ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 10 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) higher 0.96% to 6,232.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.93% to 6,332.90
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,262.70 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$74.14 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was APN Outdoor Group Ltd (ASX: APO), it went up by 12.1% after receiving a $1.1 billion takeover proposal from French advertising company JCDecaux.

Another strong performer today was Appen Ltd (ASX: APX), the data technology company went up 7.1%.

The Gateway Lifestyle Group (ASX: GTY) share price went up 6.5% today after receiving a stronger takeover offer.

Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX: RHC) was the worst performer in the ASX 200, it fell by 7.5% after giving a profit downgrade to investors.

Another share to announce an acquisition today was WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC), it finished the day up 3.9%.

Infant formula business Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) went up 6.2% after announcing bigger production agreements with its suppliers.

Utility software business Gentrack Group Ltd (ASX: GTK) declined by 0.3%, it also announced an acquisition today, it’s in the UK.

Worleyparsons Limited (ASX: WOR) shares gained 3% today after winning a contract extension with Chevron.

VoIP company MNF Group Ltd (ASX: MNF) finished the day up 0.44% after initially being down in the morning, it is acquiring a Singapore business.

Finally, Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) went up 1.8% after announcing that it won’t sell its petrol business to BP.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Ramsay Health Care Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended MNF Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Appen Ltd and WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended GENTRACK FPO NZ and Ramsay Health 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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