ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Monday: 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 Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.35% to 6,268.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.36% to 6,381.10
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,207.10 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$75.68 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), the share price climbed 7.3% as excitement builds around its international expansion plans.

Fund manager Platinum Asset Management Limited (ASX: PTM) shares rose 7.25% today, marking a strong reaction to last week’s profit result.

At the other end of the share market, G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) shares plunged 16.5% in response to a difficult year and a lower dividend.

Plumbing item supplier company Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX: RWC) fell 8.4% after reporting today.

Aged care provider Japara Healthcare Ltd (ASX: JHC) saw its share price drop by 4.4% after reporting a steep fall in profit for FY18.

The share price of telco Amaysim Australia Ltd (ASX: AYS) rose 5.2% today after revealing its report to investors.

IT hardware wholesaler Dicker Data Ltd (ASX: DDR) just revealed another year of profit growth in its half year result.

Finally, healthcare supplier Paragon Care Ltd (ASX: PGC) shares went up 3.2% after reporting a pleasing FY18 and bringing on-board a new major shareholder.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of JAPARA DEF SET and Paragon Care Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Dicker Data Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and Platinum Investment Management Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Paragon Care 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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