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 0.07% to 6,275.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.06% to 6,362.10
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,221.06 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$73.96 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was ALS Limited (ASX: ALQ), it went up by 11.4% after giving the market guidance for the first half of FY19.

Another share to go up was Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP), it increased by another 6.4% after reporting its FY18 result yesterday.

The share price of GUD Holdings Limited (ASX: GUD) was also a performer today, it went up by 5.4%.

Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) shares rose by 3.1% after announcing an acquisition in Canada that could improve its cloud accounting offering.

The worst performer in the ASX 200 was Janus Henderson Group (ASX: JHG), it fell 7.8% after giving investors its second quarter result.

Pushpay Holdings Ltd (ASX: PPH) shares dropped 8.2% after giving its quarterly update to investors.

The share price of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia (ASX: GMA) rose by 4.5% after delivering its half-year results today.

Finally, Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) dropped by another 2.5% today as some investors took profits off the table.

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