ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 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 higher on Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.6% to 5,921.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.6% to 6,009.40
  • AUD/USD at US 76 cents
  • Gold at US$1,337.60 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$75.18 a barrel

It was a terrible day for some resource companies. South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) dropped a painful 9.6% whilst Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC) went down 6.8%.

Another resource share to be amongst the worst performers was gold miner Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG), it went down by 7.2%.

Boral Limited (ASX: BLD) released a trading update today. It revealed that both Australian and American conditions are subdued at the moment, which sent the share price down 8.63%.

Another company to release an update was Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL), the vitamin company posted a nice increase in profit, but the share price finished the day down 1.75%.

Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC) announced that it wasn’t going to sell its NZ business and it was working with its lenders for better financing, this news sent the share price up 2.23%.

The Dicker Data Ltd (ASX: DDR) share price finished the day up 1.75% after announcing further profit growth in its first quarter result.

Finally, Paragon Care Ltd (ASX: PGC) went up by 3.5% today after announcing a trading and acquisition update.

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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 Blackmores Limited, Dicker Data Limited, and Vocus Communications Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Paragon Care 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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