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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 8 shares you missed

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

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.35% to 5,835.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.37% to 5,893.70
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,291.20 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$60.70 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Ausdrill Limited (ASX: ASL) which rose by 8.5%, reversing yesterday’s decline.

Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX: BIN) shares went up 7.4%, it was also one of the top performers.

Funeral business InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) saw its share price rise 4.9% today, sentiment appears to be rising from the dead about the funeral business.

Technology business Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) was the leader among Australia’s technology shares, it rose by 4.4%.

The Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) share price ended the day 0.2% higher after announcing progress at the Scarborough Project with some contracts.

Data#3 Limited (ASX: DTL) shares ended the day nearly 14% after the company released earnings guidance of first half pre-tax profit in the range of $8.5 million to $9 million.

The ASX200 share most in the red today was Iluka Resources Limited (ASX: ILU), its share price fell 4.8%.

Finally, the Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) share price fell 3%, it has been a tough last 12 months for the lithium miner.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of InvoCare Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Appen Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Data#3 Ltd. and 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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