ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower 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 lower on Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.01% to 6,328.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.05% to 6,412.60
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,174.00 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$71.15 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Breville Group Ltd (ASX: BRG), it went up by 12.5% after cooking up good profit growth for investors.

Insurance giant QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE) shares finished up 6.8% after reporting its result.

The Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) share price went up 5.9% as investors warmed to what it reported.

InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) shares fell by 8.8% today with investors displeased regarding its result and guidance for the full year.

Another share dropped hard today was Iluka Resources Limited (ASX: ILU), the resource company’s report sent the share price down 7.7%.

The share price of ASX Ltd (ASX: ASX) climbed 0.5% today in response to the exchange’s result.

REIT farm landlord Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF) finished flat today after revealing its FY18 result.

Finally, the share price of Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) climbed 4.5% today as investors celebrated the winemaker’s result.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of InvoCare Limited and RURALFUNDS STAPLED. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended RURALFUNDS STAPLED and Telstra Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of ASX Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended InvoCare Limited and Treasury Wine Estates 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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