ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 9 shares you missed

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 0.55% to 6,240.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.54% to 6,327.70
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,222.45 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$72.87 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Seven West Media Ltd (ASX: SWM), the TV station business went up 4.2% after giving investors a presentation yesterday.

Another share to rise was ALS Ltd (ASX: ALQ), the testing business rose by 3% after giving the market guidance yesterday for the first half of FY19.

Shares of miner giant Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) fell 4.9% today after revealing its result to investors yesterday afternoon after close.

The share price of AVZ Minerals Ltd (ASX: AVZ) dropped 7.1% today despite revealing its mineral resource estimate.

At the negative end of the ASX, Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA) fell by 5.4%, Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO) dropped 5% and Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) decreased by 4.5%.

However, St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) was a bright spot and rose 3%.

Finally, Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia (ASX: GMA) climbed 2.85% with investors pleased with what they saw in its result yesterday.

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