ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.76% to 6,299.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.71% to 6,386.20
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,195.80 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$72.84 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), the buy now pay later provider’s share price increased by 5.8%.

Investors reacted with even more positivity to JB Hi-Fi Limited’s (ASX: JBH) report from yesterday. The retailer’s share price went up 5.3%.

Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF) disappointed shareholders today with its FY18 result, the share price has fallen 6.9% after coming in at the low end of its expected profit. Fellow fund manager Magellan Financial Group Ltd’s (ASX: MFG) shares also fell 3.6% today.

Right behind Challenger in terms of disappointing the market was Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. (ASX: DMP), it fell 6.5% after Australian stores didn’t deliver as much growth as expected.

The Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) share price was another to fall after reporting, it dropped 3%.

One business that did impress the market with its report was Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC), the miner’s share price climbed 1.3%.

Finally, investors of iSelect Ltd (ASX: ISU) copped a 15% fall today after the comparison site’s full year result didn’t impress.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Challenger Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Challenger Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Cochlear Ltd. and Domino's Pizza Enterprises 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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