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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 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 Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.37% to 5,864.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.23% to 5,937.30
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,318.99 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.18 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Xero Limited (ASX: XRO), the cloud-based accounting software company’s share price increased by 8.8% as positivity continues to return with growth shares.

Shares of Beach Energy Limited (ASX: BPT) increased by 5.6% after the oil company increased its guidance for FY19 production.

The Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) share price plunged another 10% today as investors reacted negatively again to yesterday’s December quarterly report.

Infant formula business Bubs Australia Ltd (ASX: BUB) saw its share price rise more than 23% today after impressing with strong sales growth.

The share price of Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) fell by 2.5% after Optus announced a 5G-enabled broadband plan.

Shares of Duxton Water Ltd (ASX: D2O) went up 4.3% after the company announced its dividend intentions for 2019.

The Freelancer Ltd (ASX: FLN) share price went up 9.4% after revealing a record December 2018 quarter.

Finally, the Getswift Ltd (ASX: GSW) share price dropped 11.1% today as investors reacted to its latest quarter result, which was announced yesterday after the market closed.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of DUXTON FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Telstra Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Xero. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Freelancer 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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