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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Monday: 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 Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.59% to 6,217.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.61% to 6,299.70
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,291.20 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$68.27 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Eclipx Group Ltd (ASX: ECX) which rose 16.4%.

Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) shares increased in value by 6.9% today, making it one of the top performing ASX200 shares.

At the red end of the ASX 200 was lithium business Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS), its share price declined 6.3%.

The Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) share price rose 1.7% in response to the company’s update about how its Pilbara base was affected by the hurricane.

Shares of Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) have risen by 2.2% with the company announcing a huge share buy-back.

Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM) shares rose 1.5% today with the engineering business announcing more contract wins.

The Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) share price increased by 6.6%, making it one of the best performers. Meanwhile the Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) share price declined 5.6%.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

Afterpay shares might reach $30 sometime this year at this rate, but it’s certainly priced for a lot of growth right now. I think these top ASX stocks could be better picks.

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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 AFTERPAY T FPO. 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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