ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 1.05% to 5,843.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.02% to 5,944.90
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,223.80 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$79.47 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was private hospital business Healthscope Ltd (ASX: HSO), it rose 19.3% after receiving another preliminary takeover offer from a consortium led by BGH.

Shares of organic infant formula business Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) rose 4.7% today, making it one of the strongest risers.

Gold miner Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) dropped 11.3% after giving investors its quarterly activities report.

Furniture retailer Nick Scali Limited (ASX: NCK) ended the day down 5.5% after saying trading conditions were becoming difficult due to a tough housing market and a lower Australian dollar.

The share price of Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB) dropped 0.2% after giving its first quarter trading update at the AGM.

Energy businesses AGL Energy Limited (ASX: AGL) and Origin Energy Ltd (ASX: ORG) fell 2.7% and 4.4% respectively, with the government announcing it will set a default tariff for house electricity which should act as a cap on prices.

Finally, real estate agent business Mcgrath Ltd (ASX: MEA) declined 4.5% with the negative housing market impacting business performance.

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