ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 8 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Wednesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.10% to 6,192.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.14% to 6,307.80
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,202.60 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$82.08 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was buy now, pay later provider Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), its share price went up over 6% today after it was revealed it would now work in the dental industry.

The shares of Nufarm Limited (ASX: NUF) are in a trading halt, but its profit took a heavy hit due to the current drought.

Pharmacy business Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ASX: API) saw its share price fall nearly 10% after a negative broker note was released.

Another business to fall heavily today was Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR), the company’s share price fell 5% after giving a production update.

The gold mining sector glittered today, the biggest raise throughout the large players in the industry came from St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) – it went up 3.6%.

The share price of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) fell 0.9% today with some brokers fearing the Royal Commission could send its share price down as much as 20%.

Finally, along with Afterpay, other growth shares had strong days including Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) rising by 3% and Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) growing by 4.3%.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO, Altium, and Appen 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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