ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Wednesday: 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 Wednesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.06% to 6,175.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.06% to 6,283.90
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,198.15 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$79.39 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Priceline Pharmacy operator Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ASX: API), its share price rose by 4.8%.

The increase of the oil price helped several businesses including services businesses Worleyparsons Limited (ASX: WOR) and Monadelphous Group Limited (ASX: MND), up by 2.8% and 4% respectively.

Bega Cheese Ltd’s (ASX: BGA) capital raising to pay down debt announcement pushed the share price lower by more than 5%.

Vet business National Veterinary Care Ltd (ASX: NVL) saw its share price flat today after announcing a large New Zealand acquisition.

The Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR) share price fell another 4.6% today after revealing a large decline of profit in its result.

Shares of Freedom Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: FIG) fell another 20% today after another bruising day in the Royal Commission.

Finally, growth share WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) saw its share price fall nearly 5% today.

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