ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 8 shares you missed

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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 0.14% to 6,049.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.13% to 6,163.80
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,189.65 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$84.89 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Navitas Limited (ASX: NVT), the education provider’s share price went up nearly 22% after it received a takeover offer from a consortium led by BGH Capital.

Another share to rocket upwards today was animal companion giant Greencross Limited (ASX: GXL), its share price rose 18.9% after management confirmed there were interested suitors for a takeover.

However, MNF Group Ltd (ASX: MNF) shares fell 5.4% today with the company’s earnings guidance disappointing the market.

Shares of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) continued to fall, it dropped 3.1% today.

The Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) share price rose 3.7% today after revealing its guidance for FY19. Clearly, investors liked how the business is travelling so for this financial year.

Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) shares rose 3.3% today with the hearing implant company announcing the next stage of its research & development phase.

Fast food business Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. (ASX: DMP) shares went up 5% today, making it one of the best gainers today.

Finally, the share to fall the most in the ASX 200 was Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) – it declined by 5.5%.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Greencross Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Corporate Travel Management Limited, Greencross Limited, and MNF Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Cochlear Ltd. and Domino's Pizza Enterprises 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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