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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher 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 higher on Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.47% to 6,297.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.45% to 6,383.60
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,210.05 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$72.19 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was fund management business Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG), the shares climbed 14.3% on a huge increase to the dividend in the FY18 result.

Another top performer was Crown Resorts Ltd (ASX: CWN), the casino operator’s share price rose 6.7% after reporting, it also let investors know that it is suing the NSW Government. Shares of rival Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR) also climbed by a 5.9% today.

The share price of Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX: SUN) rose 4.7% today after revealing a better-than-expected FY18 result.

Investors were left feeling a bit cold about the AGL Energy Ltd (ASX: AGL) result, the share price fell 4.1% today despite the large increase of profit.

Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) shares dropped 0.4% today despite an increase to the distribution in its result.

The share price of Navigator Global Investments Ltd (ASX: NGI) fell 4.9% today after reporting a large increase in its FY18 report.

Finally, Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX: RHC) rose 2.8% today despite increasing negativity surrounding near-term issues with the private hospital operator.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Ramsay Health Care Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Crown Resorts Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Ramsay Health Care 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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