Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Tuesday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.04% to 6.847.30
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.03% to 6,950.50
- AUD/USD at US 69 cents
- Gold at US$1,477.12 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$65.33 a barrel
One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the Chorus Ltd (ASX: CNU) share price which rose 3.5%.
Some of the profit has been taken off the table with the Virgin Money UK Plc (ASX: VUK) share price falling 6.3%.
The worst performer in the ASX 200 was Smartgroup Corporation Ltd (ASX: SIQ), its share price fell 7.1% after yesterday’s insurance update.
The Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC) share price fell 6.2% after the rare earth miner announced there would be no increase in the Malaysian processing limit for 2019.
Finally, the share price of Althea Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: AGH) rose 5.8% after announcing it was approaching 4,000 patients in Australia.
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