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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 1.01% to 5,713.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.00% to 5,797.50
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,229.55 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.19 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was gold miner St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM), its share price rose by 3.9%.

Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) shares gave up the gains from yesterday as it dropped by 8% today.

It wasn’t a good day for several other resource-based businesses. One of the worst ASX 200 falls belonged to Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA), its share price fell 7.6%. Another big drop was the mining equipment rental business Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL) which dropped 7.3%.

The Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS) share price fell another 7.2% today after it reported its result yesterday.

Disinfectant healthcare business Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) was one of the best ASX 200 performers, its share price rose 2.8%.

It was a painful day for shareholders of travel business Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) who saw their shares fall by 5.9% in value.

Finally, agribusiness Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) was one of today’s leaders, its share price rose by 3.1%.

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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 and has recommended Nanosonics Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Elders Limited and Webjet Ltd. 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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