ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 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 Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.05% to 6,244.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.07% to 6,337.60
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,229.90 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$74.34 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Domain Holdings Australia Limited (ASX: DHG), the property portal site went up 9.1% today.

Domain went up because of the merger between Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC) and Fairfax Media Limited (ASX: FXJ). Nine’s shares went down by 10.3% whilst Fairfax shares increased by 8.4%.

Another share to fall heavily today was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), the buy now pay later business has had a great July, so today’s fall should be taken in that context.

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) shares fell by 3.7% despite a record production update today.

The Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) share price is 1.7% today after the oil company gave its quarterly release to the market.

The share price of Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1) finished the day up 3.5% after the business gave its June 2018 quarter’s result.

Finally, St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) shares went up by 2.7% on its record production update.

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