ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 8 shares you missed

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO)(ASX:XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index:^AXAO) (ASX:XAO) finished lower on Monday.

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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 0.27% to 6,177.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.26% to 6,273.30
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,253.80 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$78.50 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE), it went up by 5%.

At the other end of the performance table the worst ASX 200 performer was Sigma Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SIG) it dropped 40% after losing the Chemist Warehouse contract.

Pharmacy business Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ASX: API) seems to have caught some of the negativity, it dropped by 6.8% today too.

Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) shares dropped by 3.9% today, which wasn’t a good start to FY18 for the infant formula company.

Vet business Apiam Animal Health Ltd (ASX: AHX) fell by 9.3% today after giving market guidance for the FY18 result.

The share price of logistics software business WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) was one of the best ASX 200 performers, it increased by 3.1%.

Things continue to get worse for Blue Sky Alternative Investments Ltd (ASX: BLA) shareholders, it fell by nearly 15% today.

Finally, Automotive Holdings Group Ltd (ASX: AHG) fell by 8.8% after the sale of its refrigerated logistics business was terminated.

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