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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 0.48% to 5,891.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.47% to 5,963.00
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,312.73 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.78 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was resources business Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA) which rose by 5.7%.

At the other end of the ASX 200 was Boral Limited (ASX: BLD), its share price declined by 7.9% after issuing new earnings guidance for FY19.

Shares of Propel Funeral Partners Ltd (ASX: PFP) finished the day up 1.4% after announcing some New Zealand based acquisitions.

The Nanosonics Ltd. (ASX: NAN) share price finished the day higher by 3.9%, making it one of the top performers in the ASX 200.

The share price of IOOF Holdings Limited (ASX: IFL) dropped 4.5% in the lead up to the Royal Commission report’s release.

Private health insurance provider Medibank Private Limited (ASX: MPL) rose by 3.9% today.

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) share price rose by 0.8% today despite ASIC banning CBA Financial Planning from charging fees.

Finally, the shares of Argo Investments Limited (ASX: ARG) rose by 0.5% after handing in its half-year report which included an increase to the dividend.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Propel Funeral Partners Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Nanosonics 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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