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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 8 shares you missed

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

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.57% to 6,304.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.51% to 6,413.50
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,212.90 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$76.15 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL), the vitamin company’s share price shot up nearly 11% after revealing a solid increase of profit in its result.

At the red of the share market was the 37.4% decline of the Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) share price after reporting.

Tech share Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) revealed another strong report today, its share price climbed 5.9%.

The Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) share price climbed 5.6% today after POSCO signed a binding agreement.

MNF Group Ltd (ASX: MNF) plunged 18% today after not reaching its own guidance in its half-year result.

The share price of Specialty Fashion Group Ltd (ASX: SFH) climbed 18.6% today after reporting strong growth in the remaining City Chic business.

Petrol business Caltex Australia Limited (ASX: CTX) shares fell nearly 8% today after reporting and cutting the dividend.

Finally, funeral business Propel Funeral Partners Ltd (ASX: PFP) shares climbed 9.1% after beating expectations in its FY18 report.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Propel Funeral Partners Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Blackmores Limited and MNF 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.