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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 8 shares you missed

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

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.11% to 6,016.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.06% to 6,129.60
  • AUD/USD at US 76 cents
  • Gold at US$1,299.35 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$76.40 a barrel

The best-performing ASX200 share today was Iress Ltd (ASX: IRE), it went up by 8% with Greencape announcing it increased its substantial holding after the market closed yesterday.

The share price of Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) went up by an impressive 5% today after getting a broker upgrade.

However, Primary Health Care Limited (ASX: PRY) received a broker downgrade and dropped by 8.3%.

Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) shares went up by 7.7% today.

Some defensive shares dropped today after interest rates increased in the US, Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) fell by 4.2% and APA Group (ASX: APA) dropped by 3.9%.

The Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) share price went up 3.22%, hitting an all-time high.

Finally, Atlas Iron Limited (ASX: AGO) fell by 18% today, losing a lot of the gains it received over the last week due to a three-way battle for the business.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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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 Telstra Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Cochlear Ltd., IRESS Limited, and Webjet Ltd. 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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