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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower 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 lower on Wednesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.24% to 5,829.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.31% to 5,926.50
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,224.40 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$76.75 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was gold miner Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL), it rose by 5.5%. Indeed, it was a strong day for gold mining peer Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) too – it went up 5%.

After coming out of a trading halt for its massive acquisition, engineering business Worleyparsons Limited (ASX: WOR) fell 11.4%.

Organic infant formula business Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) fell 6% today after giving investors an update about the progress in the first half of FY19.

Shares of retailer Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL) crashed almost 11% today after announcing a change to the CEO and also giving a trading update.

The share price of funeral operator InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) rose 4.1% today after its competitor gave a trading update. The Propel Funeral Partners Ltd (ASX: PFP) share price fell 0.8% despite revealing a record quarter.

Finally, property giant Stockland Corporation Ltd (ASX: SGP) fell 2.3% after giving shareholders its first quarter update.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of InvoCare Limited and Propel Funeral Partners Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Super Retail Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended InvoCare 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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