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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Monday: 8 ASX shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Monday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.27% to 6,670.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.31% to 6,799.80
  • AUD/USD at US 69 cents
  • Gold at US$1,511.41 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$61.36 a barrel

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the NRW Holdings Limited (ASX: NWH) share price which went up almost 14% after responding to media speculation about BGC Contracting.

Lithium miners were some of today’s biggest gainers. The Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) share price rose 9.7% and the Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) share price increased by 8.7%.

Construction materials business CSR Limited (ASX: CSR) has seen its share price rise 8.3% as it recovers alongside the property market in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC) share price didn’t budge today because it went into a trading halt for a capital raising. The big bank released its FY19 result which included a dividend cut.

Whilst Westpac shares were in a trading halt, other banks suffered declines. The National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB) share price fell 2.3%.

Poor Australian retail numbers has hurt the share price of JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) which fell 2.4%.

Finally, the share price Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC) continued to be volatile. It was the worst performer today, the share price fell almost 3%.

Here are some of today’s top stories:    

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