Australia Markets open in 2 hrs 2 mins

ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 8 ASX shares you missed

Tristan Harrison
ASX main board

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 0.55% to 6.735.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.48% to 6,838.10
  • AUD/USD at US 68 cents
  • Gold at US$1,464.46 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.71 a barrel

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) share price which went up 15% after holding its AGM and giving an update.

The Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) share price has gone up 8% after the buy now, pay later company gave a business update yesterday.

Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) saw its share price rise by 6% today, hitting an all-time high.

It was a bad day for the G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) share price which fell 17.8% today after providing a trading update and announcing the sale of some centres.

The BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) share price rose 0.05% after announcing who the new CEO will be.

The share price of Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL) rose 10.2% today after giving a market update to investors.

Car dealership company AP Eagers Ltd (ASX: APE) experienced an 8% share price fall after giving a trading update of tough conditions.

Finally, the share price of Helloworld Travel Ltd (ASX: HLO) rose 1.4% after holding its AGM.

Here are some of today’s top stories:    

  • Ramsay Health Care share price higher following AGM update
  • 3 signs you’re ready to start investing in shares
  • Will Google’s transaction accounts disrupt CBA, NAB and ANZ next year?
  • Why cannabis company Althea is on a high today

The post ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 8 ASX shares you missed appeared first on Motley Fool Australia.

The Fool investment team has identified these ASX shares that could be worth a place in your portfolio.  

3 Top ASX Blue Chip Shares For 2020

You’re invited! For a limited time, The Motley Fool Australia is giving away an urgent new investment report detailing our 3 TOP BLUE CHIP SHARES to own in 2019.

So if you like trustworthy, stable, high-performing companies that pay fat fully franked dividends – we’ve got you covered!

Stock #1 is a beloved old Australian company turning its attention to high-margin businesses... and rapidly returning cash to shareholders with its hefty dividend...

While Stock #2 is an online powerhouse that’s rapidly gaining market share all around the globe... poised for years (or even decades) of tremendous growth...

Even better, Stock #3 offers a whopping 6.5% grossed-up dividend! Which beats the rates on term deposits right out of the water – and offers the potential for capital gains, too.

You can discover all three shares inside our new report right now. To scoop up your FREE copy, simply click the link below right now. But you will want to hurry – this free report is available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Simply CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE REPORT!

More reading

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 AFTERPAY T FPO and Helloworld Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Nanosonics Limited and Nearmap Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Helloworld 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.

The Motley Fool's purpose is to help the world invest, better. Click here now for your free subscription to Take Stock, The Motley Fool's free investing newsletter. Packed with stock ideas and investing advice, it is essential reading for anyone looking to build and grow their wealth in the years ahead. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson. 2019