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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 10 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 0.43% to 6,241.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.40% to 6,326.70
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,241.95 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$74.85 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM), it went up 5.5% on suggestions that it could be a takeover target.

At the other end of the share market, resource shares were some of the worst performers. Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) dropped by 4.8%, Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) fell by 4.2%, Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA) declined by 4.13% and Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) went down by 3.2%.

Gold miner Evolution Mining Limited (ASX: EVN) also was amongst the biggest falls, it dropped by 4.2%.

Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) reported its quarterly production result today, but the market wasn’t impressed and sent the share price down 2.1%.

The Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL) share price fell by 1.4% after revealing its FY18 result.

The share price of Accent Group Ltd (ASX: AX1) dropped by 12.4% with shares coming out of escrow.

Finally, the share price of Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF) fell by 3.8% as investors soured on the capital raising idea.

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