 (ASX: CYB), also known as Clydesdale Bank, it went down 6.65% after it had to increase its provision for the payment protection insurance scandal.
Another to drop today was Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK) after it announced yesterday, after the market had closed, it was undertaking a capital raising. The share price dropped 4.36% today.
At the other end of the market WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) was the best performer of the ASX200, it went up by 6.89% on no specific company news today.
Pipped to a close second was Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD), the travel company went up by 6.44% on no news today either.
The Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) share price finished the day 1.09% higher after reporting higher revenue for the quarter.
Finally, Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP) went up by 4.4% today after giving a presentation to investors.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Bell Potter: Perpetual Limited shares are a buy
- Barclays forecasts oil prices to fall in 2018 and 2019
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia shares are falling on a Royal Commission roasting
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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 Corporate Travel Management Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of WiseTech Global. 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.