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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower 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 lower on Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.70% to 6,041.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.65% to 6,149.90
  • AUD/USD at US 76 cents
  • Gold at US$1,291.80 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$79.46 a barrel

The big share price movement today has been BWX Ltd (ASX: BWX) going up by 35% in response to a potential takeover offer by the CEO and Bain Capital.

At the other end of the performance charts, technology stock darling Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) fell by 7%.

In other news, Technology One Limited (ASX: TNE) reported its first-half result today. Investors didn’t like what they saw and sent the share price down 6%.

The Healthscope Ltd (ASX: HSO) share price fell 2.4% today after denying its two suitors due diligence, however it could sell its hospital real estate for more than $1.3 billion. It also gave a profit guidance update.

The top performer in the ASX200 was James Hardie Industries plc (ASX: JHX) after delivering its full-year result. The share price rose by 4% today.

AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) clawed back some of its losses today by going up 1.5% after Morgan Stanley said the financials business is a buy.

The OFX Group Ltd (ASX: OFX) share price fell by 4.4% today after delivering a lower profit than last year in its result.

Finally, Wattle Health Australia Ltd (ASX: WHA) dropped by 8.5% even though it unveiled a supply agreement with Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS) today, the Metcash share price fell by 0.3%.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium and BWX Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended BWX Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Altium. 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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