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.
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