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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Monday: 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 Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.18% to 5,890.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.21% to 5,953.50
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,283.01 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.89 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was industrial business Pact Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: PGH), it rose 6.9%.

At the red end of the performance table was the Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) share price which dropped 5.3%, giving up some of the gains of last week.

The worst fall belonged to Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX: SGM) which fell over 16% after releasing a disappointing trading update because of the global problems.

The CYBG Plc (ASX: CYB) share price gained almost 3% as a bit of investor confidence returned after Brexit worries last week.

Shares of Australian Foundation Investment Co. Ltd. (ASX: AFI) rose 1.1% today after reporting its half-year result to 31 December 2018 as well as announcing a special dividend.

The share price of Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) rose over 1% despite announcing that its chief operating officer is leaving the company immediately due to breaching the company’s internal policies.

The Healthscope Ltd (ASX: HSO) share price ended the day flat as investors received the latest update about the ongoing takeover talks.

Finally, gold miners suffered a negative day as the share market continues its recovery. The St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) share price fall of nearly 3% was the worst of the ASX 200 gold sector.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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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 Treasury Wine Estates Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. 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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