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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 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 Thursday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.61% to 6,818.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.58% to 6,901.90
  • AUD/USD at US 70 cents
  • Gold at US$1,423.38 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$63.35 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the share price of IOOF Holdings Limited (ASX: IFL), it went up almost 7% after revealing its June 2019 update.

The share price of iron miner Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) fell by 5.6% as it revealed its June 2019 quarter.

Some shares are continuing to drop after disclosing their June 2019 quarter reports to the market including the share prices of Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) and Iluka Resources Limited (ASX: ILU) fell 4.2% and 7% respectively.

Car dealership company AP Eagers Ltd (ASX: APE) saw its share price drive 1% higher after being given the go-ahead by the ACCC for its takeover.

The LiveTiles Ltd (ASX: LVT) share price climbed 5.8% today after revealing a new partnership.

Gold miner Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) experienced a share price fall of 0.6% due its June 2019 report.

Finally, the share price of Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG) rose 0.9% after confirming to the market that it was on track with its FY20 profit target with a trading update about the first quarter.

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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 Macquarie Group 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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