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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.30% to 6,079.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.33% to 6,148.70
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,308.42 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$61.88 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Ausdrill Limited (ASX: ASL), its share price rose by 7.2%.

Shares of Pact Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: PGH) were down nearly 10% after announcing some guidance about its upcoming result.

The REA Group Limited (ASX: REA) share price rose 4.5% with investors seemingly liking the value on offer at yesterday’s close price.

The share price of Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF) ended the day up 1.2% after reporting its half-year result.

Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) shares went down 1.9% today due to releasing its half-year report to the market.

The Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG) share price ended the day up more than 2% after saying that profit growth could be up to 15% in FY19.

Shares of healthcare product distributor Paragon Care Ltd (ASX: PGC) declined 12% today due to revealing that a part of its business wasn’t performing well.

Finally, the share price of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Ltd (ASX: BLA) went up 41% after reporting its half year result.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Challenger Limited and Paragon Care Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Challenger Limited and Transurban Group. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Paragon Care Limited and REA 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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