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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.02% to 6,185.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.01% to 6,299.10
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,196.35 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$81.46 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was oil company Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT), its share price rose by nearly 6% today on the back of the increasing oil price. The Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) share price also went up by 2.8% today thanks to the oil price.

As you can imagine, businesses that are exposed to the oil price as a cost went down today. The Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) share price had fallen by 1.7% at close of trade.

The share price of rare materials miner Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC) fell by another 5% today on Malaysian worries.

Gold miners had another terrible day today, with St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) being the worst affected as it fell 5.2%. Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) also dropped 4.7%.

However, the worst fall in the ASX 200 belonged to Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB), the travel business’ share price went down 6% as a likely result of the oil price rise.

Finally, the InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) share price went up 0.9% today after announcing yet another acquisition.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of InvoCare Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended InvoCare Limited and Webjet Ltd. 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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