ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 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 Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.57% to 6,172.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.52% to 6,292.60
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,191.65 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$83.10 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was cloud accounting software business Xero Limited (ASX: XRO), its share price rose 3.3% after announcing last week it would be raising money for acquisitions.

Shares of agricultural chemical business Nufarm Limited (ASX: NUF) fell another 9.7% after completing its institutional offer.

The share prices of the major banks all fell today with the Royal Commission and house price falls on investors’ minds. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) fell 1.4% and Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC) declined 1.5%.

Gold miner Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) shares went up 0.6% after the company announced that it had completed its Pogo Gold Project.

Shares of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) dropped 3.1%, making it one of the worst ASX 200 performers, alongside Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd’s (ASX: API) 3.8% fall.

Finally, the share price of software business Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) went up 1%, continuing its recovery.

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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 Xero. 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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