ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 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 Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.30% to 6,179.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.33% to 6,266.80
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,304.40 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$67.80 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR), its share price grew by 8.5% after giving a pricing update.

Shares of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) finished lower by 0.2% with the major bank postponing its divestment plans.

The Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) share price rose 7.6% today, making it one of Thursday’s top performers.

The share price of Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC) went up 7% on potential news of a licence extension with the Malaysian government.

Kogan.Com Ltd (ASX: KGN) shares rose by 8.1% with the online retailer launching Kogan Marketplace, which offers customers 100,000 products to choose from.

The Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1) share price ended the day down 4.8% due to a capital raising.

A rising oil price sent the share price of Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) up by 3.5%.

Finally, the share price of childcare company G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) dropped 3% after going ex-dividend.

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