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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Monday: 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 higher on Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.33% to 5,941.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.27% to 6,027.20
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,210.50 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$71.32 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD), it went up nearly 20% after reporting its annual result.

The share price of Healthscope Ltd (ASX: HSO) went up 14.4% after it received a higher-priced takeover offer from Brookfield.

Shares of Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) rose 3.9% today after the company revealed management had been buying shares.

At the red end of the ASX 200 was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), its share price declined 7.3% on worries about what the effects could be from an inquiry.

The Mesoblast Limited (ASX: MSB) share price went down 28.9% after releasing news of its test results.

Another share to fall today was Steadfast Group Ltd (ASX: SDF), the insurance business fell 5.5%.

Lendlease Group’s (ASX: LLC) share price fell 6.3%, continuing last week’s fall. It was the second worst performer in the ASX 200 today.

Finally, rare earth miner Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC) shares went up 9.6% today.

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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 and has recommended Corporate Travel Management Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Elders Limited and Steadfast Group Ltd. 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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