Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Wednesday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.53% to 7,031.50
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.53% to 7,135.90
- AUD/USD at US 68 cents
- Gold at US$1,566.20 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$60.28 a barrel
One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was Virgin Money UK PLC (ASX: VUK), its share price jumped 9.4% after giving its trading update for the first quarter of 2020.
The share price of advertising business oOh!Media Ltd (ASX: OML) experienced a share price drop of 6.7% after the CEO announced his intention to step down.
Listed investment company (LIC) MFF Capital Investments Ltd (ASX: MFF) sent its share price higher by 4.4% after announcing another strong result with a large special dividend.
The December 2019 quarterly report wasn’t enough to stop the Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) share price falling over 2% after a drop in the gold price.
Finally, the share price of Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL) was unmoved today after the company announced it was making an acquisition.
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