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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 8 shares you missed

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

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.07% to 6,037.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.06% to 6,144.10
  • AUD/USD at US 75 cents
  • Gold at US$1,290.70 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$79.56 a barrel

The biggest movement today in the ASX200 was from Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), it rose by 8% today after reporting its half-year result.

Another stock to do very well for shareholders was Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS), the IGA supplier went up 7.7% today.

a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) recovered 5.7% today after its fall yesterday.

Logistics tech company WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) went up by 4% today, adding to its strong run since the start of May.

Technology One Limited (ASX: TNE) dropped a further 5.92% after reporting earlier in the week.

The James Hardie Industries plc (ASX: JHX) share price fell back 3.4% today, after the market initially responded well to its result earlier in the week.

Pet business Greencross Limited (ASX: GXL) dropped by 3.6% with investors uneasy about the pet company’s future.

Finally, annuity business Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF) fell by 2.6% today with the market being a bit more volatile and interest rates likely to rise further over time.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Challenger Limited and Greencross Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Challenger Limited and Greencross Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of A2 Milk and 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.