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 0.77% to 6,684.70
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.76% to 6,791.50
- AUD/USD at US 68 cents
- Gold at US$1,488.13 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$58.92 a barrel
One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the IOOF Holdings Limited (ASX: IFL) share price going up by nearly 11% after it managed to score a lower price for the businesses it’s acquiring from Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) which saw its share price fall by 0.75% today.
The SEEK Limited (ASX: SEK) share price ended the day higher by 0.5% with the employment site business benefiting from today’s positive unemployment news.
The share price of WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) fell 10% before going into a trading halt after the publication of a short attack.
Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG) saw its share price end the day flat after announcing the divestment of its Indian investment.
Annuity business Challenger Ltd’s (ASX: CGF) share price rose another 5% with investors pleased by its quarterly update earlier this week.
Finally, the share price of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) dropped 5.7%, making it one of the bottom performers in the ASX 200.
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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 AFTERPAY T FPO and WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Challenger Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Insurance Australia Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended SEEK Limited. 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.