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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Wednesday: 10 shares you missed

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

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.29% to 6,266.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.14% to 6,373.80
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,194.55 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$73.15 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Altium Limited (ASX: ALU), the electronic PCB software company rose 31.7% today in response to its report yesterday.

Hot on its heels was WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC), the logistics company’s share price climbed 27.2% with investors loving what they read in its report.

TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM) shares climbed 21.6% today after the telco confirmed it was considering merging with Hutchison Telecommunications (Aus) Ltd (ASX: HTA), which rose 51.7%. Telco giant Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) shares also rose by 7.2%.

The Bapcor Ltd (ASX: BAP) share price fell by 4.1% after reporting a solid increase of its profit.

Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) shares rose by 7.3% after reporting its FY18 result to investors.

Sydney Airport Holdings Ltd (ASX: SYD) shares rose 3.6% today after its revenue and distribution flew higher.

Shares of Servcorp Limited (ASX: SRV) dropped 1% after a large fall of profit.

Finally, Adelaide Brighton Ltd. (ASX: ABC) shares dropped 7.1% after reporting.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium and Bapcor. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Bapcor, Nearmap Ltd., Sydney Airport Holdings Limited, Telstra Limited, and TPG Telecom Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Altium and WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Servcorp 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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