Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Thursday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 2.07% to 6,502.20
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.97% to 6,620.00
- AUD/USD at US 67 cents
- Gold at US$1,498.01 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$57.55 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the gold miner Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR), its share price rose 3.8%.
Indeed, the gold miners dominated the top positions in the performance table because of how far the share market dropped today. In second place the Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) share price fell by 3.3%.
After shooting the lights out yesterday, the share price of Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) dropped back 5.2%.
The share market volatility was tough on the share price of Pendal Group Ltd (ASX: PDL), it fell 4.8%.
The Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) share price rose by 0.8% after telling the market how much its new trust seems to have raised for the IPO.
The share price of EQT Holdings Ltd (ASX: EQT) is up 2.1% after the trustee business entered into an agreement with the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society.
The AMA Group Ltd (ASX: AMA) share price rose by 9% after returning to trading due to completing its placement and institutional entitlement offer.
Finally, the share price of Nickel Mines Ltd (ASX: NIC) rose by 3% after giving investors a presentation.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Is the Westpac share price a buy for the 9.5% dividend yield?
- 2 ASX growth shares to buy in today’s share market sell-off
- Could latest project boost the Cleanaway share price higher?
- Can 5G elevate Telstra’s share price?
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