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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 0.03% to 6.735.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.03% to 6,857.40
  • AUD/USD at US 69 cents
  • Gold at US$1,574.42 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$70.29 a barrel

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the gold miner Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) with worries about the Iran situation.

Another gold miner was the second best performer today thanks to the rising gold price, the Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) share price increased by almost 4%.

The worries about the Middle East are sending the oil price higher, that’s why the Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) share price rose by 2.7%.

At the red end of the ASX the Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) share price dropped 9.3% after giving an update about the bushfires in the Bega region. The market also sent the share price of agricultural business Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC) down by 3.2% today.

The share price of cannabis company Cann Group Ltd (ASX: CAN) rose by 23.6% before going into a trading halt this afternoon.

The Cooper Energy Ltd. (ASX: COE) share price dropped 3.2% today after giving a progress report regarding the bushfires.

Finally, the share price of Worley Ltd (ASX: WOR) rose almost 2% after announcing a contract win.

Here are some of today’s top stories:    

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