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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 0.18% to 6,181.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.13% to 6,299.30
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,199.25 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$82.21 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was oil business Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT), its share price went up 7.5% due to a rising oil price and it also gave an investor presentation.

Shares of remote data business Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) went up 6.1% after making an announcement regarding its incremental term loan pricing.

Market darling Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) saw its share price rise another 4.9% today after news broke that it was now working with dentists.

Property business Cromwell Group (ASX: CMW) saw its value fall 2.3% today likely due to the US Fed raising interest rates. Gold miners also didn’t have a good day, also likely because of US interest rates. The Evolution Mining Limited (ASX: EVN) share price dropped 2.6%, making it the worst fall of the large gold miners.

The share price of Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX: RHC) fell 1.4% with Goldman Sachs saying the private hospital operator is a sell.

Shares of Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) fell 1% today after the accounting software business announced yesterday it was raising US$300 million with convertible notes.

Finally, Eclipx Group Ltd (ASX: ECX) shares went up 5% today, making it one of the top-performing ASX 200 businesses.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Ramsay Health Care Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and Xero. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Ramsay Health Care 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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