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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 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 Thursday. 

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market: 

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.67% to 7,041.80 
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.63% to7,185.60 
  • AUD/USD at US 69 cents 
  • Gold at US$1,555.88 an ounce 
  • Brent Oil at US$64.43 a barrel 

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV), its share price went up almost 6%.  

Excitement for the China – US trade deal sent the Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF) share price up more than 5%.  

The trade war truce was also good news for US-based technology business Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) which is generating a lot of growth in China, Altium’s share price increased by 4.3% today.  

An increase of global trade would also be good news for businesses connected to logistics, that’s why the share price of WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) climbed 3.7%.  

Retail company Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL) saw its share price dumped 5.6% after a negative broker note sent it downwards. 

A trading update from Michael Hill International Ltd (ASX: MHJ) sent the share price down 1.4%.  

An update about the takeover talks and news of the refiner margin sent the share price of Caltex Australia Limited (ASX: CTX) up 0.3%.  

Finally, the share price of Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) dropped 0.4% after releasing its quarterly report 

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Challenger Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Altium, Super Retail Group Limited, and WiseTech Global. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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