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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 0.14% to 5,646.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.12% to 5,709.40
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,281.95 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$53.82 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was renewable energy business Infigen Energy Ltd (ASX: IFN), its share price finished the final day of the year up 4.5%.

It was a fairly strong day for many resource companies including the Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) share price which went up 3.5% and Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) shares were up 3.3%.

The Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) share price finished 4.2% higher after announcing a production update to the market.

Shares of Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) rose by 3.7% with news of insider buying of shares.

The share price of Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS) fell 4.7%, marking a pretty bad day for ‘defensive’ shares. The InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) share price also declined by 3.5%.

The Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) share price finished 2.7% lower after giving the market an update about its Sal de Vida operation.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium and InvoCare Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Altium. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended InvoCare 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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