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 0.94% to 6.723.10
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.88% to 6,833.00
- AUD/USD at US 69 cents
- Gold at US$1,491.42 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$61.68 a barrel
Construction materials company James Hardie Industries plc (ASX: JHX) saw its share price increase by 7.7% after announcing its second quarter and half-year result.
The share price of Perenti Global Ltd (ASX: PRN), formerly called Ausdrill, fell by 10.7% after an attack close to the Boungou Mine site in Burkina Faso.
The Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) share price dropped 5.6% after the travel company gave a trading update and guidance about its profit outlook.
National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB) saw its share price rise 2.3% today after releasing its FY19 result which saw a decline in reported profit and another cut to the dividend.
The gloss has been taken off yesterday’s report with the Pendal Group Ltd (ASX: PDL) share price falling 3.3%.
Finally, the share price of Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC) rose 0.7% despite announcing there may have been impact from a recent hailstorm.
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