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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Wednesday: 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 Wednesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.03% to 6,195.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.03% to 6,290.50
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,259.45 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$76.89 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was, for the third day in a row, Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ASX: API). It has gone on a strong run since announce an acquisition and it went up 4.5% today.

Another of today’s top performers was Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) which gained 3.7% on the back of a rise in the oil price.

One of the biggest gains overall came from Cann Group Ltd (ASX: CAN), the cannabis company went up 7.5% after securing a large site at Melbourne Airport.

At the other end of the share performance table, oOh!Media Ltd (ASX: OML) fell 10% to $4.82 after raising capital at $4.60 for its acquisition.

Another share to fall heavily today was Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS), it dropped by 5.7%.

Traditional TV businesses were some of today’s top performers with Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC) up by 3.3% and Seven West Media Ltd (ASX: SWM) up by 3.1%.

McMillan Shakespeare Limited (ASX: MMS) shares fell by 1.6% today after giving a market update yesterday after the market had closed.

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