ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 10 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 0.32% to 6,146.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.31% to 6,265.20
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,208.45 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$84.87 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was gold miner Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR), its share price shone going up 8.1%.

In-fact, the entire gold mining industry glittered today. The share price of St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) rose 7.4%, Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) shares climbed 4.4%, the Evolution Mining Limited (ASX: EVN) share price grew 3.8% and Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) climbed 3.8%.

Other miners weren’t so lucky with iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) down by 4.1% and lithium miner Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) shares fell 3.9%.

Infant formula businesses suffered large falls with Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) down 4.9% and a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) dropping 3.3%.

Finally, the construction engineering business Monadelphous Group Limited (ASX: MND) saw its share price rise 1.6% after announcing a major $240 million contract.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of A2 Milk. 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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