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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 0.31% to 6,186.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.35% to 6,263.60
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,330.24 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$66.91 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Appen Ltd (ASX: APX), the tech company reported rocketing revenue and profit as the AI boom intensifies.

Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) shares rose more than 19% today after the buy now, pay later business received a positive outcome from the Senate committee.

The share price of Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) went up 12.4% after the business reported its result.

Shares of G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) dropped 11% with the childcare company reporting its 2018 result showing profit declines.

The Adairs Ltd (ASX: ADH) share price fell by more than 7.3% after the home furnishings company revealed its result.

QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE) shares rose 4.2% today as the insurer returned to profitability in its result.

The Lendlease Group (ASX: LLC) share price dropped 6.4% due to a large drop in profit.

Finally, the National Veterinary Care Ltd (ASX: NVL) share price rose 3.9% after the vet business reported significant revenue growth in its half-year result.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of NATVETCARE FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Nanosonics Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO, Appen Ltd, and NATVETCARE 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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