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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 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 Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.12% to 6,186.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.09% to 6,299.50
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,197.75 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$80.26 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was lithium miner Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS), its share price went up 5.1%.

Shares of rare earth business Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC) plunged 18.3% today on news that an anti-Lynas campaigner could be head of a review into its operations in Malaysia.

The share price of Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX: SGM) was another major faller, its share price dropped 11.7% after providing a trading update.

Gold miners had a terrible day today. St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) shares fell 10.5%, the share price of Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) declined 6.8% and Evolution Mining Limited (ASX: EVN) saw its share price go down 5.2%.

The share price of farmland landlord Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF) was unchanged after announcing another cattle acquisition.

Finally, the Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) share price went up 0.3% today despite speculation that there could be a Royal Commission into the telco sector.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of RURALFUNDS STAPLED. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended RURALFUNDS STAPLED and Telstra 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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