ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 10 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 1.12% to 6,160.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.13% to 6,267.80
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,196.40 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$77.20 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS), the telco giant went up 3.3% today after updating its FY19 guidance due to the NBN.

Shares of Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) went into a trading halt after it announced it was raising $70 million in a capital raising.

The Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) share price fell 2.6% today despite revealing an impressive FUM update today.

Overseas market falls, particularly tech shares, led to many ASX darling shares also falling. Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) fell by nearly 6%, WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) dropped 5.2% and Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) declined 4.3% and Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) was 5.7% in the red.

Another share to drop significantly was Sigma Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SIG), it plunged 11.6% after reporting that profit halved.

The share price of Stockland Corporation Ltd (ASX: SGP) went up 1.7% today after announcing a $350 million buyback.

Finally, Duxton Water Ltd (ASX: D2O) dropped 5.6% today with heavy rainfall today, the overseas market dropping and announcing it would increase its debt facility.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium and DUXTON FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Nearmap Ltd. and Telstra Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO, Altium, WiseTech Global, and Xero. 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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