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 0.53% to 6,057.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.52% to 6,169.40
  • AUD/USD at US 77 cents
  • Gold at US$1,297.60 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$75.89 a barrel

The best-performing ASX200 share today was Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM), the services business went up 5.7% today after a month of declines. It has been winning many new contracts and extensions in recent times.

At the other end of the performance table was lithium miner Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE), it dropped by 6.9%.

The Retail Food Group Limited (ASX: RFG) share price fell by another 5.6% today on worries about its future.

Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) shares went up by 5.5% today after the company presented at the Exchange SA at the Adelaide Oval.

The Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) share price went up 1.77% after giving investors a presentation and Citi also said that the company could have $12 billion for acquisitions.

Funeral operator Propel Funeral Partners Ltd (ASX: PFP) went up 0.67% after announcing an acquisition in North Queensland. Rival InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) also announced an acquisition in New South Wales, however its share price fell by 0.3%.

Finally, the Fastbrick Robotics Ltd (ASX: FBR) share price went up 8.6% after announcing it had finished building its first Hadrian X.

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