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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.21% to 6,197.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.26% to 6,292.10
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,264.36 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$74.69 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ASX: API) again, it went up by 8.3% after announcing an acquisition yesterday. Drug company Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) also went up 3.6%.

One of the biggest pieces of news today is that APN Outdoor Group Ltd (ASX: APO) has agreed to be taken over, although the share price only increased by 0.3% today.

KFC franchisee business Collins Foods Ltd (ASX: CKF) finished the day up 2.75% after initially being down after reporting its full-year result.

Amaysim Australia Ltd (ASX: AYS) dropped by 1.2% after giving FY18 guidance, investors seem to think that FY18 is a disappointment considering the share price was above $2 before the half-year report and now it’s under $1.

Another share to fall today was Trade Me Group Ltd (ASX: TME), it dropped 3.2% after the CEO announced his intention to step down.

The worst performer in the ASX 200 today was WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC), it dropped 4.8%.

Finally, NRW Holdings Limited (ASX: NWH) finished the day up 9.2% after releasing a pleasing operational update.

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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 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.

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