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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Wednesday: 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 lower on Wednesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.51% to 5,642.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.64% to 5,722.10
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,223.60 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$63.25 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was New Zealand business Trade Me Group Ltd (ASX: TME), its share price rose by 16.5% in response to a takeover offer.

The Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) share price fell 27.7% today with Coles Group Limited (ASX: COL) hitting the ASX boards. Coles finished the day at $12.75.

However, it was a harrowing day for UK bank CYBG plc (ASX: CYB), it fell nearly 20% after reporting its FY18 result showing a statutory loss but underlying profit growth.

Oil companies took a hit with the oil price falling over the past 24 hours, Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) shares fell 10.7%.

The REA Group Limited (ASX: REA) share price rose 3.6% today after holding its annual general meeting.

Shares of National Veterinary Care Ltd (ASX: NVL) fell 1.5% today after giving a trading update at its AGM.

Finally, the Sonic Healthcare Limited (ASX: SHL) share price rose 4.1% today with the healthcare giant also holding its AGM.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of NATVETCARE FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Wesfarmers Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of NATVETCARE FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended 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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