Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Thursday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.29% to 6,263.90
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.28% to 6,344.20
- AUD/USD at US 70 cents
- Gold at US$1,285.33 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$66.24 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL), the retail conglomerate’s share price went up 4.8%.
Shares of Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) declined 4.8% today after the miner went ex-dividend, it was the worst faller in the ASX 200.
The Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM) share price rose 1.2% after the company won a contract worth $172 million in Indonesia.
However, energy company Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) saw its share price decline 1.1% after announcing it had priced a US$600 million 10-year Reg-S bond to refinance its US$500 million bridge facility.
Shares of Wattle Health Australia Ltd (ASX: WHA) rose 1.1% after announcing the appointment of Dr Tony Mckenna to the position of CEO of Corio Bay Dairy Group.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- This 1 factor will be key to deciding your future wealth
- 2 ASX shares I think every investor should own
- Read this before you buy Sonic Healthcare Limited shares for its dividend
- 3 exciting small cap ASX tech shares to watch
Our experts here at The Motley Fool Australia have just released a fantastic report, detailing 5 dirt cheap shares that you can buy in 2020.
One stock is an Australian internet darling with a rock solid reputation and an exciting new business line that promises years (or even decades) of growth… while trading at an ultra-low price…
Another is a diversified conglomerate trading over 40% off it's high, all while offering a fully franked dividend yield over 3%...
Plus 3 more cheap bets that could position you to profit over the next 12 months!
See for yourself now. Simply click here or the link below to scoop up your FREE copy and discover all 5 shares. But you will want to hurry – this free report is available for a brief time only.
Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO, National Australia Bank Limited, and Super Retail 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.