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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 8 shares you missed

Tristan Harrison
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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 0.29% to 5,795.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.27% to 5,853.90
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,263.34 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$60.96 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was healthcare business Nanosonics Ltd. (ASX: NAN), its share price rose 4%.

Gold miners had a decent day with the share price of St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) rising 3.9%.

The Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC) share price plunged 39% today after outlining a number of issues in an announcement today that has hurt the December 2018 result.

Shares of Class Ltd (ASX: CL1) dropped 11% after the software business updated the market with its quarterly account update.

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) shares fell almost 5% today as one of its key competitors reported a disappointing set of figures, leading investors to fear the same may happen to the ASX wine business.

The Integrated Research Limited (ASX: IRI) share price finished up 37% after updating the market with profit guidance.

Investors liked what they saw in the Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) update today, which sent up its share price by 9.4%.

Finally, the Noni B Limited (ASX: NBL) rose 10% today after announcing a trading update to the market.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of COSTA GRP FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended COSTA GRP FPO, Nanosonics Limited, Nearmap Ltd., and Treasury Wine Estates Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Class Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Integrated Research Limited. 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.