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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 9 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 Wednesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.47% to 6,329.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.46% to 6,415.70
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,194.95 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$72.34 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), the buy now pay later provider shot up 8.5% perhaps in anticipation of Afterpay Day.

Another share to do well today was Aveo Group (ASX: AOG), the retirement village operator climbed 7.2% after reporting to the market.

The share price of healthcare giant CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) is up 6.4% after another impressive report.

Shares of blue chip Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) climbed 3.2% today in response to its FY18 result.

The share price of Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) dropped 1% today, despite being up initially, in response to its FY18 result.

SEEK Limited (ASX: SEK) shares climbed 3.1% today after the company unveiled more impressive revenue growth in its report.

Insurance giant Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG) fell 5.8% after investors were disappointed with what it reported in its result.

The share price of Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) declined 0.5% despite an increase of underlying profit in its report.

Finally, Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) shares went up almost 3.5% on a rising profit.

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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 Wesfarmers Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and Insurance Australia Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Computershare 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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