ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 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 Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.64% to 5,693.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.63% to 5,786.40
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,222.70 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$67.27 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was lithium miner Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE), it went up 7.5%.

Shares of Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG) went up 4.7% as the merger of Fairfax Media Limited (ASX: FXJ) is going ahead. The Fairfax share price increased by 2.4%.

The share price of Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX: VEA) fell 12.2% after reducing its profit guidance.

Shares of Medibank Private Limited (ASX: MPL) dropped 6.1% today due to the company announcing it lost a major contract with the Australian Defence Force.

It was a tough day for some technology shares including Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) which fell 8.8%.

The share price of funeral operator Propel Funeral Partners Ltd (ASX: PFP) rose 1.5% after announced another acquisition to grow its network.

Finally, the share price of Baby Bunting Group Ltd (ASX: BBN) rose 10.8% after providing a trading update at its AGM showing that sales were bouncing higher.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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