Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Wednesday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.71% to 6,546.70
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.70% to 6,667.00
- AUD/USD at US 67 cents
- Gold at US$1,506.09 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$58.00 a barrel
The share price of Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd (ASX: CWY) rose by 6% after announcing it was the successful bidder for an acquisition.
Falling share markets are usually a good day for gold miners. The best ASX 200 gold business today was the Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) share price which went up 4.5%.
A disappointing trading update sent the Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) share price down by 11.7%. Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) seemed to catch some of the negativity, its share price dropped another 2.5% as well.
The Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) share price declined by almost 5% after releasing its full annual report to the market.
Fellow resources business Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) saw its share price drop by almost 4% today.
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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Flight Centre Travel Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Propel Funeral Partners Ltd and Webjet 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.