ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower 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 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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