ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 1.34% to 5,805.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 1.27% to 5,887.90
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,232.95 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$77.10 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was oil business Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT), it rose another 10.4% after giving its quarterly report yesterday.

Buy now, pay later business Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) recovered an impressive 9.4% today, gaining back a bit of the lost ground over recent weeks.

In-fact, several ‘growth’ shares had strong days today with Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) and A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) up 4.3% and 5.8% respectively.

The share price of Penthrox business Medical Developments International Ltd (ASX: MVP) gained 9.3% after releasing a promising trading update.

Natural beauty business BWX Limited (ASX: BWX) fell another 5% today after releasing a disappointing market update yesterday.

Gold miners didn’t have a good day today after the market’s recovery. Two of disappointing falls in the ASX 200 belonged to Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) which was down 2.9% and Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) which declined 2.8%.

Finally, telecommunications business Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC) finished the day up 2.7% after holding its AGM and saying that it is making progress.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium and BWX Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended BWX Limited and Vocus Communications Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of A2 Milk, AFTERPAY T FPO, and Altium. 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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