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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 1.59% to 6,546.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 1.52% to 6,624.40
  • AUD/USD at US 70 cents
  • Gold at US$1,326.18 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.72 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) share price which rose by 9.4%.

The share price of Vocus Group Ltd (ASX: VOC) share price rose 8.9% after receiving a takeover offer. The interested bidder is AGL Energy Ltd (ASX: AGL), but its share price fell by 7.2% in reaction to the news.

Casino business Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR) suffered a 15.75% decline of its share price after a disappointing business update was released to the market.

Gold miners were punished as a group with the share market growing today. The worst decline was the Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) share price which dropped 4.4%.

The Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) share price rose 1.5%, the business updated the market about its Pluto LNG.

The share price of Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC) rose 6.5% after some insider buying.

Finally, the Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK) share price fell a further 0.5% due to providing an update on the sale of its corporate and private clients business.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of COSTA GRP FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended COSTA GRP FPO, Link Administration Holdings Ltd, and Nearmap Ltd. 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.