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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.56% to 5,869.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.50% to 5,977.80
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,191.30 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$81.13 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was investment conglomerate business Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd (ASX: SOL), its share price rose nearly 5.5% today.

Telco Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) shares fell 1% today after presenting at its AGM.

The Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) share price rose 1.6% on its production update to investors.

Shares of National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB) increased by 0.6% despite revealing additional costs that will hurt its FY18 result.

Gambling machine business Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) shares went up 4% today.

The A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) share price rose 1.7% today despite news surfacing of Nestle launching its own A2-only infant formula in Australia and New Zealand.

Intellectual property business IPH Ltd (ASX: IPH) registered the worst fall in the ASX 200 as it dropped almost 3%.

Finally, agribusiness Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) was one of today’s top performers with its share price going up by 5.2%.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended IPH Ltd, Telstra Limited, and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of A2 Milk and National Australia Bank Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Elders 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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