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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 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 Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 1.27% to 6,440.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.26% to 6,531.00
  • AUD/USD at US 68 cents
  • Gold at US$1,536.68 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$58.84 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) share price which rose 10.3% in response to the market decline today.

Indeed, it was the gold sector that performed the strongest. Another of the best rises belonged to Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR), its share price increased by 9.5%.

But aside from global economic gyrations, reporting season continues. Investors pushed the Boral Limited (ASX: BLD) share price down by 20.6% after it reported.

The G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) share price fell 16% in reaction to its report in a similarly painful day.

Funeral operator Propel Funeral Partners Ltd (ASX: PFP) reported its result, showing an increase in operating earnings, but its share price still dropped by 3.2%.

Vet business National Veterinary Care Ltd (ASX: NVL) saw its share price rise 4.2% with investors pleased by its report.

It was a hard day for the Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price which fell 5.3% despite unveiling a very impressive report to the market.

Finally, the share price of Monash IVF Group Ltd (ASX: MVF) fell by another 3.5% with investors not encouraged by what the fertility company reported.

Here are some of today’s top stories:    

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Propel Funeral Partners Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of NATVETCARE FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Propel Funeral Partners Ltd. 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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