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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 8 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Wednesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.23% to 6,268.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.22% to 6,354.90
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,215.58 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$74.62 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Eclipx Group Ltd (ASX: ECX), it climbed 10.6% after reversing some of declines it gave a profit downgrade.

Betting company Tabcorp Holdings Limited (ASX: TAH) rose 7.6% after releasing its FY18 result.

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) share price rose 2.6% today after giving the market its FY18 result, which appeared to be better than expected.

Fellow financial business AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) also reported today, which sent its share price higher by 3.9%.

Salary packaging businesses were two of the worst performers today with McMillan Shakespeare Limited (ASX: MMS) down by 4.7% and Smartgroup Corporation Ltd (ASX: SIQ) down by 4.6%.

Natural beauty business BWX Limited (ASX: BWX) shares fell by 8.7% after lowering its profit guidance for the FY18 result.

Finally, a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) dropped 2.3% today, likely in response to a negative broker note.

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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 BWX Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of A2 Milk. 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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