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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 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 Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.06% to 6,451.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.01% to 6,544.80
  • AUD/USD at US 69 cents
  • Gold at US$1,286.71 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$68.74 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC) share price as it received an indicative takeover offer from EQT Infrastructure.

Other telcos responded warmly to the idea that Vocus could be taken off the market. The TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM) share price rose 4%.

The ASX tech sector is having a resurgence with the Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) share price up 5% today.

The Citadel Group Ltd (ASX: CGL) finished the day 1.9% higher after announcing a takeover that would be accretive to earnings.

The share price of private health insurer NIB Holdings Limited (ASX: NHF) declined by 0.9% after investors learned that its CEO had sold a sizeable slice of shares.

At the red end of the ASX the Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp Ltd (ASX: FPH) share price dropped over 3% in response to its annual report which was released today.

The Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: AIZ) share price fell 1.5% after the airline announced its latest plane order with Boeing.

Finally, the Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) share price fell 4.8% today, making it the worst performer in the ASX 200.

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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 Appen Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Citadel Group Ltd, Elders Limited, and NIB Holdings 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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