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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 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 Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.01% to 6,351.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.05% to 6,460.50
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,204.65 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$77.45 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM), it shot up another 18% today after it was confirmed it would merge with Vodafone Hutchinson Australia. The Hutchison Telecommunications (Aus) Ltd (ASX: HTA) share price rose 44%.

Shares of private hospital operator Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX: RHC) fell 6.3% after reporting a troubling FY18 and guiding for an even tougher FY19.

The share price of Perpetual Limited (ASX: PPT) rose 3.5% today after reporting its FY18 result, which saw fund net outflows.

Shares of resource business Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR) rose 8.6% today after revealing its FY18 report.

The share price of Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) grew by 1.3% after it got the green light from the ACCC to bid for WestConnex.

RPMGlobal Holdings Ltd (ASX: RUL) shares fell 6.25% after reporting its FY18 result.

Finally, MotorCycle Holdings Ltd (ASX: MTO) shares rose 10.6% after reporting its FY18 figures.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Ramsay Health Care Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended TPG Telecom Limited and Transurban Group. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Ramsay Health Care Limited and RungePincockMinarco 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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