ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 9 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.06% to 5,942.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.05% to 6,050.00
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,223.10 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$89.999 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was buy now, pay later business Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) it went up 14% after responding to the idea of a Senate inquiry. The share price of Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP) also gained 6% today.

However, it wasn’t such a good day for infant formula businesses. Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) fell 7.5% and a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) dropped 2% with both companies giving up a lot of their earlier gains.

Lithium miners were also heavy fallers. Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) dropped 7% and Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) declined 5.6% on quarterly updates.

Priceline operator Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ASX: API) rose 0.3% after reporting its 2018 financial result.

The share price of miner South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) rose 0.8% after giving the market its quarterly numbers.

Finally, the share price of Seek Limited (ASX: SEK) fell 0.9% today despite the ABS reporting the unemployment rate hit a pleasing low of 5%.

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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 and AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended SEEK 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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