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 1.35% to 6,994.50
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.45% to 7,098.40
- AUD/USD at US 68 cents
- Gold at US$1,580.04 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$59.10 a barrel
One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was food company Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC), its share price rose 4% today.
Gold miners were some of today’s top performers as the gold price rose. The leader in the ASX 200 was Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR), its share price rose 3.5% after giving its quarterly presentation.
The coronavirus had a major impact on several industries on the ASX after the return to trade from the long Australia Day weekend. The share price of Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) dropped almost 14% whilst the Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price fell 7.3%.
The Volpara Health Technologies Ltd (ASX: VHT) share price went up 2.75% after it updated the market with a promising quarterly update.
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Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of VOLPARA FPO NZ. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended COSTA GRP FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Class Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Sezzle Inc, VOLPARA FPO NZ, and Webjet Ltd. 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.