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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 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 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%.

Other resource businesses were among the top performers, the Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA) share price went up 3.9% and the Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR) share price climbed 3.5%.

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.

Amazingly, the Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR) share price went up 37.4% today after it received a broker upgrade.

Finally, the Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P) share price went up nearly 6% after it announced it was teaming up with Target, which is operated by Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES).

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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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.

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