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 0.34% to 6,244.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.21% to 6,360.30
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,188.88 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$74.32 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC), astonishingly it rose another 19.3% today after a strong increase yesterday in response to its result.

Another share beginning with W to fly today was Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB), the travel business’ share price soared 18.2% higher in response to its report.

The Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) share price climbed 11.3% today after doubling its half year underlying profit.

The share price of Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) shot up 12.3% today, perhaps in response to other tech shares performing strongly.

Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) shares fell 8.1% today after reporting its FY18 result and allegations of poor treatment of staff.

The Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp Ltd (ASX: FPH) share price climbed 4% today after launching a new product and upgrading guidance.

The share price of port and logistics business Qube Holdings Ltd (ASX: QUB) climbed 8.7% on strong profit growth in its result.

Finally, ARQ Group Ltd (ASX: ARQ) shares crashed 31.8% lower after disappointing investors with its half year result and profit guidance.

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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 Flight Centre Travel Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Appen Ltd. 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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