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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 8 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.06% to 5,736.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.05% to 5,825.20
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,203.25 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$66.01 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM), the childcare centre operator provided a positive trading update.

Tech share Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) finished the day up 11% after the machine learning company upgraded its profit expectations for FY18.

Shares of Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) rose nearly 2% after it announced a UK-based acquisition to help Xero users file UK tax returns.

The share price of Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) rose 5.5% after it received a broker upgrade after its full year result.

The REA Group Limited (ASX: REA) share price rose 0.4% after the announcement of the CEO stepping down for another role.

Long-suffering iSentia Group Ltd (ASX: ISD) shareholders experienced a 42% share price rise today on its AGM. However, it’s only back to where it was last month.

The Helloworld Travel Ltd (ASX: HLO) share price finished the day flat after being up with it reporting that FY19 is going according to plan.

Finally, the worst performer in the ASX 200 was Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR), it fell 5.3% 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 Appen Ltd, Helloworld Limited, and Xero. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Elders Limited, iSentia Group Ltd, and REA Group 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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