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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 0.34% to 6,026.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.39% to 6,091.80
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,313.76 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$61.97 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was energy business Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX: VEA), which went up 13.8% on a new agreement Coles Group Limited (ASX: COL), which went down 2.5%.

Shares of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) rose by 4.8% today, making it the top performing ASX technology WAAAX share.

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) share price dropped 1.4% today after it reported its half-year result to 31 December 2018.

The share price of Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG) rose over 4% today in response to the plunging profit in its half year report.

Janus Henderson Group (ASX: JHG) shares declined 2.1% after reporting its fourth quarter result of FY18 numbers.

The Nick Scali Limited (ASX: NCK) share price went up 7.6% with the retailer revealing a monster increase to its half-year dividend.

Finally, the share price of Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM) rose 1.9% after the engineering business grew profit by 11%.

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 AFTERPAY T FPO, COLESGROUP DEF SET, and Insurance Australia Group 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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