ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 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 Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.58% to 5,758.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.61% to 5,835.70
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,215.00 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$59.17 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was buy now, pay later business Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), its share price rise by another 8.7%. It has been a huge week for the millennial-focused business, it’s up 23% since the start of the week.

Another tech share to get a large boost today has been Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) thanks to the US Fed’s more conservative comments, its share price went up 8.6%.

At the red end of the ASX 200, Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX: BIN) shares went down 5.3% after the ACCC had identified concerns with its acquisition of Dial-a-Dump.

The Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) share price fell 4.3% today after giving the market an investor presentation.

Shares of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) went down 2.6% today after revealing its full year result to investors.

The Gentrack Group Ltd (ASX: GTK) share price dropped 7.7% after the software company released its FY18 result saying that some energy retailer clients were holding off on projects.

The share price of Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) fell 4.3% today after holding its AGM and gave a FY19 update.

Finally, the Bapcor Ltd (ASX: BAP) share price rose 2% after announcing that it was acquiring a group of truck parts businesses.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium and Bapcor. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Bapcor. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and Altium. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended GENTRACK FPO NZ. 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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