Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Thursday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.74% to 6,392.10
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.73% to 6,489.20
- AUD/USD at US 69 cents
- Gold at US$1,277.94 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$69.84 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) share price which climbed more than 12%.
The big news of the day was a profit downgrade which sent the share price of Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC) down by 27.4%.
The Worleyparsons Limited (ASX: WOR) share price dropped 5% despite the company announcing two contract wins over the past two days.
The share price of Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC) fell 0.7% on analysis that the big banks could lose some of their revenue to the big US technology companies.
The share price of Thorn Group Ltd (ASX: TGA) rose 5.4% today after giving an update about its strategic review.
The Mesoblast Limited (ASX: MSB) share price declined 2% today after announced it had filed the first component of a rolling submission for a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the US FDA.
Finally, the share price of vitamin and supplements business Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) rose 6.1%.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Goldmans just labelled Australia’s growth shares a waste of money
- 3 ASX shares to buy and hold for a decade
- Top 3 ASX shares for beginners to buy
- Why I am avoiding Suncorp and NAB for the next few months
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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 and has recommended Blackmores Limited and COSTA GRP 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.