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 1.80% to 5,834.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.74% to 5,922.60
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,205.65 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$69.39 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE), the lithium miner’s share price went up 3.5% after giving the market a presentation.

It was a pretty rough day for most of the ASX’s market darlings, including Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) which fell 6%.

The Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC) share price fell 5.4% after going ex-dividend and also suffering along with the rest of the market.

Shares of Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) fell 13.2% after yesterday’s big gain due to the release of its FY18 report.

The share price of Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) rose 1.8% after Jamie Pherous said that short sellers should be subject to the same rules as companies.

Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) shares finished the day down 4.2% with the healthcare business making an investment in a sleep apnea company.

The Breville Group Ltd (ASX: BRG) share price fell 3.75% today after holding its annual general meeting (AGM).

Finally, the share price of Incitec Pivot Ltd (ASX: IPL) dropped 5.2% today despite revealing a sizeable increase to the profit and dividend.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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