ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Monday: 9 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 1.14% to 5,683.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 1.19% to 5,744.50
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,289.33 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$57.71 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was mining equipment rental business Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL), its share price climbed 10.8%.

Other resource businesses also went up by a very pleasing amount including Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) which went up by 8.9%, according to the ASX. The Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR) share price rose 8.7%.

Buy now, pay later business Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) finished 7.1% higher today, it led a strong recovery for many of the ASX’s leading growth shares.

The Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS) share price dropped 6.4% today after its board decided to reject the initial offer made by a potential Chinese suitor. We’ll have to see if the bidder comes back with another offer.

Shares of Pushpay Holdings Ltd (ASX: PPH) rose 5.2% after the church donation payment business announced it has achieved cashflow breakeven status.

The BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) share price finished the day up 3%, helping the index rise.

Finally, gold shares suffered as positivity returned to the market. The share prices of Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) and St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) both fell more than 3% today.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

Afterpay may be on the rise today but it’s still looks expensive today, I think there are better investment opportunities out there.

Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and PUSHPAY FPO NZX. 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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