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 0.76% to 6,128.70
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.70% to 6,239.90
- AUD/USD at US 72 cents
- Gold at US$1,204.53 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$79.41 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was resource business Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR), its share price went up nearly 5%.
The G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) share price fell by nearly 5% on childcare oversupply fears, most childcare centres up for sale didn’t sell recently at an auction.
Shares of AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) fell 3.1% as further negativity hit it with the Royal Commission continuing.
The Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) share price fell 1.15% today after the supermarket blue chip went ex-dividend.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Why Argosy Minerals Limited (ASX:AGY) shares rocketed 27% higher today
- Citi tells investors to take profit on this well-loved large cap stock
- Amazon to start selling pet supplies
- 7 lessons from the GFC
- ABS reports more job growth in August
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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Wesfarmers 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.