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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Thursday: 8 shares you missed

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 0.36% to 6,649.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.42% to 6,735.40
  • AUD/USD at US 70 cents
  • Gold at US$1,421.42 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$63.76 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the share price of Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA) share price which rose by 5.8% on the back of its quarterly activities report.

Gold miners had a strong day today, with the share price of Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) up by 5.2%.

Another business to release its June 2019 quarter report was South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) which saw its share price fall 1.7%.

The declining oil price didn’t help the investor reaction to the Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) June report, its share price fell 2.7%.

The share price of Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) also fell 1.7% after revealing its production and sales numbers.

The Lendlease Group (ASX: LLC) share price rose over 4% after winning a very large contract from Google for construction in the San Francisco area.

However it was a rough day for Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM) which dropped around 19% on a disappointing June 2019 result.

Finally, the share price of Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) declined by a painful 5% today.

Here are some of today’s top stories:    

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