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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 9 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 higher on Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.28% to 6,262.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.41% to 6,329.10
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,225.40 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$72.65 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), it went up an astonishing 23.9% after giving its June 2018 quarter update.

Another share to deliver double digit share price growth today was Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM), it gained 16.6% after reporting its half-year result.

The Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) share price increased by 8.3% after updating the market about its acquisition of Cliffs Yilgarn iron ore assets.

At the red end of the ASX 200, Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) fell by 6% after the market’s initial positive reaction to the $250 million dairy processing facility acquisition.

Gold miners didn’t have a good day today with Evolution Mining Limited (ASX: EVN) declining by 4.4%, Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) falling by 2.9% and Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) in the red by 2.8%.

The Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) share price dropped by 0.9% today after revealing its June 2018 production update.

Finally, Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) shares went down by 0.5% today after the ACCC delayed its decision on WestConnex.

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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 and has recommended Transurban Group. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. 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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