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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Monday: 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 higher on Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.61% to 6,273.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.52% to 6,359.00
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,216.80 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$73.45 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Sigma Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SIG), its share price went up 8%.

Another healthcare share to do well today was NIB Holdings Limited (ASX: NHF), the private health insurer got a boost from broker Ord Minnett.

The Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) share price went up 3.3% after POSCO said it could complete the next stage of the sale agreement earlier than expected.

At the red end of the ASX was Seek Limited (ASX: SEK), it fell by 8.8% after announcing write-downs and guidance for FY18 & FY19.

Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP) was another to fall, it dropped 2.5% today, meant meant losing some of the gains it created after its report.

The share price of FlexiGroup Limited (ASX: FXL) fell 13.6% today after its CEO resigned unexpectedly.

Fund manager Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) climbed 1% today after revealing that net inflows during July were almost $100 million.

Finally, Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) shares dropped another 2.5% today with its shares being quite volatile in recent weeks.

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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 Xero. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended FlexiGroup Limited, NIB Holdings Limited, and SEEK Limited. 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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