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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 0.92% to 6,613.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.97% to 6,720.80
  • AUD/USD at US 68 cents
  • Gold at US$1,546.84 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$60.52 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL) share price which rose 9.1% after it recovered from yesterday’s fall.

However, the CYBG Plc (ASX: CYB) share price declined by over 20% after the UK bank admitted that a large amount of PPI costs had appeared in August.

The Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) share price fell over 9% according to the ASX as it went ex-dividend.

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) returned to trade after its capital raising, which hurt its share price by 7.1% today.

Telco TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM) reported its FY19 result this morning. It wasn’t as bad as investors were expecting, which is why the share price rose 3.2%.

The Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) share price fell almost 3% as it suffered a ratings relegation.

Pharmacy business Sigma Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SIG) reported its half-year result, which sent its share price down by 1.6%.

Finally, the share price of Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR) jumped 10.5% with the department store revealing a little bit of growth in its result.

Here are some of today’s top stories:    

Myer surprised investors today but it still faces a lot of difficulty in the retail environment which is why these top ASX shares could be better ideas.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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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