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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Tuesday: 9 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.38% to 6,161.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.39% to 6,269.50
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,198.20 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$77.76 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA), its share price rose 4.2% after reporting more strong results at Mt Alexander.

Aged care providers recovered today after the Federal Government announced that it would launch a Royal Commission into the sector with increasing reports of poor care. All the major ASX-listed operators rose. The Estia Health Ltd (ASX: EHE) share price went up 2.9%, the Regis Healthcare Ltd (ASX: REG) share price rose 2.3% and the Japara Healthcare Ltd (ASX: JHC) share price increased 2.16%.

Retirement village operator Aveo Group (ASX: AOG) also recovered 1.5% because there was speculation that the sector could be grouped into the Royal Commission.

A couple of growth shares were particularly hurt today – Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) dropped 4.3% and Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) declined 5.1%.

Telco TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM) reported its FY18 result today, the share price went down initially but finished flat.

Finally, the share price of Kathmandu Holdings Limited (ASX: KMD) finished up 0.7% after the retailer revealed a 33% increase of profit in its FY18 result.

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