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 0.25% to 6,654.90
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.20% to 6,765.70
- AUD/USD at US 69 cents
- Gold at US$1,497.02 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$61.15 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Southern Cross Media Group Ltd (ASX: SXL) share price which rose by almost 5%.
Promising developments in the trade war between the US and China saw the Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) share price grow by 4%. The Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price was another to grow today, going up by 2.7%.
The profit growth wasn’t enough in the FY19 report of Synlait Milk Ltd (ASX: SM1), sending the share price down by 12%.
The share price of TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM) rose another 0.6% as the court case to merge with Vodafone continues.
A sale of shares of Volpara Health Technologies Ltd (ASX: VHT) by early investors and directors saw the share price finish flat for the day.
Finally, the share price of Nanosonics Ltd. (ASX: NAN) dropped by 5.2%.
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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 Nanosonics Limited and VOLPARA FPO NZ. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Blackmores Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Nanosonics Limited and VOLPARA FPO NZ. 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.