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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 8 shares you missed

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 0.33% to 6,169.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.32% to 6,276.80
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,204.45 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$79.73 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was lithium miner Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS), it share price went up 6.9% today. Fellow lithium peers Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) and Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) went up 4.1% and 5.5% respectively.

A few businesses reported today. Investors were most disappointed with Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd (ASX: SOL), its share price fell 6.3% today on its FY18 result.

Brickworks Limited (ASX: BKW) shares dropped 5.4% today after sharing its FY18 report with the market this morning.

Retail business Premier Investments Limited (ASX: PMV) shares fell 2.3% today despite reporting strong growth for Smiggle in its FY18 result.

Gold miners had a strong today with Evolution Mining Limited (ASX: EVN) being the strongest performer today, its share price went up by 6.4%.

Finally, the share price of Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) fell 1.4% today after raising the price of milk plus continued needle-in-fruit news.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Premier Investments Limited and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Brickworks. 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.