ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 8 shares you missed

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO)(ASX:XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index:^AXAO) (ASX:XAO) finished lower on Thursday.

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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 0.02% to 6,542.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.15% to 6,619.10
  • AUD/USD at US 69 cents
  • Gold at US$1,337.22 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.38 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX: BIN) share price which rose more than 5%.

The share price of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) fell 12% after announcing that AUSTRAC wants it to appoint an auditor.

The Carsales.Com Ltd (ASX: CAR) share price end up 0.5% as it flagged flat profit growth and the potential sale of Stratton Finance.

Retail is going through a tough phase at the moment, which is why the Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) share price fell 5.2% due to a profit hit at its Kmart Group.

The Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) share price rose another 1.9% as it hit another 52-week high.

The share price of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) ended 0.7% higher after the bank announced it's selling its Count Financial business. The share price of the purchaser, Countplus Ltd (ASX: CUP), went up 36% today.

Finally, the share price of Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) dropped 7% with the CEO selling some shares.

Here are some of today's top stories:    

Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Telstra Limited and Wesfarmers Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and Appen Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended carsales.com 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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