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) higher 0.46% to 6,190.00
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.44% to 6,297.00
- AUD/USD at US 72 cents
- Gold at US$1,197.90 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$79.18 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was resource business Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO), its share price went up by 5.7%. Another resource business that went higher today was Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR), the share price went up 5.1%.
At the red end of the ASX, telecommunications giant TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM) shares fell 5.4% with investors disappointed with yesterday’s released result.
Aged care providers had another tough day today with brokers saying the sector could be one to avoid due to a potential upcoming Royal Commission. The Estia Health Ltd (ASX: EHE) share price is down 3.6%, Japara Healthcare Ltd (ASX: JHC) shares fell 6.7% and the Regis Healthcare Ltd (ASX: REG) share price declined 1.6%.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Why you shouldn’t sell shares before a trade war “crash”
- Is the Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX:APT) share price a buy?
- Should bargain hunters look at aged care shares like Estia Health Ltd for opportunities?
- The Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX:BGA) share purchase plan price is now below the traded price
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