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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 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 Wednesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.68% to 6,285.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.65% to 6,368.70
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,293.23 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$69.73 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) share price which rose by over 8%.

The Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG) share price also went up by nearly 8.2%.

However, at the other end of the share market was the Smartgroup Corporation Ltd (ASX: SIQ) share price which fell 8.3% after the CEO sold some shares.

The Spark New Zealand Ltd (ASX: SPK) share price dropped almost 4% after the company announced the managing director was leaving.

The share price of Sigma Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SIG) dropped 4.6% after the pharmacy business went ex-dividend.

The Freedom Foods Group Ltd (ASX: FNP) share price dropped 2.4% after completing a key commissioning step in relation to Lactoferrin production.

The share price of A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) rose 0.4% after giving a presentation to investors, although one investor isn’t a fan.

Finally, the BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) share price rose another 2.3% today. It has been a good year so far for the resources business.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

BHP has been one of the best ASX blue chips to own so far this year, but it might have run as far as it can unless commodity prices go higher.

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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 A2 Milk. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Freedom Foods Group Limited. 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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