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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 8 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) finished lower and the 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) lower 0.04% to 6,543.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.07% to 6,628.90
  • AUD/USD at US 69 cents
  • Gold at US$1,334.83 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$61.11 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL) share price after the equipment rental business released profit guidance and an update.

The Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) share price declined 0.8% after it announced a $230 million acquisition of Catch Group.

The share price of healthcare business Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) dropped 1.9% today.

The Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) share price finished the day up more than 6% after returning to trade from its capital raising.

The share price of IT business Dicker Data Ltd (ASX: DDR) climbed 7.3% in reaction to announcing a financing division.

The Bapcor Ltd (ASX: BAP) share price dropped 3.2% after giving an investor presentation to the market.

The share price of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) fell 1.3% after APRA announced some new mortgage rules.

Finally, the Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price rose 6.3% due to a rising iron ore price.

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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 Bapcor, Dicker Data Limited, and Wesfarmers Limited. 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.