Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Monday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.60% to 6.793.70
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.85% to 6,898.90
- AUD/USD at US 68 cents
- Gold at US$1,464.27 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$62.48 a barrel
One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) share price which rose around 12.3% after upgrading its profit expectations for the upcoming FY19 result.
The share price of Smartgroup Corporation Ltd (ASX: SIQ) dropped 14% today after announcing the retirement of its CEO and giving an earnings update.
The share price of gold miner Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) was unmoved after going into a trading halt because the company announced a capital raising to fund a large acquisition.
Continued strength of the Australian property market saw the Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG) share price rise by 2%.
Finally, the share price of Lifestyle Communities Limited (ASX: LIC) fell around 1% with the retirement village business holding its AGM and giving a presentation.
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