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.
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:
- Leading economist reveals 4 reasons why Australia WON’T have a recession
- Top broker warns of gloomy 2019 for ASX retail shares
- Hub24, Praemium, Netwealth: Are these the best fintech shares to buy today?
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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.