ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.09% to 6,174.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.04% to 6,260.60
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,297.04 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$66.73 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was global logistics software company WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC), its share price rose just over 6% today.

At the red end of the ASX, Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) shares fell more than 9% after returning to trade with the completion of its institutional share placement.

The Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) share price dropped 6.4% today, marking another big drop for the resource business.

Shares of IPH Ltd (ASX: IPH) went up 2.8% after the legal IP firm lobbed another takeover offer for rival business Xenith IP Group Ltd (ASX: XIP) which increased 14% in response.

It was a strong day for many of the ASX’s fund managers. The Janus Henderson Group (ASX: JHG) share price went up 4% and shares of IOOF Holdings Limited (ASX: IFL) increased by 3.3%.

The National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB) share price dropped 0.5% after the interim CEO and new Chairman wrote a letter to shareholders.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

Appen shares look a bit better priced after today’s fall, but I’d want them to drop even further before considering a buy. I’d much rather buy one of these top ASX stocks instead.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended IPH Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Appen Ltd, National Australia Bank Limited, and WiseTech Global. 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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