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 1.10% to 6,092.50
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 1.10% to 6,159.10
- AUD/USD at US 71 cents
- Gold at US$1,303.76 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$62.46 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Idp Education Ltd (ASX: IEL) which rose by 21.2% after posting an impressive half year report.
British bank CYBG Plc (ASX: CYB) went up 18.5% due to its impressive first quarter update where its cost synergies were better than expected.
AGL Energy Limited (ASX: AGL) shares fell by 4.8% with the drop in statutory profit not sparking any joy for investors.
The Pushpay Holdings Ltd (ASX: PPH) share price finished the day down 6.6% after reporting its result for the December 2018 quarter.
Shares of Catapult Group International Ltd (ASX: CAT) plunged 23% as news came of the CEO’s resignation.
The Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) shares were up 3.25% today after the property company reported profit growth of 26%.
Gold shares didn’t have a good day, with Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) the worst of the ASX 200 group, falling by 5.2%.
Finally, the Downer EDI Limited (ASX: DOW) share price dropped 4.6% after reporting its half year result.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- How you can turn $25,000 into $2.5 million on the ASX
- NAB shares are in a trading halt pending leadership changes
- Is the Telstra share price a buy?
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