Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Monday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.10% to 6,590.30
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.10% to 6,670.10
- AUD/USD at US 68 cents
- Gold at US$1,491.65 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$58.35 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) share price which went up around 10% after impressing the market with its report.
The share price of Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC) rose around 1% as the media business made acquisition plans to move into radio.
Rail freight company Aurizon Holdings Ltd’s (ASX: AZJ) share price increased by almost 2% as it revealed its FY19 report to the market.
The share price of Thorn Group Ltd (ASX: TGA) fell 7% after announcing progress of its strategic review and the departure of its CEO.
Finally, the Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) share price rose by 0.8% after completing the acquisition of Catch Group.
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Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of Praemium Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Wesfarmers Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Ansell Ltd., Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited, and Praemium 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.