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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 8 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 Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.24% to 6,210.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.21% to 6,308.70
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,270.00 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$74.24 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ASX: API), it went up by 6.64% after announcing an acquisition.

Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP) shares increased by 6.36% after last week’s negative reaction due to a negative short seller report.

Another share to grow well today was Kathmandu Holdings Ltd (ASX: KMD), it’s up by 14% after it released a positive trading update and profit guidance.

The Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) share price went up 5.4% with gold prices going up in recent times.

Telecommunications business Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC) went down 3.3% after announcing that it was restructuring its debt.

Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS) announced its full-year result today as well as a buy-back, its share price went up 2.2%.

The share price of Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: CUV) went up 12.6% after the company announced it was launching its product in the USA.

Finally, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) shares dropped by 2.3% after announcing it was restructuring its business with some large divestments.

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