ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 8 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.38% to 6,180.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.38% to 6,263.30
  • AUD/USD at US 70 cents
  • Gold at US$1,298.23 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$65.98 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Perpetual Limited (ASX: PPT), its share price rose over 12% with speculation there could be some news about to be announced by the fund manager.

Shares of Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) went into a trading halt earlier today because of an announced acquisition and capital raising.

The share price of Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) ended the day up 3.8% with the gold miner announcing an acquisition.

Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX: BIN) shares dropped nearly 5%, making it the worst performer in the ASX 200.

Gold miners had a very strong day, St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) went up nearly 7.4%, Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) shares increased in price by 5.9% and the Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) share price rose by 5.5%.

Finally, the InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) share price dropped 2.8% after returning to trade from its capital raising announcement.

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