ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 8 shares you missed

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO)(ASX:XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index:^AXAO) (ASX:XAO) finished higher on Tuesday.

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

Here's a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.19% to 6,295.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.21% to 6,383.50
  • AUD/USD at US 70 cents
  • Gold at US$1,282.94 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$71.13 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price which rose 6.3%.

The share price of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) rose by 3% with a broker suggesting the company's share price could continue its strong run to well in excess of $30.

At the negative end of the ASX 200 the share price of Graincorp Ltd (ASX: GNC) dropped 7% as its potential takeover suitor pulled out.

The Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (ASX: AGI) share price declined 1.2% in response to its underwhelming trading update.

The share price of Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX: SUN) rose around 1% on suggestions that it may be preparing to spin off its banking operations.

Resource businesses kept the ASX index in the green today, with the share price of BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) going up by 1.4% and the Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) share price climbing 2.25%.

Finally, ASX tech business WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) saw its share price rise 4.9% today, undoing the price falls of yesterday.

Here are some of today's top stories:

Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO 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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