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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 0.41% to 6,358.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.42% to 6,443.60
  • AUD/USD at US 70 cents
  • Gold at US$1,332.62 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$61.49 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) share price which rose by 7.1% in reaction to the company’s US growth update.

At the opposite end of the ASX was the Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC) share price which fell 17.7% as the potential takeover was ended after a quick round of due diligence.

The gold sector suffered with the global share market recovering over the past 24 hours. The Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) share price dropped 5.6%.

The share price of Splitit Ltd (ASX: SPT) rose 8.2% in response to a new partnership with a Hong Kong business.

The Dacian Gold Ltd (ASX: DCN) share price fell 67.5% after a disappointing update regarding its Mt Morgans operation.

The share price of Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX: CLW) went into a trading halt today with the property business raising capital and making acquisitions.

The Elixinol Global Ltd (ASX: EXL) share price fell 7.5% after raising $50 million to accelerate its US expansion.

Finally, the share price of Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX: BIN) rose 5.5%, making it one of the ASX 200’s top performers.

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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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